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 …

A new defensive position for Kris Letang : Stroke Defense


Article by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org What type of “D” will be best for Kris Letang following his stroke ? Kris Letang’s recent stroke and press surrounding what may have contributed to it (doctors found a small PFO) are certainly making waves again about PFO closure.  Will he be able to play professional hockey again?  It is …

Parents: Kids need YOUR help to combat childhood obesity


I took my boys to the 10 am show yesterday to see the Lego Movie.  We arrived early as my boys insisted they would need to get there well in advance to have any chance of getting “good seats”.  As kids and parents filed in I was horrified at what they were carrying in for the …

What caused Kris Letang’s stroke?


Kris Letang, 26, Pittsburg Penguins defensemen has stroke Pittsburg Penguins’s website reported today that Kris Letang will miss at least six weeks after having a stroke last week.  It stated that further testing on Letang revealed he also had… keep reading

The Countdown is on for our NEW Know-Stroke.org Members Site


-We are making the final connections- Our KNOW-STROKE.org launch countdown is “Officially” on… Get on our Ezine Subscription List or Get our Updates on our Facebook Page and learn when we flip the switch (or just hang out here if you want to watch the timer!)

Anger following a stroke is “_ _ _ _”.


If you have been told you “seem different” or you noticed a personality change after your stroke, research shows there may be a connection to specific areas of the brain. Depression following a stroke is real but it is too easy to simply assume that everything related to your responses post stroke are because you …

Worldwide Stroke Burden Predicted to Soar along with Rise in Percentage of Young Adults Affected


Post by David Dansereau of Know-Stroke.org The new stroke findings published online October 24 in 2 papers in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health report a disturbing rise in stroke rate in young adults .  The report warns if these trends continue, stroke deaths, survivors, and disability and illness will more than double by …

Hey Guys, Don’t be a Ditka!


Take Stroke Warning Signs Seriously Regardless of what Mike Ditka says, STROKE IS a “Big Deal”. You may have heard recently Mike Ditka had a minor stroke a few weeks back while playing cards at his country club.   This story grabbed some media headlines and it was first reported by Dan Pompei of the …

St. Jude Medical RESPECT Trial for PFO Closure Provides Clinical Evidence of Risk Reduction in Prevention of Recurrent Cryptogenic Stroke – MarketWatch


“The Street” is certainly on the pulse of PFO as you may already be aware.  They were first to report.  But what does it mean??  Be careful not to just follow St. Jude stock today.  Here’s the early MarketWatch Report: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/st-jude-medical-respect-trial-for-pfo-closure-provides-clinical-evidence-of-risk-reduction-in-prevention-of-recurrent-cryptogenic-stroke-2012-10-25