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Four-time stroke survivor makes trek across the country for the fourth time

He’s at it again. Four-time stroke survivor Mycle Brandy, 63, has his walking shoes on and he is making his way from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. This is Brandy’s fourth walk since beginning his treks around America to raise …

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Stroke survivors may lose a month of healthy life for every 15-minute treatment delay

Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study. In addition, each minute faster the

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Stroke patients fare better in hospitals speeding care

Hospitals that used key strategies, tools and approaches from the Target: Stroke initiative sped up treatment times, which was associated with fewer stroke patients having complications or dying, according

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Weight of the Nation report shares obesity-fighting strategies

The United States had made progress in preventing and controlling obesity through new strategies for healthcare providers, medical institutions, patients and communities, according to a report summarizing the

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Stroke severity key factor in predicting stroke care outcomes

Stroke severity is the most important predictor of how patients will fare after their stroke, and may be the most important factor in relating hospital performance to 30-day

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Get With The Guidelines program helps hospitals deliver better care, journal paper says

Following the Get With The Guidelinesprogram -- which was launched by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to improve in-hospital quality -- helps hospitals deliver better care for