Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of […]

Take the Poll: Burning Brains. The REAL danger of teens smoking “spice” and stroke


Article by David Dansereau,MSPT Read Now http://www.know-stroke.org/burning-teens-brains-synthetic-marijuana-and-stroke.html Never heard of “spice”?- READ NOW

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 […]

Diet Works to Reduce Stroke Risk and Help Fuel Recovery


The Key is to Protect Young Bright Minds with Proper Nutrition BEFORE a Stroke  A Stroke Prevention Diet Starts Early by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org A revealing diet study in 2010 demonstrated just how big an impact a poor nutritional start can have on our young Bright Minds (Our Kids!).  Those young minds who ate […]

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 […]

PFO/Migraine/Stroke Discussion not on RI Stroke Conference Agenda


What would you like to say? As someone perhaps concerned about the future research on the PFO/Migraine/Stroke connection please help me evaluate the stroke conference I attended yesterday for the PFO Research Foundation.  As I previously mentioned in a post on our patient advocacy group, I attended the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Stroke Conference: “Getting […]

Why are we surprised more young adults are having strokes?


Poor Diet  = Increase Stroke Risk All the media channels were reporting this week that there is an alarming rise in stroke stats in young adults.  Why are we surprised?  The Disturbing Facts Have Been Right in front of us for some time now.  Is Diet and Inactivity partly  to blame? “Here’s the Facts: Only […]

Tragic case of Death by Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) in a Young Soccer Player


This tragedy once again points to the need for better heart and cardiovascular screening and awareness of congenital heart defects in our young athletes. – David Dansereau,MSPT  know-stroke.org As reported in the March 2013 Journal of Invasive Cardiology  (J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2013;25(3):162-164) Abstract: A 34-year-old male patient was referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment […]