Please Support Young Stroke Survivor Jamie Coyle’s Book


“The Luckiest Girl in the World” I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jamie Coyle over the past 6+ years since learning of her stroke in our local paper when she was just 12 years old.  Jamie was playing hockey when she had a stroke on the ice.    Initial delays in recognizing the stroke …

Even Tom Brady Needs Brain Exercises


How Tom Brady Trains His Brain Tom Brady was on this morning’s local Boston sports radio talk show “Dennis and Callahan” on WEEI, discussing the recent hit/concussion over the weekend that will now sideline former teammate Wes Walker again for the 3rd time in the last few seasons. While keeping to the discussion about brain …

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 …

What caused Kris Letang’s stroke?


Kris Letang, 26, Pittsburg Penguins defensemen has stroke Pittsburg Penguins’s website reported today that Kris Letang will miss at least six weeks after having a stroke last week.  It stated that further testing on Letang revealed he also had… keep reading

A look at the History of Diets shows repeated pattern of “Quick-Fix” Failures


“Stroke Survivors often fall victim to many of these diet scams, sometimes with deadly consequences”.-David Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org Here’s a look at “The History of Diets” so you can see how many of the popular commercial diet programs and so called  “physician supervised” meal plans cycle in and out of popularity just as fast as they …

Best Emergency ID for Stroke Survivors


Why I wear an Interactive Road ID The other day I was out for a run with my 11 year old son and we were pushing it a little hard on  hills.  The trail was challenging and was “off the beaten path” a bit and I  suddenly came to the realization (as my heart was …

Do you need to KickStart your day?


David Dansereau,MSPT post for Know-Stroke.org PepsiCo is now hoping you and perhaps your kids will reach for their new “solution” when you decide what to drink for breakfast.  Recently they announced their new morning energy drink solution in a can called KickStart, available Feb 25,2013 according to their website.  Can you say Mountain Dew for …

Notre Dame’s Hegarty sidelined by stroke from “holes” in heart


Attention: Athletes- Parents- Coaches- Trainers – KNOW-STROKE !! “I hope Matt makes a quick return to the game he loves. I also sincerely hope the sports community in particular hear Matt’s stroke story and realize that stroke can happen to young athletes.  Finally, I urge trainers, parents, coaches AND physicians NOT to simply sit on …