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Stroke Is One of the Leading Causes of Death,

Stroke Is One of the Leading Causes of Death, Disability in U.S.

News Tip ... News Tip ... News Tip

5/6/02


DALLAS — Lady Bird Johnson is one of the four million Americans living with the effects of stroke. Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke, and stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Dr. Jean Ford at Texas Woman's University, director of the Stroke Center-Dallas, can address questions from the media about stroke, disabilities from stroke, stroke statistics and stroke recovery. Currently, pioneering research in pharmacologic therapy for aphasia and hemiplegia subsequent to stroke is being conducted at the Stroke Center. Rehabilitation pharmacology pairs drug treatment with intensive speech and/or physical therapy to enhance recovery during the subacute recovery period following stroke.

The Stroke Center-Dallas, established in 1992 under the name The Aphasia Center, is dedicated to both rehabilitation, research and training of students and professionals in the treatment of stroke.

To reach Dr. Ford, contact Roy Kron at (940) 898-3456 or at rkron@twu.edu.

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu