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2010-02-23 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life is a precious gift and so are loved ones. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, today launched a campaign that provides people an array of life-changing health messages to send to those who may be at risk for stroke. Take 2 To Save 2 -- part of the Power To End Stroke cause campaign reaching African Americans -- calls for people to take two minutes to save two loved ones by texting "Take 2" to...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, has joined with the Gospel Music Channel to educate people about stroke through an online singing competition. Most Powerful Voices, held Jan. 19 - April 6, will engage competing choirs and voters from across America in the American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke cause campaign. Each choir who enters the competition is required to upload a video or MP3...

2009-10-26 06:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this year's observance of "World Stroke Day," Thursday, October 29, the American Heart Association and its division, the American Stroke Association, will join international organizations with a unified message about the global threat of stroke. This year's theme is, "What Can I Do?" "Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, the second leading cause of death in the world and a leading cause of severe, long-term...

2009-09-09 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council and the American Stroke Association announced today the launch of new public service advertisements (PSAs) intended to raise awareness among African Americans of the early symptoms of stroke and to increase immediate stroke recognition and response. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/39866/ According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the number three killer in the...

2009-04-27 11:13:00

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If your loved one suffers a stroke, you'll probably be left overwhelmed with countless questions. What medications have been prescribed? What side effects should you watch for? Does your home need to be modified to meet the needs of the stroke survivor? To help answer common questions, the American Stroke Association has released a list of 15 tips to help family members cope with their new role as stroke caregivers. The list, created as part of...

2009-04-27 11:09:00

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by American Stroke Association: It's better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their side effects. Ask if your home should be modified to meet the specific needs of the stroke survivor. Ask a doctor, nurse or therapist to clarify any unanswered questions or to provide written information that explains what occurs after the stroke and during...

2009-02-24 12:54:56

That first "mini-stroke" may be more of a benign event for women than men, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Yale University. The findings underscore the need to continue researching gender differences in disease prevention and follow-up care. Data show 30 days after a transient ischemic attack (TIA), women are 30 percent less likely to have a stroke, 14 percent less likely to have heart-related problems and 26 percent less likely to die than men of...

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2009-02-19 08:54:59

Young adults with stroke symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed in emergency rooms "” making them miss effective early treatment "” according to research presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009. In the Misdiagnosis of Acute Stroke in the Young During Initial Presentation in the Emergency Room study, researchers reviewed data on 57 patients, ages 16 to 50 years old, enrolled since 2001 in the Young Stroke Registry at the Comprehensive...

2008-10-29 09:00:35

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by a team of stroke experts from the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center demonstrates that CT (computed tomography) perfusion imaging may dramatically improve stroke diagnosis. The study showed CT perfusion had 100 percent accuracy for detecting the large, devastating type of stroke. If adopted, this advancement in stroke detection will mean dramatically faster diagnosis time -- less than half the time of magnetic...

2008-10-08 15:00:38

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. announced today that it has teamed up with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to promote awareness in New York City of stroke, the number three killer and leading disabler among the elderly. Touchstone Health will provide support for the associations' campaigns against cardiovascular disease during two events in May 2009: the Start! Wall Street Run & Heart Walk and the Power to End Stroke...


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