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A Good Place to Find Life After Stroke

by Lynn Bronikowski Soon after patients at Emory Rehabilitation Hospital experience a stroke, they are encouraged to join the Emory Stroke Survivors Club. “We meet every month and it’s a good place to let people know that there is life after stroke,” said Candace James, a physical therapist and doctor of physical therapy, who has

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National Stroke Association Names New CEO

CENTENNIAL, CO—National Stroke Association has appointed veteran nonprofit leader Robyn Moore as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Moore brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit healthcare industry to the only nonprofit dedicated 100 percent to stroke. Moore most recently was chief development officer at the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado where for 10 years

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Dramatic Results Seen in Pilot Stroke Recovery Navigator Program

CENTENNIAL, Colo. and LOS ANGELES (Feb. 18, 2016)-– National Stroke Association today released the promising results from the pilot of its Stroke Recovery Navigator℠ program (SRN) at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. The results underscore the value and impact of human connections, personal guidance and support in stroke recovery, to survivors and caregivers

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National Stroke Association Supports Telemedicine Bill

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–National Stroke Association–the nation’s only national nonprofit devoted entirely to stroke–today announced support for the bipartisan Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act. The CONNECT for Health Act would expand access to high quality care delivered via telemedicine under Medicare. The CONNECT for Health Act gives healthcare providers

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Belly Fat Increases Stroke Risk

Lucy Lazarony People with belly fat have an increased risk of heart disease and developing Type 2 diabetes. And according to new research in the Annals of Internal Medicine… Learn more about belly fat and stroke risk.

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National Stroke Association Endorses Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2016)—National Stroke Association—the nation’s only national nonprofit devoted entirely to stroke—today endorsed the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact drafted by the Federation of State Medical Boards. The compact—which has been approved by 12 states across the U.S.—aims to expand access to quality healthcare, especially to those in rural and underserved areas of

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Turn to Support Groups for Help

Leigh Kost Dear Leigh: My mother had a stroke several months ago. I feel like I have no one to talk to who understands what we are experiencing. What do you suggest? -Jessica Leigh Kost: Personally, I found it extremely helpful to join support groups… Continue reading stroke survivor Leigh Kost’s advice