Body in Balance Principles Help in Recovery


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 …

Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of …

A surprising 75 percent of Young Americans under age 45 STILL do not know the signs and symptoms of stroke!


Young Bright Minds at Risk post by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org To make matter worse, many of the participants in a recent survey on stroke warning signs admit they would likely wait out the symptoms — weakness, numbness, difficulty seeing or difficulty seeing — of a potentially deadly brain episode to see if things got better on …

ComeBackStrong App Review


ComeBackStrong App by the National Stroke Association In my last post I reported on the ComeBackStrong Movement for stroke announced by the National Stroke Association. ( See Previous ComeBackStrong Announcement ) In this post I am following up with a video review of the ComeBackStrong App.   Designed with feedback and suggestions from stroke survivors and caregivers, …

FDA Announces First-Ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee


FDA Announcement on New Patient Engagement Initiative Source FDA 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 …

10 Year Old Girl Uses Knowledge of Stroke to Save her Grandpa’s Life


Source: Steve Harris / News 4 St. Louis,Mo. (KMOV.com) Kids are Never too Young to Know-Stroke and SAVE Lives! Follow the link and watch this great video to learn how the young bright mind of 4th grader Sophia Tabors recognized the stroke warning signs and took FAST action to save her grandpa.  As Steve Harris from News …

NEVER “too young” to think about Stroke


Another young bright mind, Isaac Webber, is dismissed initially as being “too young” to have a stroke Here’s why we all might want to do a better job recognizing the stroke warning signs….at any age! Just posted this article on my Know Stroke site-Please Read and SHARE! THANK YOU !!

Nickel Allergy Reactions in Septal Closure Devices


MedPage Today reported “in a case series in patients undergoing percutaneous ASD [atrial septal defect] or PFO [patent foramen ovale] closure, particularly those with a history of metal allergy, routine nickel allergy testing should be considered to identify patients at higher risk of an exaggerated inflammatory reaction in whom surgical closure may be favored.” The article went …

Amplatzer cardiac plug “very promising device” study suggests


Amplatzer Plug Cuts Stroke, Bleeding Risks in AFib According to Study Almost eight years out post pfo closure and the hairs on the back of my neck still stand up when I get an “Amplatzer” Google alert.  I guess it will always be that way until we get better guidelines and follow-up for PFO patients. …

Have You Quit Yet??


Did you know? Each year over 80% of all dieters and exercisers who start a program in January have already thrown in the towel by the first week in February. You can learn why and how to develop “no fail” strategies to avoid this pitfall on my upcoming virtual book tour and body bootcamp kickoff …