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The NINDS conducts stroke research and clinical trials at its laboratories and clinics at the NIH, and through grants to major medical institutions across the country.

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This PSA alerts audiences about the need to call 911 and arrive at a hospital within 60 minutes after a stroke to receive medical treatment immediately.

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Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time
Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time.
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This free brochure describes the importance of knowing the symptoms of stroke and acting immediately to get treatment.

Este folleto gratuito informa sobre la importancia de saber los síntomas de un ataque cerebral y cómo responder rápidamente para recibir tratamiento.

Stroke Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms
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This free, laminated bookmark lists stroke risk factors and stroke symptoms.

Este señalador de libro gratuito y laminado informa sobre los factores de riesgo y los síntomas de un ataque cerebral. 

What You Need to Know About Stroke
What You Need to Know About Stroke
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This free brochure provides information on how to recognize a stroke, the need to get to the hospital quickly, and features patient testimonials. The brochure addresses the concerns of African Americans at an increased risk of stroke.

What You Need to Know About Stroke
Lo que necesita saber sobre los ataques cerebrales
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This free Spanish language brochure explains the causes of stroke, the risk factors, and strategies for prevention. The full color brochure includes graphics on how and why a stroke occurs and stories from stroke survivors.

Know Stroke Information Card
Know Stroke Information Card
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This free wallet card provides information on stroke symptoms and a place to record medical statistics (weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol) that may relate to stroke risk.

Stroke Challenges, Progress, and Promise
Stroke: Challenges, Progress, and Promise
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This free, 32- page booklet provides information about stroke and stroke research. It discusses current stroke treatment and prevention strategies as well as ongoing studies aimed at improving them. The booklet is intended for anyone who wants to learn about promises and challenges in stroke research, from people who have had a stroke or are at risk for a stroke to scientists and policymakers.

Stroke: Hope Through Research
Stroke: Hope Through Research
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This free booklet is about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and risk factors of stroke. Included are descriptions of the types of stroke, a glossary of stroke terms, highlights of current basic and clinical research, and a list of private organizations that can provide further information and assistance.

Este cuadernillo de gratuito informa sobre las causas, síntomas, tratamientos y los factores de riesgo que provocan un ataque cerebral. Usted encontrará información sobre los distintos tipos de ataques cerebrales y un glosario de términos relacionados con el ataque cerebral. También informa sobre las investigaciones clínicas más importantes de la actualidad, y muestra una lista de organizaciones privadas que pueden dar más información y asistencia. 

Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
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A free fact sheet to help stroke survivors, their families, and their caregivers understand the importance of rehabilitation after a stroke and to identify the best types of services for their particular situation. Included are resources for more information about the full range of rehabilitation services.

Esta hoja informativa ayuda gratuita tanto a las personas que han sobrevivido un ataque cerebral como a sus familiares y cuidadores a entender lo importante que es la rehabilitación luego de haber sufrido un ataque cerebral. También hay información sobre los diferentes tipos de servicios de rehabilitación que existen de acuerdo a cada situación personal.

Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke
Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke
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An free brochure that details healthy living habits for preventing stroke. Included are charts for scoring stroke risk.

Este es un folleto gratuito que informa sobre como vivir una vida saludable para poder evitar los ataques cerebrales. Usted encontrará un gráfico que le ayudará a medir el riesgo de sufir un ataque cerebral.