May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Residual Effects of a Stroke and Going into Rehabilitation

In the United States more than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and approximately two-thirds of these individuals survive and require rehabilitation. The goals of rehabilitation are to help survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality of life. Even though rehabilitation does not “cure”…

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Getting More Potassium and Less Salt May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Posted on the Harvard Health Blog by Reena Pande, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School on APRIL 12, 2013, 2:05 PM. To view the original article, click here. This article is being reposted as part of an awareness and education campaign during Stroke Awareness Month. Salt is a cheap, easy way to turn…

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Invisible Illness: Never Judge What You Don’t Understand

It is hard to explain to those who don’t know what it is like to be in pain or feel sick on the inside and look perfectly fine on the outside. Wearing a medical ID can help spread awareness of invisible illnesses like Crohn’s Disease, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Diabetes,…

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American Medical ID on CBS TV Show Elementary

Blink a couple times and you may have missed it, but American Medical ID was on the TV show Elementary during the May 2nd episode “A Landmark Story”. A woman was wearing her purple Silicone Flex medical ID bracelet as she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. The woman wore…

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