Another stroke overlooked in a young adult


It took 30 minutes for friends and coworkers to call 911 and get help for then 19 year old Phoebe Dow.   They were trying to figure out, "Are you Ok"?  "Are you intoxicated?" Phoebe was not OK, she was having a stroke.  But, that couldn't be, right?  "Everyone knows kids and young adults can't  have …

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Heart Stopper of the Week: “St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer”


If you have one of these in your ticker, you certainly don't want to pop open your email like I did earlier this week and find this headline in a google alert for Amplatzer: St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer Device - Yahoo! Finance From Yahoo! Finance: St. Jude is voluntarily recalling its Amplatzer... Important note: Fortunately …

Southern “Stroke Belt” Diet compared to the Conventional American Diet


A recent diet study, the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), was presented  during the International Stroke Conference 2013.  As reported in this study,  " a diet rich in salty, high-fat fried foods and sugary drinks explains about 63% of the racial variation in stroke risk". The study authors concluded that almost …

Do you need to KickStart your day?


David Dansereau,MSPT post for Know-Stroke.org PepsiCo is now hoping you and perhaps your kids will reach for their new “solution” when you decide what to drink for breakfast.  Recently they announced their new morning energy drink solution in a can called KickStart, available Feb 25,2013 according to their website.  Can you say Mountain Dew for …