SCM September/October 2004

Updated:Dec 21,2012

Stroke Connection Magazine - Sep Oct 2004Salud es Vida - Health is Life
Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority population in the United States. They also have a higher prevalence of diabetes, and physical inactivity, which puts them at a high risk of stroke and heart disease.  This story features Neida Sandoval, who anchors the morning news on Despierta America, a Spanish-language program similar to Good Morning, America that airs on the Univision television network.  This feature – presented in Spanish – shares her story of caring for her husband who has had a stroke and highlights the growing stroke risk in the Hispanic population. 

Other articles include:

Rehab Revolution
Rehab centers across the country are using innovative advances in rehab science. These therapies can either supplement or replace traditional therapy.  This story covers new therapies, including Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CI), Biofeedback, Functional Electric Stimulation, F.T.M. Arm Training therapy and many others!

Chad Shimek, of Scottsdale, Ariz., combined two things he has a lot of experience in — stroke and golf — and created Up-N-Swingin’, a program that uses golf as part of rehabilitation.

Stroke and the Meaning of True Love
This story highlights survivor Missy Rogers of Midlothian, Va. and the love and appreciation she has for her family.

Living with Aphasia
This unique article highlights a round table discussion of people dealing with aphasia from the York-Durham Aphasia Center in New Market, Ontario.


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. In this issue:

  • The American Heart Association recently published guidelines for exercise after stroke. This document alerts healthcare professionals to the benefits of physical activity.
  • Early Treatment Confirmed as Key to Stroke Recovery A study in the British medical journal The Lancet confirms the benefits of getting stroke patients to a hospital quickly so they can receive rapid clot-busting treatment.
  • FAST Stroke Diagnosis A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke.
  • Community Intervention Reduces Recurrence A study of two communities in Beijing, China, showed that an intervention program that encouraged lifestyle changes and health screenings lowered the risk of stroke in a high-risk population.

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

Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources.  In this issue:

  • Feeling Frustrated  Tips for Caregivers, Adapted from Family Caregiver Alliance: Dementia, Caregiving and Controlling Frustration.
  • Tips for Survivors, Excerpted from You Can Do It!, by Paul E. Berger and Stephanie Mensh