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American Stroke Association

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

He Helped His Hospital Become a Primary Stroke Center -- Then His Wife Had a Stroke There

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The Fredericks: Erik, Ezekiel, Luke, Emma, Noah, Sonya As the lone person without medical training on the Mock Stroke Alert team at San Antonio's Bap...

Stefan's Stroke Reversal: Paralyzed One Minute, Knuckle-Bumping The Next

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Stefan Reisch stepped into a hospital elevator alongside his wife and kids. Before the doors closed, they were joined by a doctor who was looking down at his cell phone.

Tracing Cause Of Every Stroke Can Help Save Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The No. 1 risk factor for a second stroke is simply having had a stroke. The really frightening part is that a second stroke is 16 times more likely to be fatal. Of course, without knowing what caused that first stroke, it's tougher to prevent a second stroke.

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

Saving and Improving Lives Mile By Mile, Coast to Coast

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Since mid-March, they've been riding bicycles through communities from coast to coast. Perhaps you've heard about their efforts or even saw them roll ...

How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms and What to Do

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Unfortunately, most Americans don't know the signs of a stroke, but they need to. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability. Being able to recognize a stroke and getting to the hospital quickly can make a huge difference in reducing its potentially devastating effects. Here are some tips that help you recognize a stroke, and what you should do if it happens to you or your loved one.

Act F.A.S.T. and Save a Life!

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Help the AHA/ASA close the gap in stroke awareness by increasing stroke knowledge across America. Make sure that you are equipped as a stroke hero to save someone's life in case of a stroke emergency. I wish I could have been there for my friend. Don't let it happen to someone you care about. Be ready!

By Acting F.A.S.T She Rewrote Her Family's Story

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While Dailey's wait for help was excruciating, it came quickly compared to those who don't immediately recognize the onset of stroke.

Christine's Story Emphasizes Power of Tedy's Team

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Tedy is former New England Patriots star Tedy Bruschi, whose NFL career was interrupted by a stroke in 2005. He was 31 and a few weeks removed from being crowned a Super Bowl champion.

Improving Stroke Rehab, One Monitored Step at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One day a few years ago, Bruce Dobkin gazed out his office window on the UCLA campus and noticed a sign about an upcoming event for engineers. Dobkin...

Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S. -- Here's What the Statistical Change Really Means

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"I'm not surprised by the declining numbers," Dr. Broderick said. "But I am surprised by how quickly it's happened. Falling two spots in a few years after being No. 3 for a long, long, long time is remarkable."

Es Por Your Health; By: Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart Association | Posted 10.25.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

By understanding and honoring such Hispanic cultural values as personalismo, respeto and family ties, we expect Es Por La Vida will become a bridge between Hispanics in communities across the United States and the AHA/ASA.

Learning How to Create Balance Through Life Challenges

Madinah N. James | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Madinah N. James

A caregiver's life is packed with grooming, doctor or therapy appointments, exercises and food preparation -- often all before noon. Here are seven practical ways to find some time during your day to look after yourself, as well as your loved one.

AHA at 90: How Far We've Come, How Much Work Remains

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest. The medical field couldn't stop, or even slow, the suffering, much less prevent it

Mom's Fight to Overcome Stroke Inspired NBA Star Paul George -- Now, They Aim to Inspire Others

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

On Sunday, on Mother's Day, Paul and the Indiana Pacers will take on the Washington Wizards in a playoff game. Paulette will watch eagerly, perhaps even taking a moment to connect the dots on how far each of them have come in their own struggles.

This World Stroke Day, Learn How to Prevent It -- and F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."

Yes You Can!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Myra Demeter

The goal of the day was to introduce golf to those who had never played before and to reacquaint players who had suffered a stroke and now had to deal with their disabilities. The positive attitude, encouragement and upbeat mood of the pros, health professionals and staff was evident and transferred to the participants. T