Statement Highlights: The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents at home. Whenever possible, initial rehabilitation should take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a nursing home.
There's a lot of winter left--and a lot of winter driving to go with it. A trip to the mountains or other parts of the country can be a hazardous proposition, especially for drivers who don't habitually drive in icy, snowy winter conditions. If your drivers will be road-tripping into the teeth of Old Man Winter, equip them with this checklist so they'll be properly prepared.