Social networks support your stroke recovery

There is no one size fits all method to stroke rehabilitation. Your recovery depends on different factors like how much you exercise, how intensely you train, your nutrition, and genetics. But is there more to the equation? A group of researchers thought there was and so they looked into the influence that a social network…

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The importance of energy — could an energy-rich diet be key in the acute phase of stroke?

We all know that it’s important to eat a balanced diet. Studies indicate that a ‘Mediterranean diet’ high in unsaturated fat and low in red meat and saturated fat can reduce the risk of stroke complications (including the risk of recurrent stroke), but it seems it might not just be what you eat that is…

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Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know, and How Do You Find One

After having a stroke, you’ve received various forms of treatments. You may have taken prescription medications, undergone certain procedures, and received therapy from various rehabilitation professionals. All of these treatments, before being used with patients, have been thoroughly researched and tested through studies called clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials refer to research…

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Ever wondered what genetics has to do with stroke? Ask our Strokemark expert

We are delighted to inform you that we will be holding our very first Ask-Me-Anything event. The central theme is going to be genetics, epigenetics, and stroke. Did you ever ponder questions such as “Is a stroke genetic”? “Do lifestyle factors influence risk for stroke”? “How much control do I actually have over my recovery”?…

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Kinect and Xbox in stroke rehabilitation: games without frontiers

If you’re a regular visitor to strokemark.com, you’ll know we’re big fans of virtual reality (VR). And not just for the escapism. VR is increasingly being used in clinics, where specialized devices can support patients in their post-stroke arm/hand recovery. While this approach is effective, specialized equipment can be costly. Sometimes the costs are prohibitive…

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