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Why AHA's 2030 goal is so important

Stroke survivors might need better screening for depression

After stroke, an 'astounding' risk of heart problems

Even without underlying heart disease, first-time stroke survivors had an increased risk of serious heart problems within 30 days.

Shingles vaccine may prevent stroke

The shingles vaccine protects against the infection caused by the chickenpox virus. But new research suggests that's not its only benefit.

Stroke Connection monthly e-newsletter replaces quarterly issues

Stroke Connection will no longer be producing quarterly issues. But we’re not going anywhere! We’ll continue to serve up great content for stroke families via our monthly e-newsletter.

Aerobic exercise could improve recovery after stroke

Researchers call it an easy but often overlooked opportunity to enhance stroke rehabilitation.

Stroke survivors recover better with stepped-up rehab

Balance and walking ability improve more when stroke survivors are given harder tasks, a study shows.

Here’s why stroke survivors need to pay attention to bone health

Osteoporosis and the danger of fractures may not be on your list of stroke consequences, but they should be.

Why aren’t more stroke survivors getting statins?

Stroke survivors are less likely than heart disease patients to get cholesterol-lowering meds despite the benefits, research shows.

What migraine sufferers need to know about stroke risk

Younger women and those who get the debilitating headaches "with aura" needn't fret but should be aware of the stroke link.

Understanding NFL legend Tedy Bruschi's 'mini-stroke'

Former New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi proved what he'd learned from a previous stroke when he started having symptoms on the Fourth of July.

Best hospital for stroke patients might not be the closest one, experts say

A new policy statement from the American Stroke Association looks to boost stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
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Featured Stroke NotesHelpful 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!