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MUSC Annual Report 2011-2012

REACH Network - Driving Force Behind Stroke Prevention, Rehabilitation Efforts

"We can put a stroke expert in their emergency room in 10 minutes or less," says Robert J. Adams, M.S., M.D., director of MUSC's Stroke Center and the REACH program. 

The time factor is crucial for any recovery to occur. Stroke is a leading cause of death and the No. 1 cause of disability nationwide. Although no region of the country is immune to stroke, people in South Carolina - in the middle of an 11-state region known as the stroke belt - are particularly susceptible to the disease, with death rates twice as high as the national average. The chances of someone under 65 having a stroke are 40 percent higher in South Carolina than the national average. Full story...

The Medical University wishes to express its deepest gratitude to The Duke Endowment, whose generous support of the REACH Program is saving and changing lives throughout the entire state of South Carolina.

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