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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly

Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly

By Catharine Paddock PhD | Fact checked by Jasmin Collier   New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes. A study of nearly 1,000 individuals who had had a stroke found that...
Take a Break: How Respite Care Helps Caretakers

Take a Break: How Respite Care Helps Caretakers

Caring for a loved one is often a full-time job. Whether you are in charge of care for an aging parent, a disabled spouse or sibling, or an ill child, making sure that they are comfortable and well-cared for is a major undertaking. It can seem overwhelming at times,...
Are you Stroke-Aware?

Are you Stroke-Aware?

By Philip J. Fracica, M.D. Bothwell Chief Medical Officer How stroke-aware are you? It’s important to know the warning signs of stroke and to respond quickly. But it’s just as important to know ways you can decrease your own or a loved one’s risk of stroke. According...
Getting Your Affairs in Order

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Ben’s Story: Ben has been married for 47 years. He always managed the family’s money. But since his stroke, Ben is not able to walk or talk. His wife, Shirley, feels overwhelmed. Of course, she’s worried about Ben’s health. But, on top of that,...