When Malachi Horton was 18 months old, he lost movement in his right arm and leg and was unable to sit, stand or walk. “We took him to three different emergency rooms before he was diagnosed as having a stroke,” his mother Erin Horton said.
Studies show younger people are having strokes more often than even a generation ago. As a result, more children are being raised in stroke families. And we’ve talked to enough survivor and caregiver parents to know that they are concerned with how the stroke affects their children. With that in mind, we talked with two sisters about their experience growing up in a stroke family.
Under the health care law, America has an unprecedented opportunity to expand insurance coverage to millions, helping protect them financially and enabling them to get the preventive care they need to avoid serious illnesses. Among those eligible for coverage are more than 7 million people with a history of heart disease or stroke who are currently uninsured.
Dr. Donna Arnett, past president of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has a couple of firsts to her credit: the first epidemiologist to be president of the organization and the first stroke survivor.
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.
Following a stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type rehabilitation. In this second of our two-art series, we want to alleviate some of the mystery, fear and anxiety around the inpatient rehab part of the stroke recovery journey.
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.