Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Just as putting out a fire quickly can stop it from spreading, treating a stroke quickly can reduce damage to the brain. If you learn how to recognize the telltale signs of a stroke, you can act quickly and…

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Although stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number one cause of disability, this condition doesn’t get the respect and attention it deserves. When people have sudden chest pain, they know they might have a heart attack. They call 9-1-1 and seek help immediately. But people who suddenly become weak…

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After reading “My Stroke of Insight,” by Jane Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., and watching Oprah interview Jane on the Oprah Soul Series, I began to think of my mother’s stroke on June 19, 1987. I just completed an intense dyadic four month period completing phase one of my Nurse Practitioner training. Now phase two would begin…

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