This site is hosted by the Brain Attack Coalition. Their guidelines can be used to establish whether or not a patient is experiencing an acute stroke, the stroke's range and severity and the most effective treatment.
The American Health Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding research on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, heart disease, and stroke. They offer free and inexpensive publications on all topics in both English and Spanish.
The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy. The site offers comprehensive information with sections on prevention, warning signs and life after stroke, plus an extensive "Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia."
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation provides support networks and educational resources to raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment of brain aneurysms. The site includes information about treatment options and support for survivors.
This non-profit organization offers support and information to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or have experienced a stroke. The site includes sections on daily living, education, participation in sports, and insurance and financial issues.
This not-for-profit organization addresses critical issues specific to stroke in women, including research, prevention, treatment, education, and advocacy. The site includes a "Breaking News" section.
This site is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The section on Stroke includes links for information on prevention and screening, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery, clinical trials and other research, and statistics.
Aphasia is an impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words, usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. This site includes information in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Russian and Chinese.
This government-created site includes broad-based information on disorders of the brain and nervous system. It includes many online publications dedicated to stroke.
The National Stroke Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization that provides education, services and community-based activities in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery for stroke victims. They offer educational information in both English and Spanish and free subscriptions to their magazine, "Stroke Smart."
This non-profit organization provides online support for stroke survivors and caregivers of adult stroke. Services include daily chat sessions and a message board with several forums for registered members (free). Educational resources do not require registration.