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American Stroke Association lists Five fast things you should know about Stroke

 

May is Stroke Month

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – You don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs.

“Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. “The best way to beat a stroke is to never have one – about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The second best way to beat a stroke is to identify one immediately when it occurs and call 911.”

For American Stroke Month this May, the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke™ initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic, offers five things everyone should know to be a Stroke Hero.

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American Heart Association announces Strokes for Stroke art show to feature original pieces created by and for those affected by Stroke

 

May is American Stroke Month

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – This month, the American Heart Association is bringing attention to stroke in a creative, colorful way.

Strokes for Stroke is a unique local art show featuring original pieces created by –  and for – those affected by stroke. Many of the pieces to be displayed were created by stroke survivors, while other pieces have been created and donated by artists in honor of someone they know who’s had a stroke.

Strokes for Stroke Art Show Thursday, May 14th

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American Heart Association says costs to treat Stroke in America may double by 2030

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Sobering news at the end of American Stroke Month: costs to treat stroke are projected to more than double and the number of people having strokes may increase 20 percent by 2030, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

In a statement published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal, the association cites the aging U.S. population as the main reason for the increases and predicts that by 2030. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Older Migraine Sufferers may have more Silent Brain Injury

 

May is American Stroke Month

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

In a new study, people with a history of migraine headaches had double the odds of ischemic silent brain infarction compared to people who said they didn’t have migraines.

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Think FAST

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American Heart Association says Depression linked to almost doubled stroke risk in Middle-Aged Women

 

May is American Stroke Month

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Depressed middle-aged women have almost double the risk of having a stroke, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

In a 12-year Australian study of 10,547 women 47-52 years old, researchers found that depressed women had a 2.4 times increased risk of stroke compared to those who weren’t depressed. Even after researchers eliminated several factors that increase stroke risks, depressed women were still 1.9 times more likely to have a stroke. «Read the rest of this article»

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Middle Tennessee Counties and Cities proclaim May as American Stroke Month

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – All month long, counties and cities around Middle Tennessee are supporting the American Stroke Association’s fight against the No. 4 killer by proclaiming May as American Stroke Month.

Tennessee is in the “stroke belt” of the county, ranking 46th of 50 states in stroke mortality and near the very bottom for high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke.

Montgomery County proclamation signed by Mayor Carolyn Bowers; Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson presents proclamation to Mandy Joyce of the American Heart Association

Montgomery County proclamation signed by Mayor Carolyn Bowers; Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson presents proclamation to Mandy Joyce of the American Heart Association

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American Stroke Month begins May 1st

 

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American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Are you stroke-smart? That’s the question we all face as American Stroke Month begins on Tuesday, May 1st.

Stroke is the Number 4 killer of Americans and Tennessee is in the “stroke belt” of the country with very high rates. A stroke can happen to all of us, young and old. In fact, the rate among young people is rising sharply. «Read the rest of this article»

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