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Life at the Curb Humor Column

Both Sides Now

Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie shares his take on the bad and good sides of stroke survival.

Don’t (Do) Look Back

Comedian and stroke survivor Jon Kawie – in his own special way - imagines the challenges of stroke survival throughout history.

Be My Baby

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, imagines himself as an advice columnist who’s a little short on patience.

Hello, Goodbye

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, offers his thoughts on job opportunities for some of the “helpful” people he’s experienced since his stroke.

Wild Thing

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie has the perfect stroke survivor dog, Travis. But Travis has a friend …

Bits & Pieces

Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie demonstrates how to take make the most of half-baked, wacky ideas.

We Are the Champions

Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie imagines his morning routine as a series of Olympic events. Color commentator included.

Take Good Care of My Baby

That moment when comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie realizes he and his ailing computer have something significant in common.

Don't Make Me Over

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie vents about unsolicited advice, opinions and comments strangers off about his disability.

The Letter

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, writes a fan letter to his stroke as the 20-year anniversary of its arrival grows near.

Those Were the Days

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, shares observations about the challenges early 21st century TV programming carries for stroke survivors.

Ask Me Why

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, tries his hand at an advice-column – sort of.
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Life at the Curb Humor Column Helpful Articles

Have a Therapeutic Summer!

For stroke survivors, outdoor sports provide opportunities to challenge yourself both physically and mentally due to an unpredictable and changing environment. Meeting new challenges can be empowering to a survivor.

Reader Alert — Be Aware of Fake Online Pharmacies

Online pharmacies can be an easy and affordable way to stay on track with your prescription medicines. But it’s important to be a savvy consumer because fake online pharmacies are a growing problem.

New online directory collects reviews of stroke rehab

A new, non-biased website dedicated to assisting patients, families and health professionals with identifying appropriate neuro-rehab solutions and resources has recently launched.

Blood Pressure Demands the 3 C’s: Check. Change. Control.

When it comes to blood pressure, what you don’t know can definitely hurt you. Many of the 80 million American adults who have it don’t know they have it.

Expanding Comfort Zones

Helping others get comfortable with communication changes after stroke.
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Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.

Life At The Curb

A unique perspective on survival by comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie.

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

Helping Others Understand

Stroke affects people differently and many of the effects of stroke can be complicated. Helping friends and family understand how a stroke is affecting a survivor can help everyone involved.

Support Showcase

Our new department highlighting the good work being done by stroke support groups from around the nation. If you are part of a successful support group we should consider featuring, let us know!