Posts Tagged: stroke

Stroke: Every Moment Counts

With the recent passing of Betty White, who died of a stroke, it is important to remember that recognizing the symptoms of stroke can make all the difference. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells can die or be damaged. As a stroke happens,…
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What are the long-term effects of COVID-19?

COVID-19 can impact both physical and mental health, even long after one’s initial COVID-19 recovery. Many COVID-19 survivors are finding the long-term effects of the virus are real, and can be presented in various ways. Some survivors are reporting that have experienced physical aftereffects that resemble COVID-19 symptoms. These lingering symptoms may include body aches,…
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Depression after stroke

More than 795,000 people have a stroke in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The physical impacts of stroke are well known—loss of mobility or brain function, among them. But there’s one side effect of stroke that doesn’t get the attention it deserves:  depression. Post-stroke depression—recognizing the threat The…
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Share experiences and strengths through stroke support groups

Stroke changes lives and recovery takes time. UofL Health – Comprehensive Stroke Program is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping. “When…
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