Latest American Stroke Association Stories

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).

2010-05-03 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke; 610,000 are first attacks.

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.

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.

2010-04-08 11:41:38

The first study of its kind to assess the quality of a marriage and its association with stroke risk, Prof. Uri Goldbourt of Tel Aviv University's Neufeld Cardiac Institute found a correlation between reported "happiness" in marriage and the likelihood that a man will die from stroke.

2010-03-29 12:05:00

DALLAS, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Stroke Association's Most Powerful Voices competition is in its final round and choirs need the public to vote at http://choir.gospelmusicchannel.com.

2010-02-26 17:38:00

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- FRIDAY, Feb. 26 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Feb.

2010-02-26 10:58:00

Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall.

2010-02-26 10:53:00

Study highlights: -- High-intensity, repetitive rehabilitation exercises, whether assisted by a robot or human, can improve movement in a stroke patient's paralyzed arm, even years after the disabling event.

2010-02-26 10:50:00

Study highlights: - A new anti-clotting drug proved as effective as the blood thinner currently used to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients with prior stroke or transient ischemic attacks - The lower dose of the drug dabigatran produced less risk of bleeding in the brain than warfarin did - Dabigatran is not approved in the United States but is available in other countries to prevent blood clots after elective hip and knee replacement surgery SAN ANTONIO, Feb.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.