What a Boston Marathon Finish!


Congratulations to all the athletes that achieved their goals and completed today’s  120th Boston Marathon.  What a finish especially in the men’s wheelchair race with Marcel Hug from Switzerland finishing first again this year with a time of 1:24:01.  Hug was able to hold off ten-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa and Kurt Fearnley […]

Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of […]

Is PFO closure now a black hole for medicine?


-by David Dansereau,MSPT  Know-Stroke.org I admit, I was drifting in thought as I watched the movie Interstellar with my boys over the weekend. The 2014 movie stars Matthew McConaughey who plays Cooper, an ex-pilot who must leave his family on Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond our galaxy through a black hole to discover […]

Supplements: Safe or a Sham?


PBS Frontline Film: Supplements and Safety With many stroke survivors now taking or considering taking a supplement to gain an edge in their recovery, I thought I’d repost this on my Stroke blog from my nutrition website with my takeaways after watching the Frontline special earlier this week on supplement safety. According to a new […]

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on […]

#Comebackstrong


The #ComeBackStrong Movement #Comebackstrong posted for the National Stroke Association The National Stroke Association reports on their new website that “Unlike other survivor communities, there had been no unified symbol, color or movement to provide strength and celebration to stroke survivors and their circle of care. Until now.”  [Sidebar:  I agree with this statement completely, […]

FDA Announces First-Ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee


FDA Announcement on New Patient Engagement Initiative Source FDA Today the FDA is announcing the establishment of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) to help assure that the needs and experiences of patients are included as part of the FDA’s deliberations on complex issues relating to the regulation of medical devices and their use by patients. While […]

3D Printing for Better Heart Occluder Placement


What a brilliant idea!  Heartwire by Medscape presented  a case report where Australian physicians are taking advantage of 3D printing to create an exact replica of the patient’s cardiac anatomy when planning left atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedures.   Can’t help wondering… Could 3-D printing also be used in other cardiac procedures? Perhaps to better size […]

NEVER “too young” to think about Stroke


Another young bright mind, Isaac Webber, is dismissed initially as being “too young” to have a stroke Here’s why we all might want to do a better job recognizing the stroke warning signs….at any age! Just posted this article on my Know Stroke site-Please Read and SHARE! THANK YOU !!

Happy Holidays!


I would  like to wish you all a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. I’m excited to bring you new resources for a successful online stroke community at know-stroke.org as one of my goals for 2015! Thank you for your support this past year! ps-I am bringing you some snow for a white Christmas (at least on […]