Educating people on stroke should be everyone's top priority. Below you will find feature articles and other helpful information about stroke!
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF STROKE—By Jeffrey T. Harris, M.D.
Stroke or cerebrovascular accidentm, as it is sometimes called, is one of the most devastating neurologic diseases. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. An individual who has a stroke loses thousands of dollars in revenue per year. It costs the healthcare system thousands of dollars to care for each individual stroke patient. For each family of a stroke patient, the loss of revenue is even more staggering. Each year, several billion dollars in revenue is lost due to the fact that families have to change their lifestyles in order to care for a stroke survivor. [READ FULL STORY]
WHO ME? STROKE!
An article written by Barbara Lewis-Clark. [LEARN MORE]
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS and STROKE supports research on the brain and nervous system and offers INFORMATION for the public on many of the most common neurological disorders.
LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION ON STROKE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AT NIH SENIOR HEALTH WEBSITE
Each year, more than 700,000 strokes occur in the United States, nearly three-quarters of them in people over age 65. Because the risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after age 55, it is especially important for older Americans to know stroke warning signs and act quickly. Now, information on how to reduce risks of stroke, recognize symptoms, and treat stroke's damage is available at www.nihseniorhealth.gov. The NIHSeniorHealth web site is a joint effort of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [LEARN MORE]
TELESTROKE—A NEW TOOL IN STROKE TREATMENT
"Time is brain," so the neurologist saying goes. It means the longer a stroke is untreated, the more damage it causes. [LEARN MORE]
WHAT IS A NEUROLOGIST?
A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, autism and multiple sclerosis.
DO NO HARM. IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; primum non nocere - FIRST, DO NO HARM. Nearly 15 million incidents of medical harm occur in the US each year. It is time to declare this toll unacceptable; time to end it. Learn more at www.ihi.org.
Be Well and LET'S TALK STROKE!!