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Stroke Therapy

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    A BREAKTHROUGH DISCOVERED AT THE REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO..
       MAY HELP STROKE SUFFERERS RECOVER FURTHER THEN BEFORE.
       DARRYL HOLMES SUFFERED A STROKE NEARLY FIVE YEARS AGO WHICH DEBILITATED THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS BODY.
       FOR SIX WEEKS HE WORKED WITH RESEARCHERS AND DOCTORS AT THE REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO..
       ON A NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE WHERE DOCTORS USED A NEW NAVIGATION SYSTEM TO STIMULATE THE HEALTHY SIDE OF HIS BRAIN.
       THE HOPES ARE THIS STIMULATION HELPS MAKE TRADITIONAL THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE AND LONGER LASTING.

LYNN ROGERS, Ph.D. / REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO says: "what it can do, if we do repeated stimulation, it can change how that brain fires, so overtime it changes how responsive that area is. Quieting down the healthy side and allowing injured side to step up, speak up, and do its job. "
       RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE SEEN SUCCESS WHEN ADDING FIFTEEN MINUTES OF STIMULATION TO EACH ONE HOUR OF THERAPY THREE TIMES A WEEK FOR SIX WEEKS.
       THEY SAY PATIENTS WERE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR IMPROVEMENTS FOR SIX MONTHS LONGER.. EVEN WHEN THERAPY WASN'T DONE CONSISTENTLY
       THIS STIMULATION HAD NOT YET BEEN APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

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