American Stroke Association
Did you know that people who have diabetes are 1.5 times as likely to have a stroke compared to people who do not have diabetes?
Caregivers Deserve Appreciation Too!
The stroke survivor’s family is often the most important source of long-term support during recovery and rehabilitation. But who takes care of the caregiver? The following information and resources can help make your life easier.
2019 Update to the 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
- This guideline update provides up-to-date comprehensive recommendations for the management and treatment of persons with acute arterial ischemic stroke.
- Audiences for this guideline are: prehospital care providers, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrators.
- This guideline updates the 2018 acute ischemic guideline and adds several new recommendations.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Stroke
People with diabetes can live long, healthy lives, free from heart disease,stroke and other health problems. Recognizing the connection between
diabetes and stroke is the first step toward lowering stroke risk.
In the News
The latest in stroke and brain health newsRead more stroke related news
Woman opens up about surviving a stroke at age 35
Jenina Nuñez was a healthy 35-year-old when she suffered from an ischemic stroke in 2017. She joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to tell her story along with Dr. Carolyn D. Brockington, who dispels myths about strokes and reviews the warning signs.
By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
Face DroopingAsk the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
Arm WeaknessAsk the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SpeechIs the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."
Time to Call 9-1-1
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- DC Heart Ball, Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 06:30 PM
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