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  • Dancing with Kim Zolciak-Biermann
    Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s dream of being on Dancing with the Stars was sidelined when this mother of six discovered she had a hole in her heart.

  • Kim's Tips
    1. TAKE AN ASPIRIN. “I’m not a doctor, but I recommend everyone take an aspirin. It saved my life.” 2. WALK WHEN YOU FLY. “People think flying is nothing. You have to get up and walk around. I wear...

  • Understanding Anticoagulation Therapy
    The National Stroke Association has created Anticoagulation Therapy—What You Need to Know, a program to inform patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (Afib).

  • Stefanie’s Comeback Trail
    The thought that she was having a stroke never crossed Stefanie Cohen’s mind. Now she's on the Comeback Trail raising funds for the National Stroke Association.

  • Onward from Rio: Billy Lister’s Paralympian Journey
    Stroke survivor and cycling champion Billy Lister credits the National Stroke Association's support for his success.

  • By the Numbers: Young People and Stroke
    The risk factors for stroke are the same in younger people as they are for the elderly: high blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol issues, smoking, and diabetes.

  • Understanding Stroke in Young People
    People are starting to recognize that stroke can affect people who are young so when they have symptoms, they or their loved ones encourage them to get to the hospital.

  • The Drive to Drive
    Driving after a stroke can be daunting, but there are modifications that can be made to a car to get you back behind the wheel.

  • Technology and Stroke
    Here are examples of questions to ask your healthcare provider when inquiring about using technology during stroke recovery.

  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Stroke
    Discussing stroke can be scary for anyone, but especially so for children. Let these tips guide the conversation.

  • Brain Food: Stroke Smart Puzzle Answers
    Solutions to the puzzles in StrokeSmart's February 2017issue.