Boston Marathon Legend Dick Hoyt was the definition of Boston Strong


Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt passed away this week on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old and a Boston Marathon favorite. I personally looked forward to seeing he and his son Rick on their journey from Hopkinton to Boston just about every year I’ve been blessed to be up in Boston on Patriot’s Day …

Stroke Survivors and Families Getting Seat at ISC 2021 Table!


For the first time ever, stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health are being allowed to have a seat at the table and to join in for select sessions at the 2021 International Stroke Conference happening next week.  This is great news and perhaps one of the …

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 …

We’re all “sick and tired” and Feeling it!


How do you keep your brain resilient during this crazy pandemic? Last month I highlighted the science around COVID and the Brain in this post. Today, I'm following up that article which featured information from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's new book, Keep Sharp on how to further optimize brain health with a few more tips on …

COVID-19 and the Brain


Many stroke survivors are indeed worried about the effects of contracting COVID-19 and the neurological impact on a brain that has already been insulted from a prior stroke. Is this concern warranted? There is so much missing information of how exactly the COVID-19 virus harms the body, but we now know that the impact of …

COVID-19 and Stroke


Brief Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body In this short video Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president, and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain. https://youtu.be/B7_R6zZysbo Video Source: American Heart Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions We're …

Under Pressure?


David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Stroke prevention begins with knowing your blood pressure and keeping your other body systems tuned up as well.  What matters for stroke prevention is that you don’t ignore regular routine maintenance. The gauge on your car’s dashboard may tell you if your car’s tire pressure is off, but the human body has …

#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 …

Bright Minds Still at Risk by Not Knowing about All Stroke Warning Signs


  I just posted an update on our EnableUs blog about the importance of knowing the stroke warning signs and early stroke education.  https://www.enable4us.com The post was in response to new data from the American Heart/Stroke Association’s  Stroke Journal Report  (released October 26th) which revealed nearly one in three young adults in the US still …

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!

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