How your doctor makes decisions when it comes to your rehab

Stroke rehabilitation programs start as soon as possible and continue well after a patient leaves the hospital. And the goal of these programs is to get patients functioning on a level where they can regain some independence. But to ensure that patients get the most out of their time and effort, there’s a lot of…

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Getting her life back after stroke – a story of love and innovation

Imagine… your life partner, your best friend, your go-to person suddenly can’t do the things that you two used to enjoy. In fact, she can’t do a lot of things she used to do just to get through the day. That’s what it can feel like when your spouse suffers a stroke. You can feel…

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Why monitoring your blood pressure is important after stroke

We’re not telling you anything new here when we say that high blood pressure can lead to health issues, including stroke. Just reducing your blood pressure by 5 points can decrease your risk of a recurrent stroke by 10% and reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by up to 25%. But what can you do…

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You might be tracking your steps without even knowing it – staying active to help your stroke recovery

When you look around, you’ll probably notice many people sporting some sort of fitness tracker on their wrists. The popularity of these devices has taken off in the last few years at an unbelievable rate. And they come in many forms from Fitbits to Apple Watches. It turns out that step tracking and stroke recovery…

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