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How the Flu Shot Could Cut Stroke Risk, an article posted by Mara Calomino Oct 31 2013 for Stroke Smart. Fall is in full bloom with winter rapidly approaching, which means that flu season is upon us. The benefits of getting a flu vaccine now go beyond simply preventing influenza. But more than half of […]

A Message from National Stroke Association: September is Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, and we are committed to bringing attention to this health condition and its connection to stroke. Fact: Afib is a type of irregular or “racing” heartbeat that can cause blood to collect in the heart and potentially form a clot that can […]

Welcome to the Annual Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp! The Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp is a weekend-long camp held every year in September. It brings together people with aphasia, their families, and health care students to explore meaningful approaches to aphasia management. Each year, the camp brings together up to 35 students from health professions as […]

An article from Lingraphica: What is Teletherapy? Why It Matters to You For years, news outlets have been writing about the changing healthcare marketplace. Writers introduce the shifting marketplace by using interchangeable terms like teletherapy, telepractice, and telemedicine, leaving readers and potential patients scratching their heads wondering “what is this?” We’re here to set the […]

This article is from Lingraphica: New Study Shows Adults With Chronic Aphasia Improve With Teletherapy For many years it was widely believed post-stroke survivors with aphasia would essentially plateau six months into their recovery. In an effort to test this assumption and support the community of adults with chronic aphasia, we studied the effectiveness of our speech-generating devices in […]

Spouse’s Stroke Has Long-Term Impact on Partner’s Health Multiple, persistent health issues afflict husbands and wives of stroke survivors Caring for a spouse who has had a stroke may have negatively affected the mental and physical health of even relatively young caregivers for many years after the event, researchers reported. In one of the first […]

A message from National Stroke Association: Are you familiar with National Stroke Association’s Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards? This national awards program recognizes individuals and groups for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights. No effort to raise awareness about stroke is too small. Past winners represent the range of activities—including a stroke […]

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Concerned Daughter posts an inquiry: My mother had a stroke 5 years ago. She was lucky and it left her healthy, with the exception of Aphasia/Apraxia. She is a very stubborn and proud lady of 68 years. However, since her stroke, she refuses to get help or take therapy. Her Aphasia embarrasses her and therefore […]

As a family practitioner, Beth Milligan, M.D. knew the telltale signs of stroke, but even she initially misinterpreted what her body was telling her. Now, she’s on a mission to educate others. Blindsided Milligan thought she was doing everything right—she had taken steps to eliminate the risk factors for stroke from her life…Read More

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