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Study finds delay in care for stroke patients

August 23, 2016

A study recently published in The British Journal of Surgery found many patients are not aware they are having a stroke when they experience stroke symptoms.

The study included 150 patients with a confirmed transient ischemic attack who presented to a clinic in England during a 5-month interval in 2014. A total of 92 patients had delayed presentation to medical services; 88 patients did not think they were having a stroke; and 54 patients were unaware of a public campaign launched in the United Kingdom in 2009 to raise awareness of stroke symptoms and to highlight the importance of urgent medical care, according to a press release. The campaign’s acronym “FAST” — for face, arm, speech and time — includes the common presenting features of weakness and dysphasia related to stroke, according to the study.

Ability P&O adds new residents

August 23, 2016
Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics has added new members to its residency program, according to a company statement. Phil Hess, MSPO, is a resident prosthetist…

Aetna warned DOJ challenge of Humana merger would result in ACA withdrawal

August 22, 2016
In a letter issued to the U.S. Department of Justice, Aetna threatened to withdraw from Affordable Care Act exchanges should the company be blocked from acquiring…

Ability P&O hosts US Congressman, calls for legislative support

August 22, 2016
United States Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) recently visited Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics’ corporate office in Exton, Pa. According to a company…

Paralyzed patients regained partial feeling, movement after using brain-controlled robotics

August 22, 2016
Eight patients paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regained partial muscle control and sensation in their lower limbs after training with brain-controlled robotics…
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