Friday, January 25th, 2019
You probably know that things like high blood pressure and an unhealthy diet can increase your stroke risk, but what about stress? Can your stressful day at work lead to a medical emergency? Can stress cause a stroke?
While one stressful day is unlikely to increase your stroke risk, studies have shown that chronic, long-term stress could increase your chances of having a stroke. In fact, a widely cited 2012 study concluded that people who had experienced chronic stress in the previous year were four times more likely to suffer from a stroke, compared to those who were not under similar stress.
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Although stroke has fallen from the third to fourth leading cause of death within the United States, outlook after survival is still grim. Medical treatment has become much more advanced for stroke survivors immediately following a stroke and through rehabilitation, but strokes are a very serious medical condition that require a lifetime of dedication to overcome.
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of severe, lifelong disability. Learning the warning signs of a stroke is essential to minimizing the consequences of this potentially life-threatening event.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Life after a stroke can be challenging. Many patients wonder if they will ever fully recover their muscle coordination, or how long or difficult the process of recovery may be. Fortunately, the field of occupational and physical therapy has come a long way in developing approaches that help patients regain controlled muscle movements after a stroke.
There are seven recognized stages of stroke recovery through which most patients progress. Also known as the Brunnstrom Approach, the seven stages framework views spastic and involuntary muscle movement as part of the process and uses them to aid in rehabilitation.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year. 130,000 Americans die from stroke each year, making stroke the third most common cause of death in the United States.
Monday, October 16th, 2017
Monday, January 9th, 2017
The idea of a stroke can be frightening because it comes without warning and can cause a number of life-altering disabilities. Unfortunately, nearly 800,000 people will experience a new or recurrent stroke every year, and stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States.
Friday, December 30th, 2016
Strokes are unpredictable events and occur when blood flow to the brain is stopped for a time. When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they start to die, and the abilities controlled by the damaged part of the brain are lost.
Though you don’t know when a stroke will happen, 80 percent of them are actually preventable. While there are several genetic factors you cannot control that may predispose you to having a stroke, if you make healthy lifestyle choices, it is possible to reduce your risk significantly.
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Despite the myth that most stroke victims are elderly males, anyone can have a stroke. In fact, women have a higher lifetime risk of suffering a stroke than men do. If you still think being young will protect you from having a stroke, think again. Adults 45 and younger experience strokes, as can infants, children, and adolescents.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
May is stroke awareness month and we wanted to shed some light on young stroke to bring more awareness too it. Typically, when you think of a stroke, you think of it happening in people that are over 65+. In reality though, it can happen at any age. It is true that your stroke risk increases with age, but stroke in young people does happen to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. There is even statistics showing that the number of cases of young stroke in increasing. We have put together an infographic that highlights the facts about young stroke and ways that we can progress towards prevention, care and recovery.