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Stroke

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

Let's Talk About Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

Let's Talk About Stroke is a series of downloadable patient information sheets that presents information in a question-and-answer format with room for you to write down questions to ask your doctor.

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: December 12, 2014

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Taking Aspirin to Prevent Strokes

Should you take aspirin? It’s always a good idea to talk with your provider before taking aspirin to prevent a stroke or heart attack.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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

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