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Exercise May Boost Motor Function Recovery in Stroke

Aerobic exercise not only improves cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with stroke but also may have a beneficial effect on neuroplasticity and improve motor recovery.

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New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.

The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit speeds thrombolysis and thus improves short-term outcomes, with no risk to patients’ safety.

The latest scientific developments about the brain and how it works were presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Potential new treatments were identified.

Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.

Results of a recent study suggest the presence or absence of CMBs may help refine risk prognostication in patients with AF.

The cost vs the benefit of community screening for disease is often hotly debated. A new study suggests that detection and treatment of asymptomatic AF may be worth that effort.

Serum testing for NMDAR and other autoantibodies is fraught with pitfalls, and careful clinical consideration is important.

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  • Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.

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