Thanking Jamie for Stepping Up for Pediatric Stroke


Thank You Jamie! Pediatric Stroke Awareness has a New Bright Mind in the Fight Against Stroke If you’ve been hanging around my stroke blog for some time you know I post often on pediatric stroke awareness and the importance of stroke education for the young faces of stroke.  To get caught up on the subject […]

YES, a STROKE is “IN YOUR HEAD”!!!


So Doc, don’t be so quick to send me home with migraine meds.  Don’t assume your own Doctor is  paying attention to your STROKE Warning signs. KNOW-STROKE! Why?? Read and Share Derrick Burns Story originally posted on my Know-Stroke.org Facebook Page “Burns had severe headaches for days before his stroke. A few weeks after spring practice […]

Send in a Faces of Stroke Video for PFO / Stroke Awareness


The National Stroke Association invites you to share your stroke story on video.  Please remember to make mention of PFO and the connection with stroke. I believe they are promoting aFib awareness for stroke this month but until we get a month dedicated to PFO Awareness this will do.  Make a short video and send […]

PFO and Cryptogenic Stroke:Another Runner Shares his Story


Following this story Medical Mystery : The Runner who lost his voice http://www.nationalpost.com/m/blog.html?b=life.nationalpost.com/2011/09/20/medical-mystery-the-runner-who-lost-his-voice&s=Opinion

Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care


Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care By David Dansereau,MSPT for www.know-stroke.org I admit, I’ve needed a boost to get back to my know-stroke blog after almost a month away from posting.  You see, I’ve been working hard at expanding my physical therapy business recently but have never […]

“You Have Had a Stroke”-What to do next?


Yes, I admit, my posts these days on my stroke blog have been few and far between.  I have been extremely busy (more on this shortly) but  I had to comment on this story right away before I bookmarked it and  it got eventually lost in a sea of other things  “to do”. Liz Bestic, […]

Did Serene Branson have a stroke on live TV last evening during the Grammys?


by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org And is CBS and perhaps the folks involved in Miss Branson’s care that evening guilty of not knowing the stroke warning signs??  You decide… There are reports from LA circulating that a local reporter , Serene Branson, may have experienced a stroke or “some kind of neurological event” while reporting […]

What You Need to Know about Stroke Recovery (you can learn from a 15 year old SURVIVOR)


How Do You Turn a Bad Situation into an Inspirational Message?   “Stroke Recovery is  not easy, but as Jamie Coyle and her friend Tedy Bruschi will say, you have to start by adopting an attitude to “Never Give Up”!  – DP Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org As a physical therapist one of my most important tasks is […]

Tedy Bruschi to be honored tonight on Monday Night Football


According to Patriots.com The New England Patriots will honor former linebacker Tedy Bruschi in a special halftime ceremony during  tonight’s game against the New York Jets. Beyond his impressive numbers on the field and becoming an all time New England fan favorite, his peers and other stroke survivors look at Tedy with inspiration for his […]