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Treatment & Therapy for Stroke

Annotation:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Learning to recognize the signs of a possible stroke (numbness or weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking or understanding speech, trouble seeing , trouble walking, sudden severe headache) can lead to faster treatment and better chances of recovery.

Annotation:American Stroke Association - Health tips to reduce the risk of another stroke.

Annotation:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Describes the risk factors that may lead to stroke, those that are preventable and those that are not, and provides spreadheets to calculate your risk.

Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Food choices that help control the risk of stroke.

Annotation:National Stroke Association - Practical considerations on choosing healthy foods, planning meals and cooking, eating out and more

Annotation:Society of Interventional Radiology - A technical discussion of non-surgical procedures used to manage stroke.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Authoritative descriptions of the different emergency treatments used for the various types of stroke.

Annotation:National Stroke Association - Comprehensive collection of helpful information about post-stroke issues and suggestions for how to address them; self-advocacy; how to prevent another stroke and two illustrated exercise programs to help you gain strength and range of motion.

Annotation:National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - A carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a doctor removes fatty deposits blocking one of the two carotid arteries, the main supply of blood for the brain. It is performed to prevent stroke.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - A discussion of the benefits and risks of alternative and complementary medicine, not related to stroke specifically.

Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Therapy - New findings from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study show that the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba did not prevent heart attack, stroke, or death in a group of older adults; it may however reduce the risk of developing peripheral arterial disease.

Annotation:American Stroke Association - The story of how an acupuncture regimen, conducted by experienced practitioners in China, helped the rehabilitation of a stroke survivor.

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