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May is American Stroke Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

May is American Stroke Month—a month set aside to increase stroke awareness and help people learn the signs and symptoms of a stroke. At Burke, the goal of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program is to help patients achieve the highest level of independence possible as they recover from the physical, visual, cognitive and psychological impairments caused read the full article.


Participants Needed for New Dementia Trial

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Have you or someone you know been recently diagnosed with mild Alzheimer’s disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment and are over age 60? You may be eligible to participate in a new clinical trial being conducted at Burke Medical Research Institute. The study aims to determine if increasing brain thiamine through the use of the drug read the full article.


Should You Have a Speech or Hearing Assessment?

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and Burke is spotlighting the importance of early detection and treatment for communication disorders in older adults. Today, an estimated 42 million Americans have some type of communication disorder. Speech Speech/language or swallowing disorders may result from medical conditions, such as oral cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or traumatic read the full article.


Photos: Heels & Wheels 5K

Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

It was a beautiful day for a 5K on Sunday, May 3, when over 130 athletes gathered at Burke for the annual Heels & Wheels Run/Walk. The race began and ended on our White Plains campus and was a chance for runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes to take part in an exciting event. Kids also got in read the full article.


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