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African Americans and Stroke

This site offers information about why African Americans have an increased risk of stroke. Risk factors include higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, and sickle cell anemia.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Warning Signs

Heart attack,stroke, and cardiac arrest are life-and-death emergencies -- every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Heart Association

HOPE: The Stroke Recovery Guide

This guide offers information to help you on your road to recovery from stroke, including post-stroke issues, prevention, exercises, and recommendations. The guide is available online, Print copies may be ordered by calling 1-800-STROKES.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. The good news is that treatments are available that can greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke. Getting treatment within 60 minutes can prevent disability.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS

Learn About Stroke

Understanding what you can do to reduce your risk can decrease your chances of having a stroke. Nevertheless, it is still important to know the warning signs of stroke and how to respond to them.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Stroke Association

Let’s Talk About Stroke and Aphasia- (PDF)

Read about aphasia and how family and friends can help and support the patient.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Stroke Association

Recovering From Stroke

Stroke may cause temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. Learn how occupational therapists can help stroke survivors regain their strength to again engage in daily activities.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Stroke: Controllable Risk Factors

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase stroke risk can be treated, and lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Transient Ischemic Attack

About one in three people who have a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), which is sometimes called a ministroke, eventually have a stroke, with about half occurring during the year after the TIA. You can control or treat a number of risk factors associated with TIAs.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Women and Stroke: Unique Symptoms in Women

This page teaches you how to recognize stroke symptoms and what to do if you think someone may be having a stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association