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  1. Friends of Stroke Victims Reluctant to Call 911

    May 13, 2010 -- Stroke victims need immediate emergency attention, but a new study shows that most people who realize stroke warning signs are occurring in a friend or family member may not call 911, thereby delaying potentially lifesaving treatment. This is alarming, Michigan researchers suggest, b

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  2. Limb Movement Regained Years After Stroke

    April 16, 2010 -- Regaining lost movement may be possible many years after suffering a stroke thanks to intensive stroke rehabilitation therapy and help from new robotic aids. A new study shows people who had lost significant strength in arm movement due to a stroke were able to achieve modest gains

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  3. Can You Recognize Symptoms of Minor Stroke?

    April 15, 2010 -- Most people having minor strokes don't recognize the symptoms, and a large percentage fails to seek timely treatment, a new study shows. Researchers in the U.K. interviewed 1,000 patients treated for minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a condition characterized by stro

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  4. Brisk Walking Reduces Stroke Risk

    April 6, 2010 -- Women who walk two or more hours per week or who walk at a brisk pace can significantly reduce their risk of suffering a stroke, new research indicates. The findings are based on a study of the exercising habits of 39,315 female health professionals whose average age was 54. It foun

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  5. Overactive Thyroid May Raise Early Stroke Risk

    April 1, 2010 -- Younger adults with overactive thyroids appear to have an increased risk for early stroke, new research finds. Having the condition known as hyperthyroidism before the age of 45 was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke in the study conducted by investigators with Taiwan’s

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  6. Parents' Strokes Raise Risks for Offspring

    March 8, 2010 -- The odds of having a stroke are higher for people whose father or mother had a stroke by age 65, a new study suggests. The finding means that parental stroke may be an important new risk factor for strokes, long known to be associated with high blood pressure. Researchers studied 3,

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  7. U.S. Has Racial Gap in Stroke Rate

    March 1, 2010 (San Antonio) -- The first national snapshot of the racial gap in stroke rates shows that African-Americans are more likely to suffer from the debilitating condition than whites. The study of over 26,000 people aged 45 and older from across the U.S. may help to explain why African-Amer

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  8. Stents as Good as Surgery at Preventing Stroke

    Feb. 26, 2010 (San Antonio) -- A less invasive approach for clearing clogged neck arteries proved just as effective and safe as surgical treatment for preventing strokes in high-risk patients, according to the largest comparison of the two procedures. Stenting, in which flexible mesh tubes are used

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  9. Wii Games Speed Stroke Rehab

    Feb. 25, 2010 (San Antonio) -- Active Wii video games may bring some fun into stroke recovery, helping patients regain lost strength and motor skills in the process. In a first-of-its-kind study, 11 stroke victims with weakness in their arms could reach out and grab objects more easily and more quic

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  10. Strokes Are Increasing Among Young

    Feb. 24, 2010 (San Antonio) -- Strokes are on the rise among younger people, a group not traditionally considered at high risk for the debilitating condition, researchers report. A total of 7.3% of stroke victims were younger than age 45 in 2005, up from 4.5% in 1993, says Brett M. Kissela, MD, of t

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