Published October 15, 2013 With so much left unknown about how the brain repairs itself after a stroke, it is hard to predict exactly how much a patient will recover. However, with the help of medical rehabilitation, post-stroke patients can achieve the best possible long-term outcome More than 700,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke each year and 10 percent of them recover almost completely , 25 percent recover with minor impairments, 40 percent experience moderate to severe impairments and 10 percent require care at a long-term care facility. For all of these survivors, rehabilitation can substantially help them relearn skills such as talking, eating, dressing and walking, that were lost due to brain damage…
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On Tuesday, May 7, Councilman Donovan Richards led an informal session to discuss the controversial housing development slated for the land that once held Peninsula Hospital. Members from Arker Companies, the developer of the proposed project spoke to the community and updated them on the changes they've made since their meeting in January. As of May 6, Arker is certified to begin the ULURP (Uniformed Land Use Procedure) process. Richards began by assuring the crowd in the packed RISE Center at 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd that he has no plans to gentrify his district. He insists that at least half of the proposed 2,200 housing units in the new development will be reserved for existing Rockaway…
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