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Virtual Reality Aiding in All Levels of Rehabilitation

The creation and repurposing of technology usually reserved for recreation has improved the tools available to those recovering from a debilitating stroke. While some versions are still unavailable to the general public, such as a pair of virtual hands controlled via brain-computer interface that allows immobile patients to practice and relearn specific motor activities, others […]

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Molecular medicine and the art of brain repair by S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

Science continues to make extraordinary strides in the understanding of the injured brain and its process of re-connection and repair.  New studies indicate that neural repair drugs will soon recover stunned tissues, stimulate new connections, and promote stronger brain networks.  This is the promise of molecular medicine.  But healing is mysterious and there no medicines […]

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Chit-Chat Aphasia Group

“You are not alone.”   People with aphasia need to meet each other! You are invited to a safe place to practice new communication skills, gain confidence with communication skills, learn from others and receive natural honest feedback. Starting Wednesday, February 19th @ 3:00 p.m. Meets at 3:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the […]

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Sometimes the warning signs of a stroke may last only a few moments and then disappear

These brief episodes usually resolve within an hour, usually under 10 minutes, however they should not be taken lightly as they are a warning sign of a full-blown stroke. After experiencing a TIA, 10%-15% of patients have a stroke within 3 months, half occurring within 48 hours. Rapid assessment and treatment initiation can reduce the […]

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How much therapy do you need?

ust 20 years ago the thinking was that once stroke damage was done, it was permanent. There is still a widely held belief that very little recovery can occur beyond the first six or 12 months after a stroke. Advances in neuroscience has enabled doctors and therapists to see that the brain has the potential […]

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Olive Oil Diet Curbs Strokes

A diet common in coastal areas of Southern Europe, particularly one with lots of olive oil and nuts, cuts the risk of stroke and other major cardiovascular problems by 30% among high-risk people, according to a new study. There’s a large body of research linking a Mediterranean diet, one heavy on fruits, vegetables, fish and beans, to […]

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Reach Program

REACH Program has touched the lives of stroke survivors in Santa Clara County. Here is their website :http://www.foothill.edu/al/reach.php Please take a moment to watch this inspirational video. To learn more about the program and enroll in courses, please contact Linda DiNucci, the REACH Program Director at (650) 949-6961. Thanks!

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