Another stroke overlooked in a young adult


It took 30 minutes for friends and coworkers to call 911 and get help for then 19 year old Phoebe Dow.   They were trying to figure out, “Are you Ok”?  “Are you intoxicated?” Phoebe was not OK, she was having a stroke.  But, that couldn’t be, right?  “Everyone knows kids and young adults can’t  have […]

Southern “Stroke Belt” Diet compared to the Conventional American Diet


A recent diet study, the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), was presented  during the International Stroke Conference 2013.  As reported in this study,  ” a diet rich in salty, high-fat fried foods and sugary drinks explains about 63% of the racial variation in stroke risk”. The study authors concluded that almost […]

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 […]

Thanking Jamie for Stepping Up for Pediatric Stroke


Thank You Jamie! Pediatric Stroke Awareness has a New Bright Mind in the Fight Against Stroke If you’ve been hanging around my stroke blog for some time you know I post often on pediatric stroke awareness and the importance of stroke education for the young faces of stroke.  To get caught up on the subject […]

YES, a STROKE is “IN YOUR HEAD”!!!


So Doc, don’t be so quick to send me home with migraine meds.  Don’t assume your own Doctor is  paying attention to your STROKE Warning signs. KNOW-STROKE! Why?? Read and Share Derrick Burns Story originally posted on my Know-Stroke.org Facebook Page “Burns had severe headaches for days before his stroke. A few weeks after spring practice […]

You Don’t Game Plan for Stroke, but annually there are over 800,000 reasons why you should.


I am one of those 800,000 that did not have a plan for Stroke.  In the next three posts I will try to explain why we need a better approach to Stroke Education-DP Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org Part One: Background As every athlete, coach and supportive parent knows, one of the big reasons for the success of […]

$3 Billion in Shame for Glaxo Smith Kline today, But even more Blame should go to the FDA


Glaxo  is the most recent drug maker to face hefty penalties for improper drug marketing activities.  As reported today,   Glaxo (GSK) agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve allegations that it illegally promoted prescription medicines and failed to report safety data.  The settlement is the largest-ever awarded in a health-care fraud […]

Could one of the Hidden Dangers in the latest New “FDA Approved” Magic Weight Loss Pill be Stroke?


Here we go again! Big Pharma gets its way and gets set to cash in… Once again, another “quick fix” drug for our obesity epidemic called Belviq (lorcaserin) that works on suppressing appetite was approved (this time) by the FDA. What the evening news flashes may fail to mention is that this was a second […]

“Balance” Wristbands,Bracelets and Sports Necklaces are a Scam


Save Your Money! The only “magical properties” behind the technologies they use are in the marketing and in the way they get you to plunk down $40-$100 or more to promise pain relief, better balance or improved recovery and performance. By David Dansereau  for know-stroke.org Although this is not a new product, I needed to […]