Patient Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is working hard to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and provide the proper information, resources and care to the stroke community we serve. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff.

If you have any questions regarding your stroke care during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact info.uthiscd@gmail.com.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for all the coronavirus related patient resources.

In addition to our COVID-19 resources, we provide mental health information and resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. Please visit our Mental Health cores page for more. 


UTHealth's Community Engagement Division offers general information, educational materials, and resources about stroke and brain health.

General Stroke Resources

The American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The NIH StrokeNet Patient Page offers general information regarding stroke as well as links to resources and more information.

Stroke Support Groups

The American Stroke Association has a Stroke Support Group Finder that will let you search for stroke support groups near you.
Browse the list of open support groups hosted at TIRR Memorial Hermann facilities.

General Information About Clinical Trials

Here is a video on understanding clinical trials.
A good source for finding clinical trials is https://clinicaltrials.gov/.
ClinicalTrials.gov has instructions on searching for clinical trials.

Recent Stroke-related News

  • Flu and pneumonia shots may lower risk for Alzheimer's, studies find

    CNN Health — It turns out that flu and pneumonia shots may be good for more than what their names suggest. Not only does getting a shot reduce your chances of coming down with a nasty infection, but getting vaccinated may also reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future...

  • Flu Shot And Pneumonia Vaccine Might Reduce Alzheimer's Risk, Research Shows

    NPR — For years, public health officials have been trying to dispel the myth that people who get a flu shot are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease. They are not. And now there is evidence that vaccines that protect against the flu and pneumonia may actually protect people from Alzheimer's, too.

  • Does Using Marijuana Affect A Person’s Risk Of Stroke?

    Science Magazine — The jury’s still out on whether the use of marijuana may increase the risk of stroke...Adding to the debate is a new study that looked at recent marijuana use and risk of ischemic stroke published in the June 3, 2020, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices

    The Scientist — Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.

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