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Stroke
 
For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review...
SOURCES: Lauren Oberlin, M.S., graduate student, psychology, University of Pittsburgh; Daniel Lackland, Dr.P.H., spokesman, American Stroke Association, and professor, medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Feb. 22, 2017, presentation, International Stroke Conference, Houston
2/22/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says.

The analysis of 13 clinical trials found that exercise therapy was generally good for stroke patients' "cognition."

Cognition re...

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Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery...
SOURCES: Jesse Dawson, M.D., director, Scottish Stroke Research Network, and clinical researcher, University of Glasgow, Scotland; Daniel Labovitz, M.D., director, Stern Stroke Center, Montefiore Health System, New York City; Feb. 24, 2017, presentation, International Stroke Conference, Houston
3/1/2017

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- An implanted device that provides electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve leading to the brain enhanced arm movement in a small group of stroke patients, researchers report.

Evaluating 17 stroke patients with chronic arm weakness who also received intense phy...

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Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke...
SOURCES: Andrew Rogove, M.D., medical director, stroke, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y.; Ajay Misra, M.D., chairman, department of neurosciences, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.; American Stroke Association, news release, Feb. 22, 2017
2/22/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Strokes bring with them a heightened possibility of another attack, and new research suggests black patients may be at especially high risk for recurrence.

The risk of recurrent stroke was up to 50 percent higher in black seniors who'd survived a stroke compare...

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