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Stroke

Stroke
September 21, 2016

Is dad having a stroke? What do I do?

You’re having your usual Sunday afternoon chat with dad, he’s laughing at one of your lame jokes – and suddenly stops. He says something, but you can’t hear what it is. His speech is slurred and his infectious smile is suddenly gone. Is he having a stroke? We hope that you never have to experience this. If you do, though, we want to be sure you’re prepared. What is happening? When someone has a stroke, the blood supply to their brain gets cut off; blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the brain and without these, cells become damaged and die.…
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Stroke
October 29, 2014

Don’t become a statistic: World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day, not that we need a special day to talk about a condition that hits approximately 240 South Africans every day. (more…)
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Stroke
April 6, 2014

Life after a stroke – The road to recovery

Stroke rehabilitation is a vital part of helping you to relearn skills you lost if stroke has affected a part of your brain. (more…)
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