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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...

2009-04-21 09:00:00

SINGAPORE, April 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Moleac has been named the Singapore Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, by Frost & Sullivan. This award recognizes companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence in the healthcare industry and acknowledges Moleac's outstanding performance in 2008. Mr David Picard, CEO of Moleac, received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Excellence in Healthcare Award for Singapore Entrepreneurial Company of the Year at the awards ceremony...

2009-04-16 11:00:00

National Health Service hospitals' usage by stroke rehab patients dictates increase in staff and Saebo-trained therapists CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Saebo, Inc. announced in its first quarter that its subsidiary, Saebo UK, Ltd., had another record year in 2008 and has added staff to accommodate its continued impressive growth in 2009. "2008 was another record year for Saebo UK," said UK Managing Director, Glyn Blakey. "In the second half of 2008 alone, we trained an...

2009-03-19 13:30:00

New site adds features that benefit both patients and health care professionals CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Saebo, Inc., a leading international provider of innovative stroke rehabilitation products launched a new interactive website today at www.saebo.com. The new site is designed to increase exposure to Saebo's unique line of upper extremity stroke rehab products, while making the site easier to use for patients and health care professionals. Henry Hoffman, Saebo's...

2009-02-19 08:56:39

Robot-assisted therapy may help stroke patients attain gains in their physical abilities long after the stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009.Improvement in this small, randomized study varied with the severity of a patient's disability at the time of rehabilitation: the less disability at the start of the two-week therapy, the more gain in physical ability. "Stroke is the nation's leading cause of adult disability,"...

2009-01-14 08:53:44

Age at injury, type of injury, timing and specificity of treatment matterCognitive rehabilitation after a serious brain injury or stroke can help the mind in much the same way that physical therapy helps the body, according to a new meta-analysis. Because the data suggest that treatment may work best when tailored to age, injury, symptoms, and time since injury, the findings may help establish evidence-based treatment guidelines. A full report is in the January issue of Neuropsychology, which...

2009-01-13 18:08:15

A new study provides a novel theory for how delusions arise and why they persist. NYU Langone Medical Center researcher Orrin Devinsky, MD, performed an in-depth analysis of patients with certain delusions and brain disorders revealing a consistent pattern of injury to the frontal lobe and right hemisphere of the human brain. The cognitive deficits caused by these injuries to the right hemisphere, leads to the over compensation by the left hemisphere of the brain for the injury, resulting in...

2009-01-12 14:11:00

WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stroke Center at Kent Hospital has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. Kent Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients," says Jean E. Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, Joint Commission. Each year about 700,000 people experience a new or...

2008-12-08 08:32:26

A new technology may buy stroke patients extra time to recover. Using a new, hand-operated robotic device and functional MRI (fMRI), scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have found chronic stroke patients can function normally again. fMRI maps the brain to track stroke rehabilitation. "We have shown that the brain has the ability to regain function through rehabilitative exercises following a stroke," A. Aria Tzika, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, was quoted as saying. "We have...