Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More on Stroke

Stroke gets the attention of researchers given it is the third leading cause of death and the leading reason for choosing nursing home care. Earlier this week, the University of California at Davis released information about a study that shows links between high levels of natural occurring estrogen (estradiol) and incidences of stroke, especially in women who are overweight. Read more about this study.

Other recent news on stroke confirms what therapists and others who work with stroke survivors have long suspected, that the number of young stroke survivors is climbing. Some data puts the number as high as 12% of survivors of a first incidence of stroke among those ages 20 to 50 years old.

Contact Rocky Mountain Stroke Center in Littleton, Colorado for more on young stroke survivors. This nonprofit organization is the only agency in Colorado and one of only a handful of programs nationwide that serves this younger demographic.

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