July 27, 2009 by
Last week a 48 year old male named Randy on a business trip to Southern California called asking if there was a “strokehot line”. FortunatelyI was at my desk and I was able to convince him to get to the nearest stroke center. (I was able to look up on the certified stroke center links on our home page.)
Randy reported walking to his car like a drunken sailor and was worried that he was having a stroke. After speaking with him for a few minutes (he had not been drinking) I thought he might be having a TIA or ‘mini stroke” He was reluctant to call 911 so I needed to convinced him to go to the nearest stroke certified hospital. Randy lives in the state of Washington. I would love to hear from him and receive an update. In the meantime>>> I would like to tell Randy or anyone else out there…. If you think you are having a stroke call 911 immediately! If you get to the right hospital and they are able to treat your stroke you probably won’t have to live with a devastating disability. If you get to the hospital and you aren’t having a stroke you get to walk out!
July 20, 2009 by
During the course of the year, virtually everyone and every business needs to order holiday cards, thank you cards, birthday cards or invitations and announcements. What a great way to purchase something you need and in the process have us make a generous donation to a charity that needs your support.
Cards for Causes will donate 20% of the price of the card when you select the Stroke Awareness Foundation. Thank you! http://www.cardsforcauses.com/index.php?level2=faq#anchor80
July 14, 2009 by
Smoking, and tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of heart disease and stroke.
Worldwide, most people start smoking before the age of 18, with nearly one quarter of them trying tobacco for the first time before the age of 10. And, the younger a child is when he or she starts smoking, the stronger the odds are for long-term addiction.
Statistics tell us that tobacco steals approximately seven precious lives every minute of every day of the year, world-wide. From heart disease and many forms of cancer to lung diseases that steal our ability to breathe, tobacco is a vicious killer in sheep’s clothing. An important step in the recovery process from nicotine addiction is to look closely at the damage smoking causes. As hard as that can be, it will help fuel your resolve to quit smoking, once and for all.
There are two factors that will determine your success in quitting smoking for good. They are:
- Will – You must have the desire to give up your habit of smoking and create a strong will to avoid a smoking relapse.
- Mindset – You must learn about the effects of smoking, understand its consequences and face the fact that you need to stop smoking and follow, finish and maintain a quit smoking plan.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. While smoking cessation can be difficult, it’s very possible and well worth the effort.
July 08, 2009 by
The key to surviving a stroke is immediate emergency treatment at a medical center experienced in acute stroke management. You can find the nearest Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center in your area by clicking on www.strokeinfo.org On the Stroke Awareness Foundation’s home page below Certified Stroke Centers click on United States. Search by State or City. Under Type of Service scroll down to Certified Programs and click on Stroke (Primary Stroke Centers).