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2014-09-30 16:28:29

Stroke Survivor will Focus on Building Awareness and Strategic Growth to Expand Organization's 30-Year Legacy CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association, the only national nonprofit dedicated 100 percent to stroke, has appointed veteran business and marketing executive Matt Lopez as CEO. Lopez brings 20 years leadership and business experience working with national and global markets and international brands. Lopez has held a variety...

2014-09-22 08:28:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and iRhythm Technologies are observing National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month with insights from a new survey evaluating public awareness of Afib. Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with diagnosed Afib, and another 850,000 are estimated to have Afib and remain undiagnosed. Afib is an irregular heartbeat which may cause blood to collect in the heart and form a clot. These clots can travel to...

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2014-07-17 05:35:17

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Commonly called a brain attack, strokes can lead to paralysis, brain damage, and death. Stroke is currently the number four killer of Americans today, and it is a form of heart disease, which is the number one killer of all Americans. However, researchers with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health report they have positive new findings concerning the realm of strokes. According to a university statement,...

2014-07-15 23:10:46

Northern Westchester Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work, helping hospitals ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital has received the Get...

2014-06-25 23:17:13

Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City has received two of the most prestigious honors awarded to stroke programs by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for excellence in the treatment of stroke patients: Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City has received top honors from the American Heart Association/American Stroke...

2014-06-11 08:26:37

New certification only held by 70 other hospitals in U.S. ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When car crash victims suffer serious injuries, emergency crews often get them to trauma centers for the advanced care they need. That same concept has come to stroke care, as evidence grows that coordinated, advanced treatment can make a huge difference for patients who suffer a "brain attack." Recently, the University of Michigan Health System earned the nation's highest...

2014-06-04 12:28:51

HOUSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, in partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), is proud to announce that the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit has successfully transported and helped save the life of its very first patient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94043 The unit, which is the first and only of its kind in the nation treating patients, is a...

2014-05-29 16:27:08

Northwestern Medicine experts outline the signs of a stroke and explain the need for quick action CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On average, one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. Stroke is also the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. While common, stroke is also preventable with lifestyle changes. Recognizing a stroke when it occurs can save lives yet a recent study reported that 1 in 5 women can't identify a single stroke warning...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-02 16:24:35

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the American Stroke Association, this ailment is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and approximately 795,000 people experience a stroke each year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83794 "With stroke being the number one cause of adult disability, building awareness in our communities is imperative," said Derek Bullard, founder of Already HomeCare, an...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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