Category Archives: Awareness

Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes—called subarachnoid hemorrhages—are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to … Continue reading

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The Experience of Locked-In Syndrome

Allison O’Reilly is on a mission—to talk to all who will listen about stroke. She’s even written a book, Out of the Darkness, about her journey in stroke recovery. “Most people don’t know about stroke or care about it until … Continue reading

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Studies: Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients Have Second Chance

Gigi Gelvosa, a neurosurgical operating room nurse at Seton Brain and Spine Care in Austin, Texas, suddenly found herself whisked into the emergency room of the same hospital where she worked. She was in a coma and this time was … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe has passed away

Mr. Hockey has shuffled off this mortal coil. After suffering a stroke in 2014, he underwent stem cell treatment in Mexico and saw significant improvement in his condition. I know when we were trying to find treatment for my father … Continue reading

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Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were “stunned” by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients. While the research involved only 18 patients and was … Continue reading

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WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

A medical device about the size of a quarter could help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are looking for an option to commonly-prescribed blood thinners. AFib is a significant risk factor for stroke. The FDA approved … Continue reading

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Americans Not Controlling High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows. About 47 percent of people with high blood pressure have not … Continue reading

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