Tuesday 16 Sep 2014

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Chinese stroke patients recover better when hospitals follow guidelines

Chinese stroke patients are less likely to get pneumonia or die when hospitals follow treatment guidelines, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Closer adherence to the American Heart Association/American …

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Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin wins Most Powerful Voices singing competition

After months of competition, Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin has won the national Most Powerful Voices singing competition that’s helping raise awareness about stroke. McFarlin is a contemporary gospel artist from

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RX: exercise for stroke survivors

Stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise to help counteract physical deconditioning and inactive lifestyles, according to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement. Lack of activity after stroke

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Tough times don’t last, but tough people do’ – like this survivor of a stroke when she was 15

Vandna Mittal loved dancing and snowboarding. She played varsity tennis and took honors classes at her high school in Redlands, Calif. When a headache disrupted the 15-year-old’s walk to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Surviving stroke is a sprint for this marathon runner

Last Memorial Day, Teri Ackerson finished a 6-mile run in preparation for her next marathon, went home for a shower, then visited a Starbucks for a latte with

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke limits attorney, but she’s fighting back – and helping others do so, too

It was the time of year when many people indulge with abandon. Attorney Jan Thomas resisted, though. On this Dec. 28, she was remaining fit by spending her

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: `Stroke Hero’ perseveres to raise son delivered following her devastating stroke

Jenny Mason was throwing up so violently that her boyfriend Jarrad went to a pharmacy to get medication to ease her nausea. When Jarrad returned, he found the left

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One year after explosion, Tedy’s Team runs the Boston Marathon

Chanting “Boston Strong,” all 76 members of Tedy’s Team started the Boston Marathon on Monday morning to help raise money for the American Stroke Association. The group was led

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment