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Primary stroke centers more likely to be in states with certification programs
Searching public databases in 2010, researchers looked at the distribution of primary stroke centers, designated such by state health departments or national organizations (such as The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association). They found that 24 percent of acute general hospitals are certified stroke centers. View News Article (2011-05-16)

Depressed stroke survivors may face triple the risk of death
People who are depressed after a stroke may have a tripled risk of dying early and four times the risk of death from stroke than people who have not experienced a stroke or depression. View News Article (2013-01-14)

Pneumonia leads list of causes of hospital re-admissions after stroke
Stroke is a leading cause of hospital admission among older adults. Yet more hospital readmissions after stroke are for pneumonia or for heart disease than for another stroke, according to a study published in the June 2007 issue of the journal Stroke. View News Article (2007-06-26)

Stroke victims at twice the risk of suicide
Stroke victims are at twice the risk of suicide, finds a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The increased risk remains for around five years after the stroke. View News Article (2001-11-09)

General public fails to recognise early signs of stroke
The general public does not find it easy to recognise the early symptoms of stroke because they vary so much, and this often results in delay in seeking medical attention, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2002-04-30)

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent stroke recurrence
People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after a stroke may be less likely to have another stroke later. View News Article (2009-05-26)

Study: secondary stroke prevention needs improvement
New research finds that one out of 12 people who have a stroke will likely soon have another stroke, and one out of four will likely die within one year. Researchers say the findings highlight the vital need for better secondary stroke prevention. View News Article (2010-02-16)

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help stroke patients get well
Patients who are taking statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, before they suffer a stroke leave hospital in a better state, according to research published in BMC Medicine this week. As statin use is on the increase, perhaps suffering a stroke may no longer have such serious consequences for many people. View News Article (2004-03-17)

Chocolate lovers could be lowering their risk of stroke: Study
Giving chocolates to your Valentine on February 14th may help lower their risk of stroke based on a preliminary study from researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. View News Article (2010-02-16)

Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too
A new study shows that people who are smokers and have a family history of brain aneurysm appear to be significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. View News Article (2009-01-05)

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