$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 […]

P90X vs. P2X1: Which is better for stroke prevention?


I know you’ve heard of P90x, the  popular DVD / infomercial pitch to get you fit, right?  But what about P2X1?? P2X1 is the lesser known, (newly discovered) but soon to be heavily pitched  ‘biochemical switch’, which is associated with strokes and heart disease when it is ‘turned on’.   According to new research reported today the Big Pharma scientists […]

Super Bowl Poll Results:Muscle Memory and Stroke Recovery


The winner of the “Muscle Memory Poll from my last post is NOT Madonna, although she did get 20% of the vote. The winning Super Bowl vote(s) for best display of muscle memory* during the big game were split evenly between the Manningham catch (40%) and the Bradshaw touchdown run (40%). Unfortunately, NFL Films pulled […]

What do these Super Bowl highlights have to do with stroke recovery?


SUPER BOWL XLVI Mario Manningham’s Great Catch Ahmad Bradshaw’s Bizarre Super Bowl Touchdown See if you know-stroke.  Take our Poll:

Take any of these dangerous medicines?


Could you actually  triple your risk of heart attack or stroke on one of these medicines? Just pick up a prescription of this Cox-2 inhibitor…. Interesting Fact: While studying the drug’s potential as an anti-cancer drug, the National Cancer Institute discovered that… Those taking 400mg doses had 250% greater risk of dying from heart attack […]

Facebook Shutdown by my post on Know-Stroke.org??


Remember I shut down my site last week to protest PIPA/SOPA?  Well, this post explores what could happen if PIPA/SOPA does pass… Here’s a potential scenario:  Let’s just pretend (in this Facebook Shutdown scenario) that I make a comment on my blog about an FDA scandal and I mention that there were reports linking politicians […]

Healthy 2012 New Year Wishes from Know-Stroke.org


As 2011 winds down I would be remiss if  I didn’t thank you all for visiting my stroke awareness blog over the past year.   I wish you all success and the best of health in 2012. Happy and HEALTHY New Year  Wishes from Know-Stroke.org  !!  

Even Hercules Can Have a Stroke


Open a digital copy of this month’s Stroke Connection and read about Kevin Sorbo’s account of his stroke and recovery (YES that Hercules). His book is a great read too, but if you just can’t afford to miss a minute on Facebook then click on the link above to read this great article written by […]