Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection.  

For over 20 years, Stroke Connection had been the award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke Connection is free and published four times per year. 

Now offered exclusively has a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a desktop digital edition and free apps for smartphones and tablets as well as Kindle Fire - you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. And you can enjoy the same great articles on the Stroke Connection website. 

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In this issue

For each of the articles below you can choose whether to read them in our digital edition or on the Stroke Connection website. 

Tedy's Team Turns 10
After his stroke at 31, Tedy Bruschi, starting linebacker for the New England Patriots, played four more seasons. He also started Ted's Team, volunteers who raise money for stroke research while they train to run the Boston Marathon. 

Digital Edition | Web



The 3 C's of Blood Pressure: Check. Change. Control.
It takes a community to control high blood pressure. Volunteer mentors are trained to work with participants to get it under control. We detail the program and talk with two people who participate. 

Digital Edition | Web



Fishing with One Paw
Survivor Kim Mullens of Narrowsburg, New York, couldn't fish by herself because she couldn't reel in the fish she caught. Instead of getting disappointed, she got inventive and created the One-Der-Reel.

Digital Edition | Web



When Stroke Affects the Thalamus
The thalamus, deep inside the brain, is a busy place that serves as a "relay station" of intra-brain communication. What happens when stroke impacts it? Many different things. 

Digital Edition | Web

Departments

Stroke Notes
Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources. 
 
Readers Room
Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.
 
Everyday Survival
 Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.
 
Life At The Curb
Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie's unique perspectives on stroke survival.
 
Life Is Why
Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!
 
Simple Cooking
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.