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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...

2014-05-01 08:29:21

Campaign Aims to Raise Awareness About Stroke Risk in Women, Hispanics and African-Americans CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability. Women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S. have higher stroke risks and lower recognition of stroke warning signs compared to other populations. This May, during National Stroke Awareness Month, National Stroke Association's Minorities and...

2014-05-01 00:21:38

Knowing these two things may save a life from stroke DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks all Americans to learn two things that may save a life. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7193851-american-stroke-association-may-stroke-month http://www.multivu.com/assets/7193851/photos/7193851-asm-fast-billboard-9x5-md.jpg?1398391287 1....

Stroke Warning Signs Often Missed By Women
2014-03-21 08:19:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, many women in the United States are unaware of most warning signals for a stroke. For this study 1,205 women were surveyed by phone. Researchers found that 51 percent of women correctly identified sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face as a warning...

2014-02-14 11:13:32

Abstract T P307 (Room Hall G) Stroke survivors often resume driving without being formally evaluated for ability — though stroke can cause deficits that can impair driving, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. Researchers surveyed 162 stroke survivors a year after their strokes and found: More than 51 percent returned to driving — many a month after suffering a stroke. Only 5.6 percent received a formal...


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