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Striking Out at Stroke, Minnesota's Third Leading Killer

by Anne S. on Monday, May 13, 2013

As you probably already know, May is Stroke Month!  What better way to celebrate stroke awareness than to take a few minutes and learn about the stroke systems bill we are advocating for in Minnesota.

Every year there are nearly 12,000 hospital admissions in Minnesota due to stroke, and a new effort aims to help more survivors return to a normal life, instead of being permanently disabled.

According to state Representative Nick Zerwas, the Minnesota Acute Stroke System is needed to ensure access and high quality of care to all, especially in rural parts, where the population is older and there are fewer nearby options for treatment.

"We need to make sure that no matter where you are in the state of Minnesota we have this established network so everybody has a chance for interventional life-saving procedures and the opportunity to recover," Zerwas declared.

Read the rest of the story here.

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