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Maureen Sullivan RN, BSN, CEN, CDE, Florida Nursing Entrepreneurs:"Registered Nurse x 30 years, with a focus on ER/Trauma. I have worked in a variety of roles, including ER Manager, Stroke Program Manager, Trauma Coordinator, and Director of Education. I just published my first book (!) on my nursing career ("Never Again"). It is a compilation of stories of patients I've cared for during my career. All true stories!"
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Discuss Stroke, or Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Issues with a Nurse Practitoner:
Carolyn Strimike RN, MSN, CCRN, APNPC, APN-C, Heartstrong, LLC:"Heartstrong is an educational and consulting business specializing in cardiovascular disease and prevention. Our services include community and professional seminars, and educational products/publications. Seminar topics include: nutrition, weight loss, exercise/fitness, stress relief, risk factors, diagnosis and management of heart disease/stroke/heart failure in women, alternative therapy in the treatment and prevention of heart disease. We can discuss special requests on other health and wellness topics and will customize programs for individual groups. We Want to Help People Live a Longer Healthier Life!"
Heartstrong, LLC
6-05 Saddle River Rd #353
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Toll Free: 1-888-3HEART0 (Main)
1-888-343-2780 (Fax)
E-mail: info@heart-strong.com
http://www.heart-strong.com

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Ability Art...
Ability Art welcomes you to the wonderful world of watercolor You will meet young artist David Dow, who had a massive stroke at the age of l0 due to a rare vascular disease called moyamoya. This caus...
12 Pages Found, 12 Links Found, 728 Score, http://www.abilityart.com

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American Stroke Association, a Division of American Heart Association...
A non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the impact of stroke through specifically targeted programs, products and services for healthcare professionals, consumers and stroke survivors focusi...
15 Pages Found, 3 Links Found, 4057 Score, http://www.strokeassociation.org

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Artists Recovering From Stroke:"This site is maintained by Photographer and Painter John O'Keeffe, who has completed a Master of Visual and Performing Arts Degree on Stroke at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W., Australia. The website is part of a project aimed at promoting the work of artists who have suffered a stroke and have returned to practice Art. My aim is to discuss the problems faced by stroke victims in returning to art; physical, emotional and stylistic problems. I welcome input from any stroke sufferers, or people and organisations associated with stroke.
jokeeffe@tassie.net.au
http://members.iinet.net.au/~jokeeffe/

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Brian Bloodworth Stroke and Head Injury Research Foundation...
A non-profit foundation sponsoring stroke, spine, and head injury research while retraining head injury patients and stroke victims to be functional....
14 Pages Found, 28 Links Found, 19310 Score, http://www.braininjuryhelp.com

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Canadian Stroke Consortium...
The Canadian Stroke Consortium is an academic network pursuing anti-stroke therapies through research projects and clinical trials....
14 Pages Found, 0 Links Found, 582 Score, http://www.strokeconsortium.ca

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Foundation for the Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies:"The Foundation for the Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies is an independent not-for-profit organization."
FERNE, C/O UIC Dept of Emergency Medicine
471H, CME, (MC 724)
808 S. Wood St. Chicago, IL 60612-7354
Phone: 312-355-1651Fax: 312-355-1269Email: ferne@ferne.org
http://www.ferne.org

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National Stroke Foundation (Australia)
The National Stroke Foundation aims to increase awareness of "Brain Attack" at all levels within the community and, as a result, decrease the incidence of stroke - mortality and morbidity - in Austral...
13 Pages Found, 1 Links Found, 4623 Score, http://www.strokefoundation.com.au

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Stroke Rehabilitation, Healthology, Inc.:"Life after a stroke is often very difficult for stroke survivors and their loved ones, especially when the survivor suffers from post-stroke spasticity, a common consequence of stroke. Post-stroke spasticity is an uncontrollable muscle tightness that can cause painful muscle cramps such as arm and leg cramps. Fortunately, there are therapies that now allow stroke victims to control their spasticity and regain normal muscle control after stroke as well as recovery for muscle cramps and tightness . Post Stroke Help offers information about these treatments, patient perspectives on recovery, and advice on how patients can better communicate with their doctors. Leading medical experts created Post Stroke Help to help stroke patients and caregivers work with their doctors to regain control of their muscle—and their lives."
info@poststrokehelp.com
http://www.poststrokehelp.com/

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Internet Stroke Center, Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center:"The Internet Stroke Center is a non-profit, educational service of the Stroke Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center and the Cerebrovascular Diseases Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Internet Stroke Center exists to advance understanding of stroke research and clinical care. Our goal is to provide current, professional, un-biased information about stroke. The information on this site is obtained from published accounts, meeting presentations, internet searches, and direct correspondence."
The Internet Stroke Center
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid - Box 8111 St. Louis, Missouri USA 63110
314.362.3458
http://www.strokecenter.org

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National Stroke Foundation...
The National Stroke Foundation aims to increase awareness of "Brain Attack" at all levels within the community and, as a result, decrease the incidence of stroke - mortality and morbidity - in Austral...
13 Pages Found, 1 Links Found, 4623 Score, http://www.strokefoundation.com.au

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NINDS Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Information Page, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:"What is Transient Ischemic Attack? A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient stroke that lasts only a few minutes. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. TIA symptoms, which usually occur suddenly, are similar to those of stroke but do not last as long. Most symptoms of a TIA disappear within an hour, although they may persist for up to 24 hours. Symptoms can include: numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination."
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
P.O. Box 5801 Bethesda, MD 20824
Voice: (800) 352-9424 or (301) 496-5751
TTY (for people using adaptive equipment): (301) 468-5981
braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/tia_doc.htm

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What is Stroke?NINDS Stroke Information Page:"A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic). The symptoms of stroke are easy to spot: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking; dizziness; or loss of balance or coordination. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or when they are damaged by sudden bleeding into or around the brain. These damaged cells can linger in a compromised state for several hours. With timely treatment, these cells can be saved. Stroke is diagnosed through several techniques: a short neurological examination, blood tests, CT scans, MRI scans, Doppler ultrasound, and arteriography. Stroke seems to run in some families. Family members may have a genetic tendency for stroke or share a lifestyle that contributes to stroke. The most important risk factors for stroke are hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and cigarette smoking. Other risks include heavy alcohol consumption, high blood cholesterol levels, illicit drug use, and genetic or congenital conditions. Some risk factors for stroke apply only to women. Primary among these are pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause."
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
P.O. Box 5801 Bethesda, MD 20824
Voice: (800) 352-9424 or (301) 496-5751
TTY (for people using adaptive equipment): (301) 468-5981
braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/stroke.htm

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Stroke Homepage, NHS Direct:"The Stroke section of NHS Direct Online is launched to-day - November 29th 2001 - to help those affected by stroke either themselves or through a family member to find the information they need to deal with the many problems Stroke can bring. Feedback will be welcomed - so the information can be presented in as helpful a way as possible."
If you are feeling ill now, please call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for nurse advice.
Mr. Bob Gann (Director) NHS Direct Online
Strawberry Fields, Berrywood Business Village
Tollbar Way, Hedge End, Hants, SO30 2UN
http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/nhsdirectstroke/index.htm

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Stanford Stroke Center:"In a recent survey sponsored by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), the Stanford Stroke Center was ranked the #1 academic institution in the country for stroke management based upon its performance on over 20 different measures of patient outcome including length of stay, time to treatment, and speed of diagnostic evaluation. The Stanford Stroke Center brings together physicians from multiple specialties, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, internal medicine and emergency medicine to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases."
701 Welch Road, Building B, Suite 325
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 723-4448 strokecenter@med.stanford.edu
http://strokecenter.stanford.edu/index.html

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Stroke...
The 26th International Stroke Conference Final Program is now available! To download a copy, visit www.strokeconference.org Want to become a member of an American Heart Association Council? Click her...
http://intl-stroke.ahajournals.org

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StrokeHelp.com:"Welcome to StrokeHelp.com. We are here to help stroke survivors. Clinicians as well as family members will find the information useful. We have topics designed to help families, caregivers and stroke survivors improve their quality of life. Many practical ideas can be found in our Tip of the Week, Frequently Asked Questions, Videos and Resource Information. Topics for healthcare professionals (including physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and physicians) give practical therapeutic suggestions aimed at improving the functional recovery of adults with hemiplegia following a stroke.
StrokeHelp.com
PO Box 1990 Port Townsend, WA 98368
Toll free: (888) 665-6556 Fax: (360) 379-1044 E-mail: info@strokehelp.com
http://www.strokehelp.com/

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Stroke-TIA - Information on Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attack. Learn ab...
An educational resource for information on strokes and TIA. Learn about the causes of transient ischemic attacks and the symptoms of a mini stroke. Also find out about the signs and symptoms of stro...
http://stroke-tia.org

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Improving Oral Hygiene in Patients After Stroke:"Oral care can be a challenging task for those who have impairments as a consequence of stroke. Physical weakness, lack of coordination and the cognitive problems that can accompany a stroke may prevent a person from maintaining good oral hygiene on their own. Dry mouth, oral ulcers and stomatitis may be caused by medication, which further impact on oral health.1 Many stroke patients rely on nursing staff for assistance with oral hygiene, yet oral care is not perceived as a care priority,2 and there are few training or care policies in place.3"
http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/38/3/1115

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