Meet Ralph Preston: Founder of Stroke Buddies


Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31 Interview with Ralph Preston Founder of Stroke Buddies Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31-Ralph Preston Listen to Ralph’s Podcast Episode on Know Stroke Show Co-Hosts Michael Garrow & David Dansereau About our Guest: After a stroke in his 50’s, Ralph Preston leveraged years of professional video experience to continue to do …

Know Stroke Podcast in “Top 5” on Health Podcast Network


Thanks all for supporting us and listening to our show last week! Your interest and support are why we continue to “move the stroke elephant” and push forward with our mission to better support education in life after stroke. Our transition into the Health Podcast Network is now complete and I’m glad to post here …

Event Reminder: Brains with Brian


Friday July 29th 11am EST Know Stroke News: Learn More and Get Your Link to Join This MedRhythms Event!

New Podcast: Meet Henry Hoffman of Saebo


Know Stroke Podcast S4E3 Listen to This Episode Now! On this episode we were joined by Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L co-inventor and co-founder of Saebo, Inc. We were introduced to Henry through Dr. Carolyn Brown, a previous guest of the podcast in season one. Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization …

At this moment of realizing you are having a stroke, we all have this one thing in common


In this post: A spotlight on Hailey Bieber’s “mini”stroke (TIA or transient ischemic attack) and PFO Closure. What is this condition and what caused her stroke? In her video, “telling my story” Hailey shares: What were her stroke warning signs, acting FAST, her stroke score, testing and diagnosis (bubble echo study, and trans cranial doppler), …

Road to Stroke Recovery


We discussed on this episode how the adjectives we use to describe how we are feeling after our stroke, both as survivors and caregivers change as we begin to be empowered and begin to heal and move forward in our own road to stroke recovery.Listen @ Know Stroke Podcast S3E3 My road back from a …

A Gross Case of Lack of Surgical Oversight in PFO Closure


Why is it so difficult to prevent unnecessary medical procedures in the US Healthcare System? This was the subheading of a recent article in the Politics section of the Atlantic on August 13,2021 by Chris Outcalt that caught my eye after a Google alert for stroke and PFO flagged it for me. Image Source: The …

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 …

Study Results Confirm Telehealth Provides an Effective Means of Home Stroke Rehabilitation


Activity-based training produced substantial gains in arm motor function regardless of whether it was provided via home-based telerehabilitation or traditional in-clinic rehabilitation. The findings of this study, reported in June 24 JAMA Neurology, suggest that telerehabilitation has the potential to substantially increase access to rehabilitation therapy on a large scale. New Digita Course! Coming to …

Chinese herbal remedy NeuroAid no more effective for stroke recovery than placebo in recent clinical trial


A Chinese herbal remedy NeuroAid (by Moleac), which is widely marketed* to improve stroke recovery failed to show it was any more useful than a placebo in a large,three month multi-center clinical trial.  This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial randomized 1100 patients with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score 6 to 14, within 72 hours …