A recent study conducted at Wayne State University in Detroit suggests that African-American patients who have suffered ischemic strokes — strokes that occur as a result of a clot within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain — are less likely to receive top-of-the-line quality care. Recognition of stroke symptoms and rapid emergency treatment are critical to saving lives.
In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know. There is no country better prepared to confront the challenge Ebola poses than the U.S. and although even one case here at home is too many, the country is not facing an outbreak of the disease. Our medical professionals tell us Ebola is difficult to catch, and is only transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is showing symptoms.