Low vitamin D predicts more severe strokes, poor health post-stroke Stroke patients with low vitamin D levels were found to be more likely than those with normal vitamin D levels to suffer severe strokes and have poor health months after stroke.
Exercise on a motorized stationary bike appeared to give stroke patients an advantage in relearning everyday tasks and improved motor function of their arms, according to research presented at the International Stroke Conference 2015.
Drivers who have had recent strokes are more likely than drivers who have not had strokes to make errors during complex driving tasks, according to two small Canadian studies presented at the International Stroke Conference 2015.
Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time this decade that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 800,000 people each year. Timely access to lifesaving treatments and rehabilitation are critical to improve outcomes for patients.