Winter 2017

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In this Issue

Ask Me Why

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, tries his hand at an advice-column – sort of.

Lisa Satchfield's Why

After a stroke in 2007 that left her unable to work or be a mother, Lisa began questioning what her purpose in life was.

Hand-in-Glove Rehab

New electrical stimulation therapy may improve hand function after stroke

High Blood Pressure is a Clue

Knowing the path of a person’s blood pressure from middle age onward may help doctors better assess the health risks posed by high blood pressure and could lead to earlier interventions to prevent stroke and other diseases linked to high blood pressure

Cumulative Effect

Pre-stroke risk factors influence long-term future stroke, dementia risk
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Stroke Rehabilitation Two-Part Series

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.

What to Expect in Stroke Rehab

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.