The following are things that you can control to lessen your chance of having a stroke. Control your blood pressure. Maintain close communication with your doctor to determine if you need medication. Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight loss, dietary changes can
A stroke kills over 100 million nerve cells. Thankfully, we have over 200 billion! The good news about this is that there are plenty of cells left to make new connections. This development of new connections is like rewiring the brain. A
There are an estimated 7,000,000 stroke survivors in the U.S. over age 20. Approximately 795,000 strokes will occur this year, one occurring every 40 seconds, and taking a life approximately every four minutes. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to recover from a brain injury or severe stroke? Many people don’t understand the intensity of the work that goes into a person’s recovery. There are three types of therapy needed. Physical therapy helps a
As the world tunes in to watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine on this date, I was struck by an article about another bride. Jennifer Darmon married her prince on April 16th. But it wasn’t smooth sailing
Researchers at Mayo clinic have isolated protein markers in cerebrospinal fluid that can predict the progression of disability from MS. http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2011-rst/6237.html?rss-feedid=1 Multiple Sclerosis has several different forms and its effects can be mild to severe. It can be very disabling , causing
There have been many articles in the news lately about athletes pushing through pain and injury to continue competing in sports. The old saying of “No Pain, No Gain” is not always appropriate! Pain is the body’s way of communicating a problem.
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