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National Stroke Association and Flint Rehab Announce Partnership

The National Stroke Association, a nonprofit organization that reduces the impact of stroke through education and awareness announces a partnership with Flint Rehab, a leading rehabilitation device company that empowers stroke survivors to recover from the comfort of their own home. Through this collaboration, stroke survivors will have improved access to educational materials, an online

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Chicago Comeback Trail is June 2

The second annual Chicago Comeback Trail 5K, hosted by the National Stroke Association, will take place at DuSable Harbor on Saturday, June 2. This event is one of the only events in the U.S. solely focused on stroke survivors and education. All 14 Comeback Trail 5K events around the country aim to advocate for and

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Centennial, CO  – In May alone, some 65,000 Americans will experience a stroke with many unaware that they were even at risk. Less than a third will arrive in the emergency room within three hours, the optimal time period for better outcomes. May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year the National Stroke Association

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Comeback Trail Hits D.C. April 28

Washington D.C. – The second annual Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K walk, hosted by the National Stroke Association, will take place at the National Mall – Constitution Gardens on Saturday, April 28. This event is one of the only events in the U.S. solely focused on stroke survivors and education. All 14 Comeback Trail 5K

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Houston Comeback Trail is April 14

Monday, April 9, 2018 Houston, TX. (April 14, 2018) – The inaugural Houston Comeback Trail 5K, hosted by the National Stroke Association, will take place at Typhoon Texas on Saturday, April 14. This event is one of the only events in the U.S. solely focused on stroke survivors and education. All 14 Comeback Trail 5K

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National Stroke Association Supports Return to Work Bill

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — National Stroke Association­—the nation’s only national non-profit devoted entirely to stroke—today announced support for the Return to Work Awareness Act of 2016. The Return to Work Awareness Act was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio—herself a stroke survivor. The Return to Work Awareness Act encourages the U.S. Department of

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National Stroke Association and Ekso Bionics Announces Educational Partnership

CENTENNIAL, Colo., and RICHMOND, Calif.—The National Stroke Association, a nonprofit that provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and the healthcare community, and Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EKSO), an industry leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industry use, today announced an educational partnership dedicated to increasing awareness of and access to advance

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance Urge People to ‘Tune In To AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk’

New York, N.Y. – The Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, the National Stroke Association and iHeartMedia today launched ‘Tune in to AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk’ to educate the estimated nearly seven million Americans in 2017 living with atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem about their increased risk of stroke.

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National Stroke Association Announces RAISE Award Winners

The National Stroke Association presented eight Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards that recognize individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness to new heights. “We were inspired by the many nominations we received from individuals and groups who work year-round to raise awareness for stroke prevention and recovery,” said Robyn Moore, CEO of the

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National Stroke Association Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

The National Stroke Association issues a statement opposing the U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Today the U.S. Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a healthcare bill that would be devastating to the stroke community. First, this bill would increase premiums for millions of Americans who buy health insurance on

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National Stroke Association Teams Up with RapidSOS to Provide Free Access to Revolutionary Safety App

The National Stroke Association today announced a partnership with RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology start-up revolutionizing personal safety and family connectivity. The partnership will offer free access to the RapidSOS Haven app for one year, providing individuals with enhanced access to emergency services. Haven sends important data to 9-1-1 to aid in fast emergency response

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Rep. Beatty Bipartisan Bill Supports Stroke Survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition,reintroduced the Return to Work Awareness Act of 2017, H.R. 1128, a bill to improve the employability of individuals affected by stroke, heart attack or other serious health issues. The Return to Work Awareness Act encourages the U.S.

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National Stroke Association Sends ACA Message to Congress

The National Stroke Association—the nation’s only nonprofit devoted entirely to stroke—released the letter CEO Robyn Moore sent to Congressional leadership and the incoming Trump administration regarding ongoing healthcare reform efforts. “While we’re always willing to support reform that improves the quality of care while reducing the financial burdens on patients, the National Stroke Association believes

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Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Award Presented at ACRM

The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the National Stroke Association presented its Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke Award to Pamela W. Duncan, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, during the 93rdAnnual ACRM Conference. Duncan is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in health policy, outcomes research and clinical epidemiology. Her expertise is in post-acute management of the

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National Stroke Association Announces Winners of RAISE Awards

The National Stroke Association presented seven RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Awards that recognize individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness to new heights. “We were touched by the many nominations we received this year from individuals and groups who work year-round to raise awareness for stroke prevention and recovery,” said Robyn Moore, CEO

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Hurricane Matthew Postpones Comeback Trail 5K in Fla.

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the National Stroke Association is postponing its inaugural Comeback Trail 5K run/walk set for Saturday, Oct. 8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “Out of concern for the safety of participants, staff, volunteers and sponsors, we regret that we need to postpone the event,” said Robyn Moore, CEO of the National Stroke Association.

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Billy Lister Credits National Stroke Association for His Success

Stroke survivor Billy Lister says he wouldn’t be on the road to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics if it wasn’t for the National Stroke Association. “The National Stroke Association over the years has been a pivotal part of me moving forward and helping me to find my life and passion as a stroke survivor,” he

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National Stroke Association Partners with The Mighty

National Stroke Association  is pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring National Stroke Association resources in front of The Mighty‘s wide-reaching readership. Under the partnership, the National Stroke Association has a growing home page on The Mighty and appears in  many stories on the site. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives

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Stroke Survivors Urge Congress to Pass Stroke-related Legislation

Stroke survivors across the country are contacting their representatives and senators from July 11 to July 22 to urge action on stroke-related legislation championed by U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio. Among the bills they are supporting are H.R. 2799, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine, or “FAST” Act and H.R. 4560, the Return to

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Advocates Join Forces to Fight Spasticity

Imagine a charley horse that won’t go away. That’s what people with spasticity experience and now there’s help in sight with the founding of the national Spasticity Alliance. National Stroke Association has brought together advocacy organizations that serve people affected by stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis to raise

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Stroke Rehab Education Coming to Chicago

The 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Progress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR) is coming to Chicago, Oct. 30 to Nov. 4 with a jam-packed program of evidence-based, educational content for the entire stroke rehabilitation team. Other conferences feature some neuro-rehabilitation content, but PIRR is the only event to feature six days of

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Stroke Survivor Billy Lister Featured in TV Story

Stroke survivor Billy Lister is featured in a Denver7 story as he aims to qualify for the United States Paralympic cycling team. Lister hopes to qualify for Team USA in July representing the United States in Rio de Janeiro. “I’m doing everything that I can for Rio, but I also have high aspirations for Tokyo