Using real-time brain imaging to help your recovery – a new technology on the horizon!

Ever wonder what’s going on in someone’s head? Actually, those in the scientific community wonder this all the time. And now, with the help of a new type of MRI scanner, they can find out! The MRI machines that most of us know use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the…

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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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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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The 7 best tips to get a good night’s sleep after a stroke

We’ve all heard about the importance of a good night’s sleep. But we also know that it is not always easy to come by. Some of you reading this might be thinking, “What’s that again? It’s been so long since I’ve slept well.” And that’s not surprising because many stroke survivors have trouble getting the rest…

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A checklist for stroke patients that can help you get the most out of your next appointment

Being sent home after a stroke can cause mixed emotions for patients and caretakers alike. On the one hand, you are happy to return to your surroundings. On the other hand, you might feel anxious about the next steps. People often feel abandoned by the healthcare system once they leave their rehabilitation centers. And, therefore, they are…

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Tougher than his stroke – how a fitness trainer got back on track

Fitness trainer, author, blogger, motivational speaker,  YouTuber… who is this guy and what can he tell you about stroke? Meet Richard. And actually, he can tell you a lot about stroke because he’s been through it first-hand. He knows how difficult it is to recover, but he also knows that the blood, sweat, and tears…

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Is it possible to regenerate neurons using material already found in the brain? Part II of our interview with Prof. Berninger

Most of the current research involving stem cells has to do with injecting or implanting them with the hope that there will be positive effects, mostly expected from bystander effects due to the secretion of hormones and other molecules. As we learned from Prof. Berninger in Part I of his interview, there is no real…

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Find out which supplements can boost your stroke recovery

If we had a dollar for every time we heard, “you are what you eat,” we’d all be rich. But there is an important lesson in this message, and it becomes all the more relevant when thinking about stroke recovery. We all know that exercise and exercise intensity are essential for rehabilitation. But if we…

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