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12th November 2016
New AHA/ASA Statement on Telemedicine in Stroke
 
“Telemedicine Quality and Outcomes in Stroke: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals” has been published by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The statement published online November 3, 2016 in the journal Stroke is endorsed by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Telemedicine Association.
 
Telestroke is one of the most frequently used and rapidly expanding applications of telemedicine for patients with stroke. The current statement has defined standards on how telestroke programs, which are mostly run by established stroke centers, should be measured for quality and outcomes in order to improve performance and to enhance delivery of care. The standards described include
  • Process measures: Time to consultation and time to treatment
  • Information on where patients are transferred to and reasons for that decision
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Staying healthy with the changing weather
 
As we transition from fall to winter, it is imperative to take extra care of our health in this vulnerable season

New Delhi, Nov 11, 2016: The transition from the blazing heat of summer months to Delhi's famous crackling winter is not a smooth one and winter's colder temperatures can present multifold risks. Cold weather can put stress on the heart and the overall health in a number of ways, and especially people with pre-existing heart conditions and the elderly are more vulnerable to winter's health challenges. As the mercury drops down further, we can expect a number of health changes in a variety of ways. Dry air can cause skin problems, frigid temperatures can worsen respiratory disorders and a lack of optimal sunshine can lead to depression (commonly known as the Seasonal Affective Disorder or, the SAD syndrome).
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