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Know Stroke, Know the Signs, Act in Time
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Learning to recognize the signs of a possible stroke (num...Show more 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. Show less
Healthy Living After Stroke
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American Stroke Association - Health tips to reduce the risk of another stroke. American Stroke Association - Health tips to reduce the risk of another stroke. Show less
Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke
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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. 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. Show less
The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Stroke
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Cleveland Clinic - Food choices that help control the risk of stroke. Cleveland Clinic - Food choices that help control the risk of stroke. Show less
Recovery After Stroke: Healthy Eating (PDF)
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National Stroke Association - Practical considerations on choosing healthy foods, planning meals and cooking, eating out and more National Stroke Association - Practical considerations on choosing healthy foods, planning meals and cooking, eating out and more Show less
Non-Surgical Procedures Open Blocked Arteries to Prevent and Treat Stroke
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Society of Interventional Radiology - A technical discussion of non-surgical procedures used to manage stroke. Society of Interventional Radiology - A technical discussion of non-surgical procedures used to manage stroke. Show less
Treatments and Drugs
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Mayo Clinic - Authoritative descriptions of the different emergency treatments used for the various types of stroke. Mayo Clinic - Authoritative descriptions of the different emergency treatments used for the various types of stroke. Show less
Hope: the Stroke Recovery Guide (PDF)
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National Stroke Association - Comprehensive collection of helpful information about post-stroke issues and suggestions for how to address them; self-advoc...Show more 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. Show less
Questions and Answers About Carotid Endarterectomy
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - A carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure in which...Show more 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. Show less
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: What is it?
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Mayo Clinic - A discussion of the benefits and risks of alternative and complementary medicine, not related to stroke specifically. Mayo Clinic - A discussion of the benefits and risks of alternative and complementary medicine, not related to stroke specifically. Show less
Ginkgo Does Not Shield Seniors' Hearts, But It May Protect Their Leg Arteries
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Therapy - New findings from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study show that the herbal supplement ...Show more 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. Show less
A Chinese Stroke Connection - The Ruth Lycke Story
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American Stroke Association - The story of how an acupuncture regimen, conducted by experienced practitioners in China, helped the rehabilitation of a stroke survivor. American Stroke Association - The story of how an acupuncture regimen, conducted by experienced practitioners in China, helped the rehabilitation of a stroke survivor. Show less
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