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    1. Use of Key Clot-Busting Stroke Drug Is Rising

      June 2, 2011 -- The use of a clot-busting drug for stroke has increased in the U.S., according to a new study. However, its overall use is still low. Known as tPA, the clot buster is approved to treat the type of stroke caused by a blood clot in the brain, known as ischemic stroke. "At the end of 20

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    2. Racial, Ethnic Gap in Stroke Care

      May 26, 2011 - The American Heart Association (AHA) is calling for new efforts to curb stroke in minority groups. In a scientific statement, the AHA notes that stroke is more common among African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaskan Natives than among whites. The AHA calls for raising

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    3. Stroke Rehab: Home Exercise as Good as Rehab Facility

      May 25, 2011 -- When it comes to helping stroke patients walk again, low-tech, home-based approaches to rehabilitation may work just as well as specialized treadmill training in a rehab facility, a new study shows. The key to the success, researchers say, appears to be the intensity and frequency of

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    4. Many Strokes Occur in Sleep, Preventing Treatment

      May 9, 2011 -- Many people who suffer strokes have them while they are asleep, which may prevent them from getting clot-busting treatment in the critical first few hours after a stroke, a study shows. Such strokes, referred to as wake-up strokes, account for about 14% of all strokes, according to th

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    5. Young in U.S. Pay No Attention to Stroke Risk

      May 2, 2011 -- According to the American Heart Association, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. Yet most Americans between 18 and 24 are dangerously naive about their health and assume they are healthy even though they eat too much fast food, drink too many sugary and alcoholic bev

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    6. Lower Stroke Death Risk in Close-Knit Neighborhoods

      April 14, 2011 -- Seniors who live in supportive neighborhoods in which they have frequent opportunities to interact with friends and neighbors may have a reduced risk of dying from a stroke compared to those who live in less sociable neighborhoods, new research suggests. “Social isolation is unheal

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    7. Virtual Reality Tools May Aid Stroke Recovery

      April 7, 2011 -- Physical therapy that makes use of high-tech gadgets like 3-D goggles, robotic gloves, and motion-tracking video game systems can help people regain strength and function in their upper arm after a stroke, a new research review shows. Pooling data from five randomized, controlled tr

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    8. ‘Mini-Strokes’ May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

      March 24, 2011 -- “Mini-strokes” or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are known to increase risk for stroke, and now new research shows that they may also double your risk for heart attack. The findings appear in the journal Stroke . A TIA occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is temporaril

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    9. Post-Stroke Depression Threatens Independence

      March 15, 2011 -- Stroke survivors who are depressed may be more likely to be dependent on others for help, a new study suggests. “Post-stroke depression is a common problem,” Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, of Indiana University, says in a news release. “We wanted to see whether depression and other facto

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    10. Faster Stroke Recovery When Family Helps Out

      March 10, 2011 -- Stroke patients seem to recover lost or impaired physical abilities more quickly if family members pitch in to help them with exercise therapy, new research indicates. A study shows that when family members help their loved ones in post-stroke physical therapy sessions, the patient

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