Suicidal Ideation Higher Among Stroke Survivors

Suicidal Ideation Higher Among Stroke Survivors than Among Those with History of Cancer The global burden of stroke Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly six million die and another five million are left permanently disabled. Stroke is the second leading cause of disability, after dementia. Disability may include loss of vision and / or speech, paralysis and confusion. Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the … [Read more...]

Being “stroke smart” also means being heart smart

"Listen to your bodies, argue with your doctors, stand up for yourself, and most of all, take care of your health. It is easy to lose, and so very difficult to get back." -- stroke survivor Linda I. Sign the Charter to Prevent Stroke with One Click Limbs that won't budge, the corner of the mouth sagging, one eye shut. We all know what the aftermath of a stroke looks like. But do we all understand what many of our Care2 members learned the hard way: preventable stroke can happen to anyone? … [Read more...]

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