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Stroke Awareness

"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"

SELF | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. I run my own pro-athlete public relations firm. I was under stress, sure, but I was happy, enjoying my crazy, packed days.

Supporting the Women in our Lives: Stroke Prevention

Dalton Paxman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dalton Paxman

There are a few simple education and healthy lifestyle changes that I encourage my wife and daughters to live by, and that all girls and women can follow to reduce their risk of stroke,

How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms and What to Do

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Unfortunately, most Americans don't know the signs of a stroke, but they need to. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability. Being able to recognize a stroke and getting to the hospital quickly can make a huge difference in reducing its potentially devastating effects. Here are some tips that help you recognize a stroke, and what you should do if it happens to you or your loved one.

Growing Stroke Awareness Among Latinos

American Heart Association | Posted 05.04.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Stroke causes the death of one in four Hispanic males and one in three Hispanic women. If we want to change those numbers, we must learn to all speak the same language of stroke awareness.

A How-To For a Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

Be prepared because frustration, anger, personality problems come with the territory. Learning to face-up to a new existence is critical. And therapy, physical and mental. It's necessary to rebuild the body and the mind to operate acceptably to you and others.

Reflections on Stroke Awareness Month

Kirk Douglas | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirk Douglas

I led a charmed and wonderful life, give or take a few glitches along the way, such as doing stunts that left my spine a mess and suffering a broken back in a helicopter crash. Nonetheless, I was still working and working out as I approached 80. In one stroke, literally and figuratively, it was all gone.

Like My Character, Hercules, I Used to Think I Was Invincible

Kevin Sorbo | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Kevin Sorbo

There are many myths and misconceptions about stroke. As a survivor, I have learned that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. An easy way to recognize the sudden signs of stroke is to remember the acronym F.A.S.T.