Wow, I have personally spent lots of time advocating for this important stroke/PFO patient matter over many, many years but hard work has now paid off. The FDA announced last week the Amplatzer is now finally approved for recurrent cryptogenic stroke treatment in certain PFO patients!
Congrats and recognition for the commitment from the original team of PFO patients (formerly PFO Research Foundation in the US) that I began this important advocacy journey on with together so many years ago. Thank you!
The following is a recent 5 Star Review of Body in Balance on Amazon
I’ve adopted the simple diet an exercise principles outline in the book and used them to fuel my obsession to get better. –March 21, 2016 By Eddie
This review is from: Body in Balance: Bare Naked Truth on Nutrition Fitness and Food Policies Impacting Your Energy and Your Health (Smart Moves Guidebook Series) (Kindle Edition)
“Following a serious spinal cord injury, I received this book as a gift during my stay at a rehabilitation hospital in Boston, Ma. It has become my bible! I’ve adopted the simple diet an exercise principles outline in the book and used them to fuel my obsession to get better. The author, David Dansereau, understands recovery from both a personal and professional level. He is a stroke survivor and a Physical Therapist/Sports Nutritionist. Using this unique background he has put together the ultimate hand book for both recovery and everyday living. Thank you David for your honest straight forward approach to fitness and well being.”
I get asked often, “Is Body in Balance About your Stroke“?
The short answer to this question is “No” but the actual answer is somewhere in between because much of what is in my book came from my own research and experimentation of how to set goals to best restore balance to my body through proper nutrition and therapeutic exercise. My research can be used by anyone needing to get clear on their goals and follow a game plan to take action getting started on the right path.
Body in Balance-Amazon Best Seller in Preventive Medicine
Whether you are recovering from short term illness or are struggling with how to maximize your recovery after a more serious setback like a stroke, you need a plan to take action. Before you begin, consider using Body in Balance as a guidebook of smart moves to learn how to make effective goals to build your own plan. If you’re like Joe in this video below and you were referred to Body in Balance, then you have a guide to put your plan into action.
Today the FDA is announcing the establishment of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) to help assure that the needs and experiences of patients are included as part of the FDA’s deliberations on complex issues relating to the regulation of medical devices and their use by patients.
While patient representatives participate in many FDA advisory committee meetings, the FDA has never had a committee that was wholly focused on patients. Rather than focusing on a product or specific disease, the new committee will be asked to weigh in on a variety of important patient-related issues. The FDA is asking the public to comment on which issues the committee should focus on first.
The FDA is requesting nominations for temporary nonvoting industry representatives to be included in a pool of individuals to serve on the committee. Nominees recommended to serve as a temporary nonvoting industry representative may either be self-nominated or nominated by an industry organization. For information about how to nominate yourself or another candidate to participate in the Committee please see the Federal Register notice.
This alert however was for a large registry study on the Amplatzer plug for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure. Read the full report as posted today in TCTMD by Todd Neale. Caution is warranted despite positive findings of this study. As always, it is wise to always read the full disclosures of those involved for any potential conflicts of interest.
This quick stroke recovery tip is from the stroke rehab tools and tricks section of my recent home stroke recovery webinar. This quick video shows how to use an alternate and affordable safe harness system at home for balance retraining and strengthening for under $15 to help with your home stroke rehab exercises. Join the webinar rebroadcast at http://www.know-stroke.org and sign up for this educational webinar from my Smart Moves Webinar series.
Note: At the end of the month this rebroadcast will go into my members area and the replay registration will be removed. Register and watch the rebroadcast to help jump start your home stroke recovery!