Hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected by stroke each year. While each stroke affects people differently, one notable after effect is aphasia, a neurological disorder that affects communication. This disorder affects the areas in the brain that control and affect skills like speech, listening, reading, writing, and other related abilities.
Stroke is a major contributor to aphasia, although any disease or complication that damages the left half of the brain can cause the disorder. Here’s some insight into what it’s like to live with aphasia.
Early detection of breast cancer helps save thousands of lives each year. According to the American Cancer Society, over 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed throughout 2015. Being aware of the warning signs of breast cancer and going through regular exams can lead to an early diagnosis and successful treatment.