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Returning to Work
iHOPE
WebTIA
Blood Thinner Safety
StrokeSmart™
Wireless Tech Survey

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Marathons
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ATTENTION STROKE PROFESSIONALS
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Stroke Clinical Updates
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SUMMER 2010


NEW FOR YOU

Tips for Returning to Work Post-Stroke

Searching for a job and re-entering the work environment can be major challenges for stroke survivors. That’s why National Stroke Association is pleased to offer Returning to Work Post-Stroke, the latest Web presentation from our Living After Stroke Web program. Watch now and access other online education for survivors.



New iHOPE! Recurrent Stroke Prevention in Your Daily Life

Being informed about how to prevent a second stroke is the first step to leading a healthy, post-stroke lifestyle. At least one in four people who have a stroke each year will have another stroke within their lifetime. Learn how to make recurrent stroke prevention a part of your daily life with the latest in our iHOPE Web series, Preventing Another Stroke, with topic expert Mary Pinzon, RN, CPE, MEd. Watch from your computer now.

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UCSF WebTIA Research Study

Have you had a TIA? National Stroke Association is sponsoring the WebTIA Project at UCSF to see whether a simple online questionnaire can answer this very question. You can help us learn more about TIA by participating. See if you are eligible and learn more.



Blood Thinner Safety

Are you a physician who regularly prescribes blood thinners or a survivor taking blood thinner medicine to help prevent recurrent stroke? Learn more about taking this medicine, including dieting tips and foods to avoid by ordering newly available resources from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). View online or call 800-358-9295 or email AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov to order a 24-page booklet called “Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely” or a 10-minute DVD called “Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners.



StrokeSmart™ Magazine

Henry Winkler, aka “the Fonz”, is featured in our Summer issue talking about his role as a caregiver for his mother, who suffered a stroke in the mid-1980s. Also in this issue:

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  • "Champion of Hope" profiles two young survivors
  • Information about controlling high blood pressure levels to prevent stroke
  • Facing depression after stroke
  • Using caringbridge.com to establish online communities

Visit www.stroke.org/MAG to sign up for a subscription now.



Wireless Technology Survey: Survivor Feedback Needed!

Are you a stroke survivor who regularly uses a cell phone to stay in touch with loved ones or to go online? We’d love to know more about it.

To better understand user preferences with the mobile devices (cell phones, GPS, mobile Internet) among stroke survivors, National Stroke Association has partnered with the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) on a national survey assessing use of wireless technology.

Take the survey online here or cut and paste the following URL into your browser: www.wirelessrerc.org/for-consumers/survey. If you prefer to complete this survey by phone or on paper, or if you have questions or problems with the survey, please call John Morris at 404-367-1348 or 800-582-6360.



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GET INVOLVED

Marathon Opportunities

Are you a regular or aspiring runner or looking for a way to raise stroke awareness? Maybe completing a marathon or half marathon is on your “bucket list.” Or, perhaps you’re looking for a way to educate others about stroke. Whatever your reason, there are numerous ways to get involved!



Stroke Events

Socialize with friends and family, play a round of golf or take a scenic stroll and see what an impact you can make for stroke!

For years, dedicated supporters have been hosting and participating in events to raise awareness and funds. Now you can do both with our Web-based event tools by participating in an event near you or creating an event of your own! Find tips for getting started and tools for promoting your events, including pre-formatted emails. Host a walk, golf tournament, spaghetti dinner or silent auction. Learn more about other ideas and all the tools you need to make your event go far in making a difference for stroke.


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ATTENTION STROKE PROFESSIONALS 

Professional Membership Programs: All You Need to Know
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All stroke care professionals are invited to participate in a live webinar event on Tuesday, August 31, for an overview of our professional membership programs. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about how our professional membership programs can benefit you, your organization and your patients.

The 15-minute webinar will be on Tuesday, August 31 at 3 pm eastern time (2 pm central, 1 pm mountain, noon pacific). The webinar will open with a brief presentation about membership benefits and how to join, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Register now.

Don’t miss out! All webinar attendees will be eligible for a discount on their initial membership dues!

If you’d rather discuss the details of our membership programs one-on-one, please contact us at memberships@stroke.org or 303-754-0934.



Try IPoC for Easy-to-Use CME

Strapped for time and need the latest information about how to treat acute stroke? We have your accredited answer. IPoC is a self-directed, online learning tool that provides a convenient and easy way for physicians to earn CME by documenting their clinical question, the sources they consult and how the topic applies to their practice. Earn CME credit for Acute Stroke Treatment: New Evidence and Opportunities IPoC or Preventing Recurrent Stroke: Targets for Managing Risk IPoC now.



Stroke Clinical Updates: Online Monographs

We've added two new issues to our Stroke: Clinical Updates (SCU) series – get accreditation with these online professional monographs that cover the very latest research into treatment and preventing recurrent stroke.



The Business of Stroke Webinar Series

Access all four The Business of Stroke webinars today! The series focuses on critical components relating to optimizing clinical and fiscal stroke center performance:

Learn more now at www.stroke.org/business.

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THANK YOUR BRAIN 

End of Summer Check-ups

Start the fall season off right by making sure your stroke health is in check. Take time now to schedule an appointment with your doctor to ensure any possible risk factors for recurrent stroke are being managed. Give yourself and your doctor a head-start and download our risk factor scorecard.

 

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