Every year, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke—and more than half of survivors develop swallowing difficulties. Left untreated, this serious medical condition called dysphagia can cause malnourishment, dehydration, and...
One in five women in the U.S. will have a stroke in their lifetime, according to the American Stroke Association. That means 55,000 more women than men will suffer a stroke each year. Stroke specialist Jana Wold, MD, explains why women are more likely to experience a stroke and the steps you can take to minimize your risk.
Stroke survivors may have an increased likelihood of another stroke occurring in their lifetime. Luckily for patients and loved ones who have recovered from their first stroke, tried and true strategies have been shown to decrease your chances of recurrence. Stroke specialist Dr. Steven Edgley shares the three biggest things you can do to improve your chances of avoiding a second stroke.
Amy Steinbrech and Dr. Steven Edgley have both survived strokes at a young age. In this podcast, they discuss the recovery process, including the incredible job the brain does of “fixing” itself and the timeline of improvements patients can expect. The also discuss the frustrations many patients face and the importance of a support network, setting goals and self-recognition.
There are some things everyone should know how to do: CPR, first aid, and recognizing the signs of a stroke. Dr. Jennifer Majersik is director of the University of Utah Stroke Center. She says it’s crucial to get to the hospital immediately if you think you or someone else is having a stroke. In this podcast, she tells you how to recognize if you or someone else is having a stroke and what to do if you determine that they are. Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast and learn how to potentially save a life.
If your child plays outdoor sports, it's important to make sure their body doesn't get too warm. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the difference between heat exhaustion verses heat stroke. Learn what heat stroke is, what it does, the symptoms, and what to do if your young athlete appears to have it.
Young people who suffer strokes still have long lives ahead of them, and the goal of rehabilitation is to help recovering patients achieve their full potential. Stroke survivor Amy Steinbrech speaks with Dr. Steven Edgley, director of stroke rehabilitation, about striving to live a full life after such a major setback. Dr. Edgley shares advice and firsthand experience about the immense task returning to a high level of functionality presents. Amy is living proof.
After suffering a stroke, many patients can become limited in their ability to do basic functions like walking and using one’s hands. Physical therapy can help stroke survivors get out of bed and back to life. Dr. Steven Edgley explains how techniques and technology has improved in the past decade to help stroke patients - both new and old - improve their quality of life.