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Silent Stroke Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Onset

A new study suggests having a silent stroke could lead to the onset of Parkinson’s disease.

Silent cerebral infarction, or “silent stroke,” is a brain injury likely caused by a blood clot interrupting blood flow in the brain. Many who have silent strokes feel nothing, but the results of these strokes can be detected […]

Legislation Would Eliminate ‘Cap’ on Physical Therapy Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

Legislation introduced April 15, 2011 will protect the nation’s senior citizens from arbitrary limits on physical therapy services so often needed after a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or hip fracture, or to effectively manage conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or arthritis, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). […]

Managing Post-stroke Depression Improves Physical Functioning

Stroke patients who are not successfully treated for depression are at higher risk of losing some of their capability to function normally, according to a study in the March 15, 2011 issue of the journal Neurology. […]