What You Might Not Know About Afib (Atrial Fibrillation)


Know All Your Risks- Check Out Our Latest Know Stroke Podcast where we spotlight Afib and a new technology that is using voice to save lives! Listen to This Episode Now! As we close out September, you might not know it is also Afib Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common irregular heartbeat …

Meet Ralph Preston: Founder of Stroke Buddies


Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31 Interview with Ralph Preston Founder of Stroke Buddies Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31-Ralph Preston Listen to Ralph’s Podcast Episode on Know Stroke Show Co-Hosts Michael Garrow & David Dansereau About our Guest: After a stroke in his 50’s, Ralph Preston leveraged years of professional video experience to continue to do …

New Podcast: Meet Henry Hoffman of Saebo


Know Stroke Podcast S4E3 Listen to This Episode Now! On this episode we were joined by Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L co-inventor and co-founder of Saebo, Inc. We were introduced to Henry through Dr. Carolyn Brown, a previous guest of the podcast in season one. Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization …

At this moment of realizing you are having a stroke, we all have this one thing in common


In this post: A spotlight on Hailey Bieber’s “mini”stroke (TIA or transient ischemic attack) and PFO Closure. What is this condition and what caused her stroke? In her video, “telling my story” Hailey shares: What were her stroke warning signs, acting FAST, her stroke score, testing and diagnosis (bubble echo study, and trans cranial doppler), …

A Call to Action for the American Stroke Association and International Stroke Conference: Don’t Charge Survivors for Educational Sessions from ISC!


I just finished registering for an upcoming recorded session from the International Stroke Conference on Post-Acute Rehabilitation After Stroke: Getting It Right The American Stroke Association for the second year now is offering this educational service for stroke survivors as part of Stroke Connection, marketed as an “Educational Program for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and Other …

Stroke Recovery and The Power of Team and Coach


-One Smile Can Begin a Friendship- -One Hope Can Raise our Spirits- -One Act Can Inspire a Movement- -One Touch Can Show You Care- Full Interview Available Now on the Know Stroke Podcast S2E7 There is power in being one team working together. The power of the group becomes one. We dive into this topic …

Get to Know Stroke Nurse Navigator-Brooke Medel


https://youtu.be/p042m3p3p_A Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 Interview with Brooke Medel- Stroke Nurse Navigator at UConnHealth Navigator: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate. Who are some people that come to mind when you think of navigators? Most navigators have personality traits of wanting to help others achieve their goals. Brooke Medel is a …

Interview with Dr. Carolyn Brown, Founder of StrokeOT


Dr Brown first assisted us with the Next Step Forward Program back in May 2020. Dr Brown is a clinically certified occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation and is the founder of StrokeOT.org

Boston Marathon Legend Dick Hoyt was the definition of Boston Strong


Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt passed away this week on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old and a Boston Marathon favorite. I personally looked forward to seeing he and his son Rick on their journey from Hopkinton to Boston just about every year I’ve been blessed to be up in Boston on Patriot’s Day …

Stroke Survivors and Families Getting Seat at ISC 2021 Table!


For the first time ever, stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health are being allowed to have a seat at the table and to join in for select sessions at the 2021 International Stroke Conference happening next week.  This is great news and perhaps one of the …