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 […]

Many Stroke Patients Discontinue Meds After 3 Months


“These stroke meds are critical for many survivors to help prevent secondary stroke.  What’s going on here with almost a 25% non compliance rate?” – DP Dansereau, MS,PT  for know-stroke.org According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center  at least a quarter of patients who have suffered a stroke […]

Time is Brain (and we still need to know more about PFO and Stroke…)


As you might be aware May is Stroke Awareness Month. I hope that you take some time this month to review and advance your knowledge on stroke!  To keep up to date, I just finished viewing a replay on the Rhode Island Hospital (Providence) website where they created a stroke e-presentation for the EMS Community featuring Dr. […]

To help me continue to Raise Stroke Awareness YOU need to step up too!


You are not running, why should I donate? If you have considered that it would still be the right thing to do but then clicked away, I’m here on video to remind you of why your donation to the American Stroke Association is important.  If you have donated to my fundraising and stroke awareness efforts […]

We need to do more


I know this is a start but we need to do more to raise stroke awareness. I was contacted on my blog today by AGA Medical letting me know of their new stroke awareness campaign. Congratulations, this is a step in the right direction, but it is something we should have started years ago. Here’s […]

Get clear on your goals


In about an hour I’ll be speaking to over 1000 middle school students in N. Attleboro,MA about stroke awareness. This has been a long week, trying to fit in marathon training, family, work and fundraising, but I’m pumped to do this talk. The teachers asked me to send over a quick intro the students could […]

Does Barry Meier know Oprah?


If you are a regular reader of my blog you already know I have been doing a great deal of writing on stroke awareness and PFO education.  I gladly accept interviews when asked to talk more about this issue, especially when it can help further the discussion about stroke, migraine and the possibility of PFO […]

Prov. Journal picked up my story


I learned from the American Stroke Association, Boston Affiliate that the The Providence Journal ran my story in yesterday’s Sunday paper.  I did not see the actual article, but here’s the link they sent me from the print. Below is the link – check it out> http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/running/2008/07/stroke-survivor.html Not Oprah yet, but perhaps this will help […]

Do you know-stroke?


Know-Stroke May is Stroke Awareness month: Do you know-stroke? May 1,2008 Acknowledging the month of May as “Stroke Awareness Month” offers advocates for stroke awareness, stroke survivors and their families and caregivers an opportunity to educate the public about the devastating and debilitating effects of stroke. I offer this page on my sites today exactly […]