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Do not be a part of the death #statisticsofstroke. Change your lifestyle to protect yourself from strokes and consult your doctor for medications of stroke if you belong to the high-risk groups.
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Jeff Kang

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http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24890&news_item=6102

Brain infarction, or stroke, is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to interruption of blood flow and shortage of oxygen. Now a research group at Lund University, Sweden, has taken an important step towards a treatment for stroke using stem cells.

The group shows in a new study, published in the scientific journal Brain, that so-called induced pluripotent stem cells have developed to mature nerve cells at two months after transplantation into the stroke-injured cerebral cortex of rats. These nerve cells have established contact with other important structures in the brain. The transplantation gave rise to improvement of the animals’ mobility.
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Betty Horn

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I've heard of World Stroke Day to be on October 29th and am wondering if and what anyone is planning to be doing on that day.  I'm not certain how I will be spending my day as of yet.
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Hi, Betty! If you're around today, you may want to hop in to the Google Hangout featuring a panel of stroke and caregiving experts (http://bit.ly/strokecarechathangout). You can also get a bunch of great material to share at www.StrokeAssociation.org/WorldStrokeDay
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#stroke #eyetracking #accessibility  
I have a repetitive strain injury of tendinosis (chronic tendinitis), so I was following a couple of eye tracking companies that were planning to launch cheap, mass-market products. One company has just began preorders. Some stroke sufferers should also be able to benefit from the new accessibility option of eye tracking.
The Eye Tribe Tracker - The world's first affordable eye tracker
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I'm glad I found this.  I don't feel so alone!  I had a stroke in Oct 2008, another one sometime in 2009 and another one May 2010, and they never could tell why.  All my numbers are normal, and although I do have type 2 diabetes, with insulin, those numbers are normal as well.  And last year I broke my back!  So now I'm trying to get back on my feet.  My doc only wants me to use a recumbent exercise bike for exercise, he's afraid of me falling under any other circumstances.  Is there anyone else out there who has had a similar experience?  It's kinda hard to prevent something that you don't know how it happened to start with.
Thanks for "listening"
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Thanks for sharing what you have been through Betty. I have a friend with type 2 diabetes who has had many strokes and is now having TIAs. It must feel very strange and lonely to go through something without an explanation. I can't imagine what it must be like, but you have my sympathy. Keep sharing your story. I'm sure you'll find many others experiencing something like this.
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Stroke Survivor  - 
 
Are you a stroke survivor? Check our our e-zine for survivors and caregivers, Stroke Connection. Tell us your stroke story.
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