Category Archives: Stroke

Stroke Awareness Month: Do You Know The Signs of a Stroke?

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In a national phone survey, conducted by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, asking 1,205 U.S. women about the signs of stroke, researchers found: Only 18 percent of women identified sudden vision loss;  20 percent identified unexplained dizziness.23 percent identified sudden severe headache; 44 percent identified difficulty speaking or garbled speech; 51 [...]

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart: Eat Right!

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February is Heart Health Awareness Month. Knowing the staggering statistics, it’s important to understand all the benefits of living a life that is heart healthy! One of the main components that promote a heart healthy lifestyle is the proper diet. While there are plenty of heart health products to support you, the foods in your [...]

Get The Basics for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

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Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One out of every four deaths is directly related to heart health. Aside from the death rate, approximately 715,000 people suffer a heart attack and 795,000 suffer a stroke each year. This February, we honor Heart Health Month by raising awareness to the [...]

Trick Your Mind with These Treats for At-Home Recovery

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It’s common to be overwhelmed when recovering from surgery or an injury. Aside from the physical aspect, the emotional component can really take a toll on you! Everything from understanding all of your home healthcare supplies around the house, to the thought of your recovery time frame, can rapidly increase stress. When it comes to [...]

At Home Physical Therapy: Organization and Documentation

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While physical therapy at home can be extremely convenient, the thought of losing direct contact with your physical therapist can be nerve-racking for some patients. Whether your entire rehab is taking place at home, or you are transitioning from in-office visits, stress is the last thing you need! After you have received your required exercises [...]

It’s Physical Therapy Month: Make Your Home Rehab-Ready!

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Each October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month; a part of the healthcare community that impacts millions Americans. Regardless of physical ailment, from your neck to your toes, physical therapy has historically been successful in improving quality of life with patients across the board.  Due to a combination of a properly prescribed therapy regimen and [...]

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Stroke: Not Just a Fear for Adults

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To close out National Stroke Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on a lesser known stroke fact: children suffer strokes. While people over the age of 65 suffer strokes above all other age groups, a person at any age can suffer a stroke – including teenagers, children, infants and unborn children. Estimates do vary, but [...]

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Depression After Stroke

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Life after stroke can be difficult for everyone touched, but especially for the victim of stroke.  Depression is very common for someone who is rehabilitating from stroke, and even more commonly it goes untreated. While caring for someone who has suffered a stroke, it’s important to pay attention to behavior and mood changes. Here are [...]