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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month, part III

    Posted on May 27, 2013 by in Featured

    Stroke Prevention Guidelines Know blood pressure (hypertension)High blood pressure is a major stroke risk factor if left untreated. Have blood pressure checked yearly by a doctor or at health fairs, a local pharmacy or supermarket or with an automatic blood pressure machine. Identify atrial fibrillation (Afib)Afib is an abnormal heartbeat that can increase stroke risk […]

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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month, part II

    Posted on May 20, 2013 by in Featured

    Stroke 101 Fact Sheet Stroke is an emergency and a brain attack, cutting off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. There are an estimated 7,000,000 stroke […]

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  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by in Featured

      About 795,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year. Yet most people cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors and most of those strokes are preventable–some studies indicate that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.   National Stroke Association offers a Stroke Awareness Resource Center with free […]

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  • Button up

    Posted on April 9, 2010 by in Technology in the suite

    Buttoning requires precise fine motor control. Someone with weak hands, or who’s suffered from a stroke or has arthritis may have a hard time managing buttons.

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