SCM May/June 2007

Updated:Mar 9,2015

Stroke Connection Magazine - May Jun 2007
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Living with Emotional Thunderstorms

Involuntary emotional expression disorder (IEED) is the new name for emotional lability or reflex crying. This article investigates this common effect of stroke. We talked with three experts – Dr. Richard Hartke, Dr. Mark Sandberg and Dr. Marilyn Kraus – to get their clinical perspective. We also talked with Chicago-area stroke survivor Peter Arnold about his experience living with uncontrolled emotional erruptions.

Supplemental Information

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.

Other articles include:

Help Getting Off the Plateau
What stroke families want more than anything is more therapy that's affordable.  We've located three programs across the United States that offer survivors therapy at the right price – free!  This article profiles the StrokeRecovery Center of Palm Springs (CA), New Jersey Stroke Activity Center and the American Stroke Foundation in Kansas City. 

When Clots Creep, Problems Often Follow
One of the problems faced by survivors with mobility challenges is deep venous thrombosis. Experts Dr. David Sherman of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and Dr. Richard Zorowitz of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., discuss this condition and what survivors can do about it.

The Power of Music
The late Luther Vandross, one of the most popular signers of his generation, never made a public appearance after his stroke in 2003.  However, that has not kept him from making a contribution to stroke education among African Americans.  A new tribute album, "Forever, For Always, For Luther," contains songs by 11 artists and carries messaging from the American Stroke Association's Power To End Stroke campaign.

Acalculia – Math Challenges After Stroke
Simple math and arithmetic is sometimes problematic for stroke survivors.  This article from our contributors at the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association gives practical tips for overcoming this vexing stroke deficit.


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: Home, Home On the Free-Range
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie shares his adventure trying to buy an organic chicken at a new market in his neighborhood of New York City.

Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources. In this issue we hilight books for survivors and caregivers and new online health resources from the American Heart Assocoation as well as other resources for people with disabilities.