Friday, October 03, 2008

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The National Insitute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
--another great site from the U.S. National Institutes of Health:
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At NINDS you can learn more about complex and rare neurological conditions or view the information about more common conditions such as:

Visit the NINDS "Know Stroke" site to watch an 8-minute online video about stroke, or for more (English or Spanish) information about stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. From the "Know Stroke" site you can order from a selection of free, high-quality stroke awareness publications such as these.

"Each year in the United States, there are more
than 780,000 strokes. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country
and causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. Nearly
three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65 and the risk of
having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of

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