SCM March/April 2007

Updated:Mar 9,2015

Stroke Connection Magazine - Mar Apr 2007
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The String of Beads No One Wants -- Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known vascular disease that can have disastrous consequences. For nurse Pam Mace of Rocky River, Ohio, who had a TIA at age 37, it took many months suffering with a range of neurological symptoms before she was properly diagnosed. 

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Stroke Connection Readers have a great deal to contribute. Visit our expanded "Letters to the Editor" that we weren't able to include in the printed issue.

Actions Speak as Loud as Words
Professor Anastasia M. Raymer of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia discusses how intentional gestures can help people with aphasia not only communicate better but also access spoken language more effectively.

Meeting Big Goals
When David Layton of Greensboro, North Carolina survived a stroke at age 55 in 2002, he decided that he was going to reach 1,000,000 people with a stroke prevention message. David has contributed many articles to Stroke Connection since then, but he doesn’t count our readers in his 1,000,000 person total. Instead, he has used the broadcast media to get his message out, and this fall he surpassed the million-person mark. And he still hasn’t slowed down one bit.

Have You Heard the One About…
DeYip Loo of Spring Grove, Illinois traveled the world as a magician and appeared on some of the most popular TV shows in the early days of TV. After a severe stroke in 1998, his wife Arlene and daughter Mai-Ling dedicated their lives to being his caregivers so he could stay at home. Now Mai-Ling, a pianist and performer, has dedicated herself to getting the word out about stroke, cardiovascular disease and caregiving.


Letters to the Editor features correspondence from readers about the magazine’s editorial content.

Stroke Notes features ‘newsy’ stroke-related information on stroke research, risk reduction, ASA events, advocacy efforts, etc.

Readers Room features personal stories, letters, poems and artwork from stroke survivors and family caregivers.

Life at the Curb: Hit the Road, Jack
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie tells of his “graduation” from “para-transit” to public transit.

Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources. In this issue we feature information and tips on appealing an insurance claim that has been denied.

EDS Resources features organizations helpful to stroke families. This month we spotlight the Friends’ Health Connection and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD). Friends’ Health Connection is a non-profit organization that networks people with similar medical conditions thereby creating peer support for recovery.

Have you seen Stroke Connection’s humor column, Life At The Curb? Brain Freeze, John Kawie’s award-winning one-man show is now available on DVD. Now you can have John in your home and help support Stroke Connection! Order yours today at (opens in new window).

For every Brain Freeze video sold from 8/1/10 through 7/13/15, and after the recovery of startup costs, Parma Recordings will donate 17% of the retail sales price to the American Stroke Association. Brain Freeze contains adult language and situations that may not be suitable for all audiences.

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In our current issue: NBA star Paul George was six when his mother had a stroke; Raising a voice for young survivors; You See Me, a new documentary of one family's stroke experience; Strokes of unknown cause (cryptogenic stroke); Managing caregiver guilt and much more!


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