A Gross Case of Lack of Surgical Oversight in PFO Closure


Why is it so difficult to prevent unnecessary medical procedures in the US Healthcare System? This was the subheading of a recent article in the Politics section of the Atlantic on August 13,2021 by Chris Outcalt that caught my eye after a Google alert for stroke and PFO flagged it for me. Image Source: The …

What Moved You in May?


May is Stroke Awareness Month Here’s Why it Matters to Me David Dansereau I’m always renewed in May.  Not necessarily because the days are longer and the sun a bit brighter and warmer as we emerge back and get out again cautiously from our isolation, but that certainly helps too.  I’m renewed each May 1st …

International Stroke Conference and my Final Rehab Thoughts on 2020


Was the ISC2020 a Good Value for Rehab Professionals ? Note: This post should have followed Takeaway post 1 and post 2 in this series in 2020 but then COVID destroyed that plan along with just about everything else the rest of the year! While I was attending the Rehab Tech Summit this past weekend, this …

#WorldStrokeDay KnowStroke!


Make time today on World Stroke Day to learn about stroke from a few of our inspiring stroke thrivers in our Team EnableUs Community! Check out this great video by our cofounder reflecting back on some of the their stories from 2020! From Michael https://youtu.be/c-pjQXWNjw4 From David Learn more from my latest blog post on …

Virtual Stroke Support Groups


With physical distancing measures still in place, many of the restaurants, hotels, and community centers that are commonly used for meet ups are closed, or limiting the number per group. That’s why we’ve started our new free service Virtual Stroke Support Groups!

Next Step Forward


Register for Week 5! This week we will be putting all the lessons of our previous sessions together to complete your plan. Prepare to take the Next Step Forward on your stroke recovery journey with Team Enable.Us ! Register for Week 5-Keep Moving Forward About the Program Sessions: Session 1:  Finding Your “Why” -Course Introduction Getting …

Takeaways from the American Stroke Association’s ISC 2020


Part 1: Networking for Stroke Survivors Now that the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) has come and gone, I’m in major “catch up” mode back at home.  David Dansereau at ISC20 Los Angeles Convention Center Anyone who knows me and has been following my stroke blog knows that this was not my first trip to LA …

Caroline Goggin’s Stroke Story


Please watch Thursday at 5pm- local Channel 12 Providence Caroline has a powerful story to tell about her recent stroke. Please watch Thursday Feb. 20th and share! If you missed it, the replay is now on WPRI12! https://twitter.com/CarolineGoggin/status/1229566928127250432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Thanks for telling your story @CarolineGoggin @wpri12 !

What Bothers You Most About Stroke?


WE WANT TO KNOW What caused your stroke? Do you know? Every year, about 200,000 stroke survivors leave the hospital without an answer to this question.  They are told their stroke was cryptogenic, or without a known cause. Strokes of unknown cause, or cryptogenic strokes, account for about 1/3 of all strokes. Not knowing what …

Please help us achieve 2020 focus on stroke


Take our survey today! We Are Ready to Listen! I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief.  We are working on a new digital platform for stroke recovery and we want to hear from you!  We’ll use your answers for the planning and development of the most requested platform features.  Here’s a brief description of …