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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.

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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.

2010-02-26 10:46:00

Study highlights: -- The antiplatelet drug cilostazol was better than aspirin in preventing a recurrent stroke in a Japanese trial. -- Compared to patients taking aspirin, patients taking the drug were less likely to have new ischemic stroke or develop bleeding requiring hospitalization. -- Cilostazol is used to reduce leg pain associated with peripheral vascular disease in the United States.

2010-02-25 17:11:00

WHAT: DAILY NEWS SUMMARY -- THURSDAY, Feb. 25 from the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010 WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Feb.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.