What Bothers You Most About Stroke?


WE WANT TO KNOW What caused your stroke? Do you know? Every year, about 200,000 stroke survivors leave the hospital without an answer to this question.  They are told their stroke was cryptogenic, or without a known cause. Strokes of unknown cause, or cryptogenic strokes, account for about 1/3 of all strokes. Not knowing what […]

What is Your Stroke Risk?


Know Your Numbers to Learn Which Values You Need to Monitor to Reduce Risks! Find out with a simple checklist quiz from the American Heart / Stroke Association to quickly scan your risk factors for stroke.* Download Full-Size PDF of this Quiz and Print For Display Directions: For each risk factor, select the box [higher […]

Results of Apple Heart Study Promising, but are Cardiologists Convinced?


-post by David Dansereau Know-Stroke.org Apple Heart Study Results Released Stanford Medicine published its long-awaited research on the Apple Heart Study, which represents one of the largest research efforts of its kind that relies on consumer devices to better understand human health.  The research, published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked […]

What learning about gait speed tells us: Start Moving Early and Don’t Slow Down!


Posting on Know-Stroke.org as this topic of gait and mobility and getting people moving early as a primary prevention strategy for stroke and all co-morbidities is always part of my education as a health professional.  Perhaps after you read this study you’ll agree we should be prescribing a walking quota with our therapeutic exercise prescriptions, […]

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 […]

Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy Paired with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Looks Promising for Recovering Arm Function in Small Stroke Recovery Pilot


As originally published in  27 Sep 2018 issue of Stroke.   Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired With Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Chronic Stroke- A Blined Randomized Pilot Study STROKEAHA.118.022279 A new pilot study found that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), in addition to regular rehabilitation therapy, can double the rate of recovery for stroke patients. Important Safety Note:  Implanting a […]

New Tufts Stroke Fitness Club Coming Soon!


Get your workout in before you start your day! Announcement: New! Tufts Stroke Fitness Club If you live in or around Boston and want to meet up with a like-minded group to continue exercising regularly (or if you are simply in need of a nudge to start-up again )  here’s something you might be interested […]

Did you grab this FREE About Herbs App?


A Guide to Botanicals,Supplements, Complementary Therapies and More If you are on our Know-Stroke.org Member News List you already received this free About Herbs app link.  I wanted to also share this information with my stroke community here so you don’t miss this resource.  I’ve learned from our Smart Moves Webinars that many stroke survivors often have […]

Your gut, your diet and now more interesting research on your stroke recovery rate


We’ve been hearing more and more science about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome as it relates to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.  Now there’s some new  research that is beginning to show a connection between your gut health and stroke recovery. As reported by  Jordana Cepelewicz on March 30, 2016 in Scientific American, a new study […]

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 […]