Posts Tagged: stroke

Stroke: Every moment counts

When it comes to a stroke, recognizing the symptoms can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off  When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. As a stroke happens, there are signs and recognizing these signs can help increase your chance of recovery. In…
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Depression after stroke

More than 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The physical impacts of stroke are well known—loss of mobility or brain function, among them. But there’s one side effect of stroke that doesn’t get the attention it deserves:  depression. Post-stroke depression—recognizing the threat The…
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Share experiences and strengths through stroke support groups

Stroke changes lives and recovery takes time. UofL Health – Comprehensive Stroke Program is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping. “When…
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Learn more about diabetes

Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. Kentucky, alone, has an estimated 600,000 residents diagnosed with diabetes. The burden is great. It is associated with complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations. In 2012, it is estimated that $3.85 billion was lost in Kentucky due to total medical costs,…
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