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  1. Hip Hop to Stroke Awareness

    Feb. 7, 2007 (San Francisco) -- What do hip hop and beauty salons have in common? Both offer captive audiences for teaching children the signs and symptoms of a stroke, researchers report. In a study of about 400 kids who hip-hopped to stroke awareness, the proportion that could recognize two or mor

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  2. U.S. Stroke Risk Drops

    Dec. 26, 2006 – Americans have a lower risk of stroke than they did in previous decades -- but when strokes come, they are just as bad as ever. The findings come from the famous Framingham Study, which has looked at Americans' heart attack and stroke risks since the 1940s. The current report looks a

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  3. New Therapy for Partial Paralysis

    Nov. 1, 2006 -- In some stroke survivors with partial paralysis on one side, short-term, intensive physical therapy that restrains their good arm and hand may lead to lasting improvements in the paralyzed one, a new study shows. In the study, patients who underwent the new therapy took a third less

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  4. Neck Surgery Less Risky Than Stents

    Oct. 20, 2006 -- When it comes to opening blocked carotid arteries, surgery may be less risky than stents. That's according to a study by French doctors including Jean-Louis Mas, MD, of the Hospitaux Sainte-Anne in Paris. The carotid arteries run through the neck, taking blood to the brain. They can

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  5. Can You Have a Stroke and Not Know It?

    Oct. 9, 2006 -- Many U.S. adults aged 45 and older may have had a stroke without realizing it, a new study shows. People should learn stroke's warning signs and immediately seek emergency medical help if those symptoms appear, write the researchers. Before you read about their study, which appears i

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  6. Stroke Impacts Blacks, Hispanics More

    Aug. 31, 2006 -- After stroke, quality of life often suffers, especially for blacks and Hispanics. The CDC's Jipan Xie, MD, PhD, and colleagues report that news in the journal Stroke. "These findings support the importance of preventing stroke and minimizing its impact on survivors, especially among

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  7. Mexican-Americans 2nd Stroke Risk High

    Aug. 22, 2006 -- Mexican-Americans appear to face a higher risk of second strokes or death from a stroke stroke. A new study shows that Mexican-Americans were more than 50% more likely to have a second stroke within a year of their first stroke compared with whites. Each year, approximately 700,000

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  8. Stroke Costs Reaching Trillions

    Aug. 16, 2006 -- The financial cost of strokes in the U.S. will soar to more than $2.2 trillion over the next 45 years if no action is taken to improve preventive care or treatment, according to a new study. Researchers say much of the bill for those stroke -related costs will be for black and Latin

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  9. Stroke Patients Benefit From Lipitor

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- Stroke Stroke patients can reduce their risk of having a second stroke by taking high doses of a widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug, even if they don't have heart disease heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings from the five-year, international

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  10. New Approach to Stroke Recovery

    June 29, 2006 -- Stroke Stroke experts have successfully tested a noninvasive approach to help the brain recover from stroke. Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, and colleagues describe their experiment in the journal Stroke's early online edition. Fregni works in Boston, at the Harvard Center for Noninvasive B

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