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About Stroke
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American Stroke Association - Excellent source of information on causes, symptoms, getting help, and prevention. American Stroke Association - Excellent source of information on causes, symptoms, getting help, and prevention. Show less
Types of Stroke
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National Stroke Association - Describes the various forms of stroke (ischemic, hemorrhagic and their subsets) National Stroke Association - Describes the various forms of stroke (ischemic, hemorrhagic and their subsets) Show less
Stroke: First Aid
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Mayo Clinic - How to recognize the signs of a stroke and the first steps to take. Mayo Clinic - How to recognize the signs of a stroke and the first steps to take. Show less
Brain Aneurysm Basics
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Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Provides a concise explanation about brain aneurysms, warning signs and risk factors. Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Provides a concise explanation about brain aneurysms, warning signs and risk factors. Show less
Stroke Definition
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Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary - Medical dictionary definition of stroke with synonyms. Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary - Medical dictionary definition of stroke with synonyms. Show less
Atlas of Human Body: Brain - Effects of Stroke
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American Medical Association - A depiction of the brain with areas labeled, and a table of the signs and symptoms that follow damage to the different brain regions. American Medical Association - A depiction of the brain with areas labeled, and a table of the signs and symptoms that follow damage to the different brain regions. Show less
Stroke: Illustration of Blocked Blood Vessel
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MedlinePlus & A.D.A.M. - A visual description of the physical problems that cause stroke. MedlinePlus & A.D.A.M. - A visual description of the physical problems that cause stroke. Show less
Medical Encyclopedia: Stroke
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MedlinePlus - Comprehensive information about strokes. MedlinePlus - Comprehensive information about strokes. Show less
Stroke Overview
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Merck Manual of Health and Aging - A full chapter from this popular health manual including diagnosis, treatment, and long term care strategies. Merck Manual of Health and Aging - A full chapter from this popular health manual including diagnosis, treatment, and long term care strategies. Show less
NINDS Stroke Information Page
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Authoritative stroke information with links to research results, news and clinical trials. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health - Authoritative stroke information with links to research results, news and clinical trials. Show less
Frequently Asked Questions about Stroke
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NIH Senior Health - Answers, sometimes with brief videos, to basic questions about stroke. NIH Senior Health - Answers, sometimes with brief videos, to basic questions about stroke. Show less
Effects of a Stroke
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National Stroke Association - Describes the physical effects of a stroke: the specific abilities lost or affected by stroke depend on the extent of the brain damage and where in the brain the stroke occurred. National Stroke Association - Describes the physical effects of a stroke: the specific abilities lost or affected by stroke depend on the extent of the brain damage and where in the brain the stroke occurred. Show less
Hemorrhagic Stroke
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JAMA Patient Page - Concise explanation of hemorrhagic stroke with illustrations. JAMA Patient Page - Concise explanation of hemorrhagic stroke with illustrations. Show less
Transient Neurological Attacks (TIA)
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JAMA Patient Page - Another concise description from the Journal of the American Medical Association, this one about TIAs, also known as mini-strokes. JAMA Patient Page - Another concise description from the Journal of the American Medical Association, this one about TIAs, also known as mini-strokes. Show less
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