Last week, our blog discussed how May is Mental Health Month, an annual event held to promote understanding, debunk misconceptions, and fight the stigma faced by millions here in the U.S. and around the world.
Back in April, our blog reported on a study published in the medical journal JAMA, which held that time is of the essence when it comes to stroke treatment.
The Journal of the American Medical Association released results from an ongoing research project monitoring the rates of strokes and stroke fatalities in the U.S. earlier this week and the results are perhaps better than anticipated. From 1987 to 2011, researchers monitored 15,792 people between the ages of 45 to 64 from various locations in Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi and North Carolina.
When it comes to securing treatment for a stroke, most people have a general idea that it's important to get to the hospital relatively quickly. However, a recently published study in the medical journal JAMA reveals that when it comes to stroke treatment, time is truly of the essence.