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Green Field Library and Resource Center, Alzheimer's Association

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Alzheimer Research Forum (

An independent nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining Web-based resources for the AD research community, the Alzheimer Research Forum maintains a searchable annotated database of key AD research papers.




National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke         

Latest News

• After a Stroke, High Risk for a Recurrence, HealthDay)

• Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk, HealthDay)

• Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk, HealthDay)

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• Cerebrovascular Disorders Institutes of Health)

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• Stroke Institutes of Health)

• Endarterectomy, Carotid Institutes of Health)

• Stroke Trials Registry University, School of Medicine)


• Adult Stroke Patients Report Low Use of Healthcare Services to Prevent a Second Stroke Heart Association)

• Age-Related Gaps Closing, Patient Care and Outcomes Improving at Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Hospitals Heart Association)

• Annual Costs of Stroke in U.S. Children at Least $42 Million Heart Association)

• Caring for Stroke Survivors Sometimes Stressful, but Also Rewarding Heart Association)

• Chronic Health Problems Seem to Influence the Relationship of Blood Sugar Control and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes College of Physicians) - PDF

• Degree of Obesity Raises Risk of Stroke, Regardless of Gender, Race Heart Association)

• Finnish Study Identifies Factors That Increase Death in Stroke Patients Ages 15 to 49 Heart Association)

• Frequent Coffee Drinking Associated with Lower Stroke Risk in Nonsmoking Women Heart Association)

• Hopelessness Linked to Thickening of Neck Arteries, Stroke in Healthy Women; Apathy Common among Stroke Survivors, May Slow Recovery Heart Association)

• Improving Impaired Attention May Help Patients Recover from Stroke Heart Association)

• Ischemic Stroke Rate Increases Dramatically in Mid-40s Heart Association)

• Laser Treatment Clinical Trial Misses Primary Endpoint Heart Association)

• Many Stroke Survivors Quit Using Preventive Meds within Two Years Heart Association)

• Migraine Frequency and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Academy of Neurology)

• More Hospitals Administering Emergency Stroke Drug, But Many Patients Don't Seek Treatment Quickly Enough to Get It Heart Association)

• Most U.S. Hospitals Don't Provide Powerful Acute Stroke Drug to Medicare Patients Heart Association)

• Number of Fast-Food Restaurants in Neighborhood Associated with Stroke Risk Heart Association)

• Overweight Men at Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Premature Death Heart Association)

• People at High Risk of Stroke Less Aware of Stroke Warning Signs Heart Association)

• Psychosocial Therapy with Antidepressants More Effective in Helping Depressed Stroke Patients in Short and Long Term Heart Association)

• Risk Factors and Prevention of Lacunar Infarcts in 60- to 64-Year-Olds Academy of Neurology)

• Robotic Therapy May Reduce Stroke Physical Disability Years Later Heart Association)

• Shingles Raises Risk of Stroke by 30 Percent or More in Adults Heart Association)

• Simple Test May Identify Stroke Survivors at Risk of Another Cardiovascular Event Heart Association)

• Some Stroke Survivors' Function Slowly Declines over Time Heart Association)

• Statins and Stroke Academy of Neurology)

• Stress of Spouse Care Increases Stroke Risk, Especially among Black Men Heart Association)

• Stroke Institutes of Health) - PDF

• Stroke Doubles Patients' Risk of Hip or Thigh Fracture Heart Association)

• Stroke Patients Who Reach Hospitals within "Golden Hour" Twice As Likely to Get Clot-Busting Drug Heart Association)

• Stroke Patients' Access to Clot-Busting Drug Increases Dramatically When They're Rushed Directly to Regional Stroke Centers Heart Association)

• Treating Brain Hemorrhage Early at High-Volume Centers Improves Outcomes Heart Association)

• Women on Mediterranean-Type Diets May Lower Heart, Stroke Risk Heart Association)

• Young Adult Stroke Patients May Be Misdiagnosed in Emergency Rooms Heart Association)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

• Article: Virtual reality-enhanced partial body weight-supported treadmill training poststroke: feasibility and...

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• Glossary of Neurosurgical Terms Association of Neurological Surgeons)


• Certified Primary Stroke Centers Stroke Association)

• Find a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons)

• Find a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)


• American Heart Association

• American Stroke Association

• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke available in Spanish

• National Stroke Association

Newsletters/Print Publications

• Stroke Connection Magazine Stroke Association)


• FastStats: Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center for Health Statistics)

• Heart Disease and Stroke Maps for Disease Control and Prevention)

• Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics -- 2009 Update Heart Association) - PDF

• Stroke for Disease Control and Prevention)

• Stroke Facts 2007: All Americans Heart Association) - PDF

MedlinePlus Magazine

• "Know Stroke" Campaign

• Kirk Douglas: "My Stroke of Luck"

• Two Kinds of Stroke

• Understanding Stroke


• Pediatric Stroke Center University, School of Medicine)

• Stroke Foundation)

• Strokes Foundation)


• Stroke is a Woman's Problem Too Stroke Association)

• Women and Stroke: Unique Symptoms in Women Stroke Association)


• Stroke Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)