Monthly Archives: July 2015

As more Canadians survive strokes, more live with stroke-induced disabilities

A new study suggests the number of Canadians living with stroke-induced disabilities will rise substantially over the next couple of decades. More people are surviving strokes — a good news story about what can be a devastating and even fatal … Continue reading

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Former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader suffers stroke, recovers with help from squad: ‘She is a fighter’

A former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader who suffered a severe stroke has made a miracle recovery with the rallying cries of her squad. Tessa David had a stroke in her sleep on Dec. 1, rendering the popular 28-year-old professional dancer and … Continue reading

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Doctors refused to believe I’d had a stroke at 17

WHEN 17-year-old Bethany Sinfield woke in the middle of the night unable to swallow she staggered from her bedroom to wake her parents. “I was really panicking, my head was throbbing and I was losing all feeling down the left … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, stroke patients learn to speak again–in two languages

Aphasia patients, often elderly and carrying the burdens of life, have seen their lives changed dramatically–in many ways, for the worse. So how did one rehabilitation group, deep in Brooklyn, become the happiest place in New York City? Read this … Continue reading

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Unhealthy lifestyle can knock 23 years off lifespan

The true cost of an unhealthy lifestyle of little exercise, poor diet and smoking has been quantified by scientists who found that it can reduce lifespan by 23 years. People who develop largely preventable conditions like heart disease, stroke and … Continue reading

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