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 […]

Will VH1 show Bret Michaels’ PFO Closure?


According to About.com’s surgery blog Bret Michael’s is scheduled to undergo PFO closure in January.  In this quick poll, I’d like to know how you think VH1 and Bret Michael’s new show Life As I Know It will address the controversial medical topic of PFO closure. Should VH1 show Bret’s PFO surgery and discuss the […]

Perhaps PFO needs to be better recognized as a “Syndrome” to get equal treatment


“After all, accurate diagnosis and treatment of plica in the knee, or “plica syndrome”, has an accepted surgical option after conservative treatment and medical management has failed.” –DP Dansereau, MS,PT for know-stroke.org First, here’s some quick background: Plica syndrome, while being quite well known to physical therapists and physicians specializing in physical medicine and orthopedics, […]

Cumberland mom makes plea to Valley Breeze to help improve Pediatric Stroke Awareness in Town


Article reviewed and posted at know-stroke.org by: David Dansereau  for Sharon Coyle This article has not yet been published but it was submitted to Tom Ward at the Valley Breeze recently by Sharon Coyle, mother of Jamie Coyle, a young stroke survivor from Cumberland,RI.  I have had the pleasure to get to know Jamie and […]

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 […]

We need to do more


I know this is a start but we need to do more to raise stroke awareness. I was contacted on my blog today by AGA Medical letting me know of their new stroke awareness campaign. Congratulations, this is a step in the right direction, but it is something we should have started years ago. Here’s […]

Please help young stroke survivor Jamie Coyle


While I was reading through the Valley Breeze newspaper earlier today, the story of 13 year old Jamie Coyle jumped out at me. I learned from the article Jamie is one of the top young female hockey players in Rhode Island and just like Tedy Bruschi and myself, she apparently suffered a stroke from a […]

Perhaps we should be asking physicians to “GIVE ME FIVE” more minutes


In my last post I discussed how to recognize a stroke and the controversy surrounding which method or reminders are the best tools to use to educate the public on stroke awareness. https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/give-me-five-for-stroke-or-act-fast/ I also set aside some time last month in my business ezine, Health-E-News to remind my subscribers about just how much more […]