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A prescription for better stroke care

By Geoff Koehler - Stroke patients are 70 per cent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later ...

Monthly transfusions reduce strokes in children with sickle cell anemia

By Michael C. Purdy - The arrow points to evidence of a silent stroke. In patients with sickle cell anemia, such strokes ...

TeleStroke units improve stroke care in underserved areas

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report ... Full story

Stroke mortality linked to nurse staffing levels

Stroke mortality is associated with nurse staffing but not weekend rounds by stroke specialist physicians, according to a new study led by King's College London. ... Full story

Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice, scientists find

Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry. ... Full story

St. Michael’s stroke patients benefitting from My Stroke Passport resource guide

By Heather Brown - Passports are a gateway to the world. They are used to document where people have been and are a key item to have on hand when they leave home to travel. ... Full story

Growth Hormone Treatment Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke

MINNEAPOLIS – Children who receive growth hormone treatment to help them grow taller may be at a slightly increased risk of having a stroke as young adults, according to a study published in the August 13, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The researchers caution against either initiating or stopping growth hormone treatment without first talking with their doctor. ... Full story

Radiotherapy to Head and Neck Raises Risk for Stroke

CUHK Proved Effectiveness of Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting ... Full story

Stem cells show promise for stroke in pilot study

A stroke therapy using stem cells extracted from patients’ bone marrow has shown promising results in the first trial of its kind in humans. ... Full story

Neck manipulation may be associated with strokes

Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. ... Full story

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