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  1. -05-14-09 Preventing a Stroke (U.S. News)
      "Lifestyle counts, and in stroke prevention, the sum of one's efforts appears to be greater than singular prevention elements. A study in an August issue of the journal Circulation suggests that leading a low-risk lifestyle—including getting exercise, eating a healthful diet, and not smoking—reduces the risk of ischemic stroke, the most common from of stroke, in the general population by approximately 80 percent." 05-09

  2. -09-03-08 Medication Repairs Brain Tissue After Stroke (U.S. News)
      "A little-used cancer drug called bryostatin can repair brain tissue if it's administered within 24 hours after a stroke, according to U.S. researchers."

      "More than 780,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long-term disability in the developing world. Almost 75 percent of all strokes occur in people older than 65, and the risk of suffering a stroke more than doubles each decade after age 55, according to background information in the news release." 09-08

  3. -Common Painkillers Increase Health Risks (AARP.com)
      "Healthy adults who reach for common painkillers to ease the twinges of everyday aches and pains could be setting themselves up for a heart attack or stroke, according to recent research." 07-10

  4. Definition of a Stroke (NeurologyChannel.com)
      "Strokes, or brain attacks, are a major cause of death and permanent disability. They occur when blood flow to a region of the brain is obstructed and may result in death of brain tissue."

      "There are two main types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage in an artery that supplies blood to the brain, resulting in a deficiency in blood flow (ischemia). Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by the bleeding of ruptured blood vessels (hemorrhage) in the brain."

      "During ischemic stroke, diminished blood flow initiates a series of events (called ischemic cascade) that may result in additional, delayed damage to brain cells. Early medical intervention can halt this process and reduce the risk for irreversible complications." 10-05

  5. Heart Disease and Strokes (American Medical Association)
      Provides articles on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and strokes. 1-04

  6. Heart Disease and Strokes (American Medical Association)
      Provides articles on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and strokes. 1-04

  7. Signs You Are At Risk of Stroke (U.S. News)
      "You can prevent stroke, the third-leading cause of death and top cause of adult disability in the U.S." 05-09

  8. Signs of a Stroke (U.S. News)
      "Minimizing the time between the onset of a stroke and the start of stroke treatment is critical for surviving the brain attack and minimizing the resulting brain injury. The key is to immediately get to the emergency room for a brain scan to detect which type of stroke has hit. If it's ischemic—caused by a blood clot—the best treatment is a clot-dissolving drug called tissue plasminogen activator, or TPA, and the quicker the treatment, the less the disabling damage. Most hospitals will treat stroke patients with TPA only if the medicine can be injected within three hours of the appearance of symptoms, which is why getting to the hospital is such an urgent matter. A recent study found, however, that TPA can be safe and effective up to 4½ hours after a stroke. Treatment for hemorrhagic stroke, caused by a bleeding vessel in the brain, involves lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling in the brain." 05-09

  9. Simulations for Better Driver Training (MSNBC News)
      "A driving simulator similar to flight simulators used to train pilots can help people re-learn to drive after suffering a stroke."

      "Nearly 75 percent of stroke patients trained on the simulator were able to pass an official driving test, compared with 42 percent of patients who completed standard training, Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and colleagues in Belgium report." 9-05

  10. Stroke (Healthopedia.com)
      Provides detailed information, listed by condition. 8-04

  11. Stroke - Fact Sheet (Family Caregiver Alliance)
   
   


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