Highlights from the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference in LA


I returned earlier this week from the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles with the PFO Research Foundation.  In addition to finding the weather absolutely perfect, it was exciting coming from conference and actually getting the news “live in LA” before Google and the news channels actually reported on it later that same evening.  Some …

Take Life’s Simple 7 to Assess your Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Risk


The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy. I’ve tested this easy web assessment tool  recently and am sharing my report below because I believe it is one of several …

Obese Kids at Increased Heart and Stroke Risk ?


  Passing Along: Just posted on My-Physical-Therapy-Coach.com Childhood-Obesity Study: Young Obese Kids Have Old Hearts In this study that looked at childhood-obesity and the changes in the heart, it was the aorta specifically that showed early changes, consistent with the hearts of much older adults. Permalink — click for full blog post “Childhood-Obesity Study: Young …

Many Stroke Patients Discontinue Meds After 3 Months


“These stroke meds are critical for many survivors to help prevent secondary stroke.  What’s going on here with almost a 25% non compliance rate?” – DP Dansereau, MS,PT  for know-stroke.org According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center  at least a quarter of patients who have suffered a stroke …

Dig your grave with your teeth?


Heart disease and stroke are the number one and three causes of death in the United States.  Inflammation has been shown to be a primary factor in the development of atherosclerosis, the major cause of cardiovascular disease.  But did you ever think you could be “digging your grave with your teeth”. If you keep up …

Dr. Oz’s Brain-Boosting Smoothie | The Dr. Oz Show


In my last post I had asked if you could spare  a moment to give me your 2 cents on how you are keeping your blood thin after your stroke, PFO closure or in general for brain and heart health / stroke prevention.  While I should have this article  ready for you early next week …

If you have had your PFO closed recently or have had a stroke…What are you doing to thin your blood ?


I’m working on an article for my nutrition site my-nutrition-coach.com . The topic for this article is Omega-3 oils and  I am researching the latest nutritional science and what (if any) advice medical professionals are giving to suggest alternate methods to keep your blood thin.   I am especially interested in the nutritional advice given …

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Why not? It’s free and full of diet reviews,tips to boost your nutrition IQ, and a quack list of products to avoid! In addition it provides quick therapeutic exercises suggestions related to your condition. You’ll also be granted a free access pass to my webinars on timely stroke rehabilitation and technology topics of interest. As …