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Program for Stroke Survivors and Friends Hosted by Henry Ford Hospital
Date:11/8/2007

DETROIT, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is hosting a day-long program for survivors, families, caregivers and friends to provide up-to-date information on stroke prevention, recovery, interventions, resources and improving quality of life.

The program, sponsored by the department of Neurology at Henry Ford Hospital, takes place from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Detroit Yacht Club.

For nearly 20 years, Henry Ford Hospital has been designated a Stroke Center by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with a team able to rapidly assess, triage and deliver treatment within 60-90 minutes of stroke onset.

In addition, Henry Ford has earned the Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers. The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to deliver better stroke care.

Topics at the program include:

-- Overview of Stroke

-- Prevention of Stroke

-- Rehabilitation after Stroke

-- Speech and Language Therapy after Stroke

-- Nutrition after Stroke

-- Caregiving and Resources after Stroke

The event costs $10 a person and includes a light lunch. To register or for additional information, call (313) 916.8088 or e-mail fdevos@hfhs.org.

The Detroit Yacht Club is located on One Riverbank Rd. on Belle Isle.


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