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Simple, yet direct, a query arises: Why do I do my blog? Good question, grasshopper. Actually, there are several reasons uncovered around why I decided to dive in and be a blogger. Part of it is: To Be Unique To be completely honest, I really didn’t want to do this blog at all at the […]

Article posted by Lucy Lazarony on Jul 14 2014 Get answers and resolve grievances regarding Medicare coverage and benefits by reaching out to a Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. Medicare may cover key aspects of a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation costs, such as up to 100 days in a skilled nursing facility. And that is why it’s so […]

Article posted by Lisa O’Neill Hill on Jul 02 2014 When people have strokes, they go to the ER for treatment. Now, an ambulance in Texas is bringing the ER to patients. A neurologist, a paramedic, a nurse, and a computed tomography (CT) scanner technician ride on the ambulance, the same kind used by city […]

Aphasia is just one of many neurological speech, language and communication disorders that speech-language pathologists may encounter during their careers. Aphasia can be the result of stroke or traumatic head injury, and affects the parts of the brain that are responsible for using and comprehending language. Those suffering from aphasia can have difficulty or even […]

Tips for Reclaiming Your Job – Robert Trierweiler, MS, a certified rehabilitation counselor, outlines the steps a stroke survivor can take to make returning to work after a stroke easier. Article posted by Nancy Coulter-Parker on Jul 21, 2014 In the August issue of StrokeSmart® magazine, we interviewed Robert Trierweiler, MS, certified rehabilitation counselor and […]

Heat Stroke vs. Stroke? Global Stroke Resource Offers Summertime Health Safety Tips Orlando, Fla. (July 9, 2014) – You want a healthy sun-kissed glow this summer, but would you be able to recognize when your body has had far too much exposure to sun or heat? It is important to know the signs of heat […]

One common experience of Stroke Survivors is uncontrollable emotional outbursts. Sometimes the outburst outweighs the degree that might be anticipated, for example, uncontrollable crying at a minor event. Sometimes the outburst is the opposite of what might be expected, for example, laughing instead of crying. David discusses this phenomena including giving examples from his personal […]

Dealing with Five Disabilities After Stroke Part 1. I. Movement dysfunction and paralysis II. Sensory dysfunction This month the first of two articles appears discussing the five major disabilities resulting from stroke. Walt explains each of them and how they are treated. Read this article.

As stroke survivors and family caregivers know, the unexpected can happen. Incapacity planning prepares you and your family for the day when you will no longer be able to make financial, legal and health decisions on your own. With incapacity planning, you give someone else, a spouse or trusted family member, the power to make […]

Posted by Emily Shearing Jun 19 2014, for Stroke Smart. Poor oral hygiene isn’t just bad for your teeth and gums. Neglecting to brush and floss daily could potentially lead to pneumonia, cancer, heart disease and even stroke. And the risk is greater than you might think. A Surprising Risk Factor A recent study found […]