Know-Stroke.org receives Top Stroke Blog Award


Thanks to LicensedPracticalNurse.com for recognizing my work  in writing my know-stroke blog and for including it as an essential resource on their site to educate their visitors about stroke.  Please stop by their website to see the other top award winning stroke blogs for 2010 that were honored as valuable stroke rehab and recovery resources. […]

Could “What’s in Your Water?” increase your stroke risk??


A report released earlier today by Reuters showed a correlation between high arsenic levels in a Michigan district’s drinking water with a nearly two-fold increase in stroke risk for that area studied.  While this is only one study it is an area that is of particular interest, not only in Michigan but especially in many […]

Do Politicians in Cumberland RI Know Stroke Warning Signs?


I certainly hope so and perhaps they will include the stroke warning signs in their political profiling and typical canned candidate sound bites * in the Valley Breeze because the importance of knowing the stroke warning signs have apparently taken a back seat to politics, at least for “one more week”. Here’s what Tom Ward, […]

FDA withdraws Meridia for increased Heart and Stroke Risk


Meridia (sibutramine): FDA Mandates Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events including heart attack and increased risk of stroke Source: fda.gov AUDIENCE: Primary Care, Consumers ISSUE: Abbott Laboratories and FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients about the voluntary withdraw of Meridia (sibutramine), an obesity drug, from the U.S. market because of clinical trial data […]

Fundraiser planned for 14 year old stroke survivor Tyler Perry of Cumberland


I hope that you might take the time to help out and support the family of 14-year old Tyler Perry, another recent young local stroke survivor in our community.   While the family still does not know what caused Ty’s stroke (see his mother Leigh’s prior post included below here) they are, like the families of […]

After a stroke work with your medical provider to cover all your treatment options


by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Life after a stroke can be like living with a ticking time bomb.  The reality is that a second, possibly fatal stroke can very well follow the first.  In 2006, I survived a second stroke and shortly thereafter I vowed to make that one my last.  I researched all my […]

Pediatric strokes often take too much time to diagnose


“Slurred speech, droopy left eye, stiffness, a sudden inability to walk or even stand on his own: if an adult had come into an emergency room with similar symptoms, the staff might have quickly picked up these classic signs of stroke.”  But this patient’s name is Jared and he was 7 when he had his […]