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World Stroke Day

Celebrating World Stroke Day Through The Life and Drawings Of The Artist Behind 'Nancy'

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In his early 20s, Guy Gilchrist was juggling jobs at bars in two cities, a fledgling career as an artist and a new marriage with a baby on the way. Th...

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

Catherine Hopes Her Tale Teaches Others F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One Friday, she was in the gym with a client when Catherine said a "really, really funny feeling" overcame her. She feared that her face was becoming numb. She told the client the session was over so she could figure out what was happening.

This World Stroke Day, Know That Kids and Teens Can Be Stricken, Too -- Like Vandna

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Once we understand more about the mechanism of injury recovery and repair, we can then try to restore function to the injured brains and try to determine how to restore some of the remarkable plasticity that is lost with age.

This World Stroke Day, Learn How to Prevent It -- and F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."

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.