AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Neighborhoods Important Factor in Risk of Stroke for All Races

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A higher neighborhood advantage, or socioeconomic status, of where a person lives contributes to a lower risk of having a stroke no matter the person’s race. The report from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study shoes this effect is the same for black and white adults, both men and women. “More blacks than whites in the U.S. have strokes and die from strokes,” said Virginia Howard, PhD, lead author of the study and professor in the UAB School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology. “More people who live in the Southeastern area known as the stroke belt have stroke and die from stroke compared to those who live in the rest of the U.S.” Click here to read more.

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Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
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