Help Your Patients Make the Connection

Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a desktop digital edition and FREE apps for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and for Kindle Fire — you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy the magazine on the Stroke Connection website.

Stroke Connection is free and published four times per year.

When your patients or their caregivers sign up for Stroke Connection with their email address, they'll receive our monthly SC e-Extra newsletter. They'll receive notification of new issues via the newsletter as well as great information for stroke families every month in between issues. 


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No Coincidence

Her 3-year-old, Alexis, had been up all night crying because of a terrible ear ache when Sarah decided to take her to the emergency room at 3 a.m.. As she filled out Alexis’ admission forms, she lost feeling on the right side of her body.

Wild Thing

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

Finley the Service Dog: A Story of True Love

Finley, my Golden Retriever service dog, was rescued as a puppy, but ultimately, I was the one rescued by him. He is a hard worker, always ready to do his job, a constant AND faithful companion.

Our Strange Story

Morgan spent five days in critical care and seven on a regular floor. Throughout his stay, specialists ran test after test for the cause of the stroke. I had a lot of urgent questions, but there were few immediate answers.

Expect the Unexpected

At age 9, I had a hemorrhagic stroke, a bleeding into brain tissue, and the result of a brain tumor. The tumor was growing into nerves surrounding the brain stem. A blood vessel had ruptured, and the time frame between onset of stroke and onset of treatment was closing fast.
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One-Handed Heimlich

Recently, survivor David Layton and his wife Charlotte found an alternate meaning for the phrase “single handed living.”

Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke

The type of rehabilitation and support systems a survivor receives at discharge can strongly influence health outcomes and recovery. In this, the first part of a two-part series on stroke rehab, we offer guidance for the decision-making process required when it’s time to leave the hospital.

Working on Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are how we use our hands and coordinate the small muscles that control our fingers. Those skills, along with other arm functions such as reaching and grasping, can be affected by stroke. The stroke’s severity determines the extent of this weakness.

Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Fatigue

Stroke is unpredictable, but one extremely common effect of stroke is fatigue. Some studies indicate that as many as 70 percent of survivors experience fatigue at some time following their stroke.

Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Fatigue Info Sheet

It can sometimes be hard for family and friends to recognize how much post-stroke fatigue may be affecting a survivor. We’ve created a quick-reference sheet that you can share with family and friends to help them better understand.
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Departments

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!