Posts Tagged ‘stroke’
A stroke left a 58 year old man unable to walk or talk, until a doctor performed a brain-saving procedure. As Diana Gonzalez reports it’s all thanks to a new device.
A new program offer through St. Joseph’s Health Care is helping people with disabilities get in the swim of things, literally. It’s designed to benefit people with conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, Osteoarthitis and Stroke by introducing them to aquatic exercise.
A UWO researcher is adding to the debate over vitamin therapy and stroke. In an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Doctor David Spence says there’s still a role for the treatment, despite studies that found no benefits in using vitamin B-12 to reduce a certain stroke risk factor levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Spence is the author of How to Prevent Your Stroke. His article in JAMA takes issue with the amount of vitamin B-12 that was used in the studies, and it contends the role of B-12 in relation to kidney failure was overlooked.
For many people a stroke can impair the function of limbs making even simple tasks next to impossible. Now a unique clinical trial is helping these patients get back what they’ve lost.