American Heart Association

Native-American activist learns to put self first after stroke

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sheryl Gann spent her life as a grassroots activist, fighting for issues close to Osage tribe community. But after surviving a stroke at age 46, the Native American woman realized she had to learn to let go.

On May 11, 2015, Gann had just gotten to […]

Stroke survivors and caregivers explain the long road to recovery

Survivors and caregivers met with legislators in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to explain the financial costs that can accompany the long road to recovery after stroke and to also offer support for a tax credit that would help families offset the burden.

Studies have shown that family caregivers provide approximately $6.1 […]

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue their own hobbies and interests

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research released on Thursday.

Researchers used several questionnaires to assess well-being after one year among 399 family members caring for a loved one who survived a stroke. The caregivers were mostly women (69 […]

Stroke survivors will benefit from healthcare law on World Stroke Day

This year alone, about 795,000 Americans will have a stroke. The health impact for stroke survivors can be shattering, while the financial impact can add to the difficulties for people who don’t have health insurance.

About 14 percent of stroke survivors are uninsured and more than one-third have been forced […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Walking trumps massage for improving life after stroke

Stroke survivors should consider a regular stroll around their neighborhood instead of routine trips to a masseuse.

A new study shows that stroke survivors who walked three times a week were better off than those who got therapeutic massages. The walkers reported a better quality of life related to their […]