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A new defensive position for Kris Letang : Stroke Defense


Article by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org What type of “D” will be best for Kris Letang following his stroke ? Kris Letang’s recent stroke and press surrounding what may have contributed to it (doctors found a small PFO) are certainly making waves again about PFO closure.  Will he be able to play professional hockey again?  It is …

The Countdown is on for our NEW Know-Stroke.org Members Site


-We are making the final connections- Our KNOW-STROKE.org launch countdown is “Officially” on… Get on our Ezine Subscription List or Get our Updates on our Facebook Page and learn when we flip the switch (or just hang out here if you want to watch the timer!)

Nutrition and Diet after a Stroke: Where do you Begin?


How to Fuel Your Stroke Recovery Start Here: Nutrition Nutrition is vital to optimal healing, especially when a stroke has damaged part of your brain. During my stroke recovery, I researched quite a bit about diet, migraines, managing your blood to reduce the risk of a repeat event (stroke), and proper nutrition for healing and …

You Don’t Game Plan for Stroke, but annually there are over 800,000 reasons why you should.


I am one of those 800,000 that did not have a plan for Stroke.  In the next three posts I will try to explain why we need a better approach to Stroke Education-DP Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org Part One: Background As every athlete, coach and supportive parent knows, one of the big reasons for the success of …

PFO Research Foundation Responds to Clinical Trial Data


“…patients are more than a P-value and in the case of PFO the quality of life can be very different between a patient who is tolerating medical therapy well and one who is not. ”  -Bray Patrick-Lake | President and CEO of the PFO Research Foundation PO Box 20849, Boulder, CO 80308 Telephone O:1.888.736.2477 Press …

Bruschi “Factor” could have Legendary Impact on Kids Stroke Awareness


“What impressed me the most about this story was what the students did on their own to help spread stroke awareness.” -David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org It was argued recently on New England Sports Network (NESN.com) which sports figure in New England is the greatest.  With names like Bird, Orr, Williams, Bourque, Russell, Yaz and Brady …

Does Stroke Awareness need a Better Color or a Better Sponsor??


October just wrapped up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you could easily find its signature pink color practically everywhere you turned.  Here’s only a few examples of where I spotted the pink ribbons and the pink theme this past month.  Cereal boxes, soup, popcorn and probably a dozen other items I could list if I …

Exercise Guidelines for PFO Patients Needed


The PFO Research Foundation recently met in Washington, DC for its first PFO Summit.  I attended the event and was hoping for both practical and selfish reasons to get some clarity on exercise guidelines from some of the world’s top authorities on PFO.  Instead, what I learned in one of the breakout sessions aimed at …

After a stroke work with your medical provider to cover all your treatment options


by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Life after a stroke can be like living with a ticking time bomb.  The reality is that a second, possibly fatal stroke can very well follow the first.  In 2006, I survived a second stroke and shortly thereafter I vowed to make that one my last.  I researched all my …