What a Boston Marathon Finish!


Congratulations to all the athletes that achieved their goals and completed today’s  120th Boston Marathon.  What a finish especially in the men’s wheelchair race with Marcel Hug from Switzerland finishing first again this year with a time of 1:24:01.  Hug was able to hold off ten-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa and Kurt Fearnley […]

Canadian Stroke Survivors Weigh In


Stroke Survivors Bring Great Benefit to Shaping Research Surviving a stroke is a really confusing experience (to say the least), and unless you have lived through it you can’t really understand the complexity of the situation you are faced with.  When I read about great work that is being done to give stroke survivors a better […]

Catechins in green tea reduce stroke risk


Nutrition and Stroke Prevention Making small but positive lifestyle changes such as adding green tea to your daily diet can lower the risk of stroke by as much as 30 percent.  This is not new research but small changes like this often go ignored and they can have a significant impact on your health.  Researchers […]

Is PFO closure now a black hole for medicine?


-by David Dansereau,MSPT  Know-Stroke.org I admit, I was drifting in thought as I watched the movie Interstellar with my boys over the weekend. The 2014 movie stars Matthew McConaughey who plays Cooper, an ex-pilot who must leave his family on Earth behind to lead an expedition beyond our galaxy through a black hole to discover […]

EXACTLY what you should know about Weight Management


Your HEALTH is so Much More than just Pounds on the SCALE Learn about the Ten “Extra” Benefits to losing weight now in this quick video and finally begin to commit to Take Charge of Your Health this YEAR!  Enroll in our online weight management course (WMU-101) to find out how to lose unwanted bodyfat now and begin managing […]

Supplements: Safe or a Sham?


PBS Frontline Film: Supplements and Safety With many stroke survivors now taking or considering taking a supplement to gain an edge in their recovery, I thought I’d repost this on my Stroke blog from my nutrition website with my takeaways after watching the Frontline special earlier this week on supplement safety. According to a new […]

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on […]

#Comebackstrong


The #ComeBackStrong Movement #Comebackstrong posted for the National Stroke Association The National Stroke Association reports on their new website that “Unlike other survivor communities, there had been no unified symbol, color or movement to provide strength and celebration to stroke survivors and their circle of care. Until now.”  [Sidebar:  I agree with this statement completely, […]

Sharing Some Good Advice for Families of Young Stroke Survivors


Check out Brian’s Advice, Good Stuff! (I especially like his advice on attitude and what to make of a stroke “prognosis”) Learn more about Brain and Subscribe to his Channel on Youtube

PFO Closure Poll Results Favorable (So Far)


A while back we asked you to take this poll…. Have You Had PFO Closure?  Take Our Quick Poll: Many patient’s report improvement in symptoms and sometimes even complete resolution of symptoms after PFO closure, while other patients report mixed results.  If this applies to you, I hope you’ll chime in here how you feel […]