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Stroke Victims

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

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Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don't Talk To Me Like I'm A Child

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Laura Cobb proves a sense of humor and a resilient attitude can get you through anything. The bright 27-year-old from St. Louis has taken to YouTub...

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.

My Insights Into Stroke Prevention

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

For the sake of the 600,000 people who will have a stroke this year, I'd like to offer a short overview of how you can "make your own luck" by improving your odds of avoiding a stroke.

I Found My Voice in a Hopeless Place

Harshada Rajani | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My horrible experience, my months of forced introspection, and my unquenchable desire to be heard, gave me a powerful yet vulnerable voice.

Living With the Medical Elephant in the Room

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

I write this not only in honor of World Stroke Day, but for the millions on people who are forced to live World Stroke Day every day, and for those who will one day be forced to adjust their lives to a new normal.

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The word "stroke" conjures images of a bolt out of the blue. No one ever imagines that they will have a stroke, much less that it might happen as a result of a chiropractic treatment for neck pain -- but it does.

Go Hard or Go Home: Fighting for My One Sweet Day

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

It was a horrible day, a tragic day, a devastating day, a day where I lost everything, but, I know, sadly, that one, singłe day will forever define who I am, and who I will be.

From Invisible to Invincible

Harshada Rajani | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Harshada Rajani

I tried to get up, but my body refused to budge. I tried to cry out, but all that came out of my mouth was silence

My Stroke of... Luck?

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

In a second, I fell, from heaven to hell, from peace to utter chaos, from perfection to obliteration. In a second, I lost it all, my past, my present, and most tragically, my future.

British Man Who Claims To Have 'Woken Up Gay' After A Stroke Featured In New Documentary

Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Chris Birch, the British man who claims to have "woken up gay" after suffering a stroke, is back in the headlines after becoming the subject of a much...

WATCH: British Man Who Claims To Have Woken Up Gay After Stroke Speaks Out

Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices

A British man who claims to have "woken up gay" after a gym accident led him to suffer a stroke is speaking out about his experience to the BBC. K...

Former Jock Claims He 'Woke Up Gay' After A Stroke

Posted 01.08.2012 | Gay Voices

The "nature vs. nurture" debate over sexual orientation continues at full force, but now, one former rugby-playing Welsh jock claims to have actually ...