Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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All posts tagged American Stroke Association

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Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue their own hobbies and interests

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research released on Thursday. Researchers used several questionnaires to assess well-being after one year among 399 family members caring for a loved one …

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Many U.S. women don’t know stroke warning signs

Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke , according to research conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and released Wednesday. In a

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Rev. Michael O. Minor preaches the gospel of healthy living

When Rev. Michael O. Minor moved back home to the Mississippi Delta, after 10 years in Boston, he noticed something alarming. People were dying. “I was doing a funeral almost

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One-third of young people who survive a stroke lose independence

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: `1000 to 1,’ the amazing story of Cory Weissman

The first magical moment of Cory Weissman’s basketball career was scoring his 1,000th point for Jackson Memorial  High School in Jackson Township, N.J. Only the ninth player in school history

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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

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Inspiration for stroke survivors stitch by stitch

Artist and stroke survivor Eugene Brown gave a special gift to the American Stroke Association on Friday — an intricate tapestry representing his journey through stroke recovery and

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She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT

As an emergency medical technician and CPR trainer, Nancy Capelle helps save lives. Not long ago, she was the one in need of emergency care. A week after turning 40,

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Artist inspired by his own stroke recovery

Eugene Brown considers the artwork he’s created the last 13 years to be more intense and more creative than ever before. What led to such a change? A stroke

Implanted cardiac monitor identifies stroke risk better than traditional methods

A cardiac monitor about the size of a USB flash drive that’s implanted under the skin was six to seven times more likely to detect atrial fibrillation, an