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OCTOBER 2016
Get involved for World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day 2016

Stroke devastates lives around the world. It is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death globally. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age.

The National Stroke Association is joining with organizations around the globe in creating awareness about stroke on World Stroke Day on Oct. 29. This year’s theme is “Stroke is Treatable. Lives can improve with better awareness, access and action.”

Recognizing the signs of stroke early, treating it as a medical emergency with admission to a stroke unit, and access to professional care can substantially improve outcomes.

On behalf of the 26 million stroke survivors around the world, visit World Stroke Organization and download their toolkit to take action.

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What you need to know about blood thinners

Blood Thinners—What You Need to Know

Patients taking blood thinners for atrial fibrillation (AFib) are at a higher risk for bleeding. Join Dr. Manas Upadhyaya on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. EDT for a live webinar on the benefits and risks of anticoagulation therapy and how to talk to your healthcare provider to take control of your health.

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We Can Help
Click here to download our Spasticity checklist

Spasticity Checklist Now Available

Spasticity is one of the most common post-stroke conditions experienced by stroke survivors.  If left untreated, spasticity can cause bone and joint deformities that are painful and debilitating. Download our Spasticity Checklist and discuss it with your healthcare professional.

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Faces of Stroke
Learn more about James' story

‘The Crazy Fit Guy’

At his workplace, James was “the crazy fit guy who was always talking about races and eating healthy.” Stroke was the farthest thing from his mind but last March he experienced a stroke and tells of his efforts to come back strong.

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