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  • 2 days ago

    May is Stroke Awareness Month

    Strokes kill more than 133,000 Americans annually, and are the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. It isn't always easy for people to recognize symptoms of a small stroke. They may mistakenly think the symptoms are a part of aging, or the symptoms may be confused with those of other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Every second counts when a stroke occurs. Know the symptoms and how to use the F.A.S.T. test -- plus what you can do to lower your odds of having one: http://wb....

  • 18 days ago

    News Flash: More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes

    Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65. Click here to read more: Tell us your thoughts!
  • 19 days ago

    Stroke followed by bleeding

    Sir, My mother, 70 years, had a stroke while at sleep and by the time we took her to hospital it was more than 5 hours. She had some weakness with her right leg and hand and the speech was not clear and the mouth was turning to a side a bit. However, she was in the ICU and after 4 days she was out into a room and her mobility got better each day. Unfortunately, she was coughing hard and on the day she was to be discharged from hospital we noticed that her stomache was growing and after a CT scan....
  • 20 days ago

    News Flash: Fitness Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery

    People who were active and exercised regularly before their stroke were less likely to face disability after the attack, researchers say. Click here to read more: We want to hear from you: Were you active before your stroke? Did this improve your post-stroke recovery?
  • 20 days ago


    My medication I am using is Clopidogrel. Can I use asprin instead? Clopidogrel as to many side effect. Makes me dizzy, fatigue. Can you please help me. Thank you Regards Shireen
  • 27 days ago

    Can a really hard hit to the chest create a blood clot?

    My brother plays softball and last year, he took a direct hit to the chest from a softball hit to him (he was pitching). It was traveling about 100mph. Three weeks later he had a stroke that the doctors have never been able to determine a source of. Is it possible this could have created a blood clot? He has been tested and has no blockages or anything anywhere else. Thoughts are appreciated! John
  • 1 month ago

    post stroke

    my brother, who is 52 yrs old, has had several strokes, and now his whole demeanor is changed. he doesn't seem to have whatever it is that triggers you to take care of your personal hygiene or cleanliness at all, is this something that can be fixed? my family is at their wits end trying to understand what is happening with my brother and now he is answering his room door in the nude and seems to be going further away from normal. any help or advice would be appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Anxiety of the unknown

    I had an ischemic stroke right posterior parietal last week. I regained full neurological function within hours of the event. I had many risk factors, migraines with aura, birth control pills, high cholesterol, and fibroelastoma on my aortic valve that could have led to the stroke but the exact cause is still unknown. I'm only 43. I have many follow up appointments with multiple different doctors: cardiologist, endocrinologist, neurologist, hematologist, and stroke specialist. These appointments....
  • 1 month ago

    News Flash: Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

    An implanted device that provides electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve leading to the brain enhanced arm movement in a small group of stroke patients, researchers report. Click here to read more: We want to hear from you: Did you experience arm weakness after a stroke?
  • 6 months ago

    TIA/mini-stroke or stroke???

    I am in USA, while my Dad and family reside overseas. Dad is 91, with considerably good health for his age. He became very isolated, inactive, anti-social, and depressed, when started losing his hearing. He refused to wear hearing-aids. We did not know what exactly happened, when he fell in the neighborhood. The back of his head bled; he got 3 stitches. As my family described it, he could raise both his arms, but with weak legs. He couldn't raise his left leg but could with the right slightly....