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2011-02-11 12:19:00

Abstract 185 Audio and video interviews available at ISC 2011 Multimedia Study Highlights: - Symptomless strokes occur in about 20 percent of children with sickle cell disease when their red blood cell levels severely drop. These silent strokes also occur in about 7 percent of hospitalized children without sickle cell who have severe drops in hemoglobin. - Acute anemic events could help account for the high prevalence of silent strokes in children with sickle cell disease. LOS...

2011-02-11 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Stroke Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Underway Now: News Conference - Late Breaking Clinical Science - 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET Live streaming and on demand at MedpageToday.com. This session of stroke science highlights 5 just-completed trials: LB 8 - Hibernation stress response decreases stroke brain damage in mice (SUMOylation) LB 9 - Intravenous drug...

2011-02-10 12:07:13

American Stroke Association meeting report Strokes will increase dramatically over the coming decades, with increases being considerably steeper in Mexican-Americans compared with non-Hispanic whites, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. "The tremendous number of strokes projected has large personal, social and economic consequences for the United States," said Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, M.P.H., an investigator at the School...

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2011-02-11 06:10:00

UPDATED Two different studies presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference on Wednesday have linked both diet soda and salty foods to an increased risk of stroke and other vascular events. The Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS), a study that included subjects from various ethnic groups in Manhattan, revealed that those who consumed diet sodas on a daily basis had a 61% higher chance of experiencing vascular events than those who completely abstained from...

2011-02-09 17:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Stroke Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) News Releases and News Tips: Government researcher receives top honor, five others recognized at stroke conference Abstract MP15 -- Stroke in Mexican-Americans expected to rise 350 percent in next 40 years - (Spanish release) Note: Audio interview clip with ASA expert available in Spanish at ISC 2011...

2011-02-09 11:34:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Stroke Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Underway Now: News Conference - Featured News of the Day - 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET Live streaming and on demand at MedpageToday.com. Four presentations featured: Drug may improve outcomes in mild stroke patients, save $200 million annually Ischemic stroke hospitalizations decline in middle aged, elderly,...

2010-11-22 16:52:00

Faster Diagnosis Enables Better Outcomes PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Memorial Hospital has been named to the Target Stroke Honor Roll by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA). This award recognizes having a door-to-needle time of 60 minutes or less for at least 50 percent of patients eligible for the "clot-busting" medication, tPA , as well as holding Silver Plus status in the Get With The Guidelines SM-Stroke...

2010-05-03 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke; 610,000 are first attacks. However, six out of ten Americans do not know which hospitals offer specialized treatment for stroke -- despite the number of stroke-certified hospitals nearly doubling since 2006, according to an American Stroke Association survey. In a survey of 1,000 people throughout the United States, 58 percent said they don't know if hospitals in their community are stroke certified but 72...

2010-04-19 15:22:00

LANGHORNE, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Mary Medical Center will host Take 2 to Save 2 on May 2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Northampton Valley Country Club, 10 Harmony Drive, in Richboro, PA, in partnership with the American Stroke Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The program features nationally recognized Gospel Music performers Myron Butler and Dottie Peoples; famous comedian Charles Walden; and Dr. Emil Matarese, a national ambassador...

2010-04-13 13:34:00

DALLAS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The votes are in and the two winning choirs have been selected for the American Stroke Association's Most Powerful Voices competition. The large choir winner is Dexter Walker & Zion Movement from Chicago, Illinois. The small choir winner is James Andrews and New Seasons from Indianapolis, Indiana. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) Both choirs will perform at the Power Awards Show on May 7 in Harlem, NY. The association...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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