When Seconds Count: One Funder's Work to Improve Stroke Outcomes in Rural America

Highlights the philanthropic work of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to expand and enhance stroke care in the upper Midwest, with a specific focus on their recent work in Nebraska. Stroke mortality in rural areas can be as much as 30% higher than in urban areas, but investments in these largely-rural states with longer emergency response time work to reduce this disparity.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
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Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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