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Glial cells: Journeys to the brain-14

“Neurons Converted from Glial Cells” by National Institutes of Health (NIH) is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Can we create neurons from another cell type? Yes!. The red-colored cells you see in the above image are neurons that were originally mice glial cells. NIH researchers have converted those into neurons using gene therapy. Furthermore, these new neurons, they have demonstrated, can do the lost neurons’ job!. You can read more about this amazing story on the NIH Director’s blog….

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Urgent appeal to improve global stroke care

Global stroke care begs urgent attention, particularly in low-middle income countries. Every year, about 15 million face a stroke event in the world. Of them, about 5 million die while another 5 million become disable permanently. Almost 70 percent of stroke events occur in low-middle income countries. Alarmingly, while the new cases per 100,000 declined by half in high-income countries during the past decade, it doubled in low-middle income countries (Johnson et al., 2016). Globally,…

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Early mobility improves recovery after stroke

Early mobility is critical for better recovery.

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How to improve upper limb weakness

About 85 percent of those who experience a stroke will have some sort of weakness in one or both of their upper limbs. This post discusses recommended methods of improving upper limb weakness. A stroke occurs as a result of an interruption to the blood supply to a part of the brain that controls body movements and sensory inputs from body parts. There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Although some of the…

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Glossary of Terms: Physical fitness and related terms

This glossary covers the terms used in the promotion of physical fitness. it includes the terms, physical activity, exercise, and types of exercises. The proper understanding of these terms and concepts are critically important in improving care for those living with a stroke. Medical clearance All guidelines recommend for anyone living with a stroke should consult a physician and undergo medical screening to decide the suitability of exercises and range of motions. Physical fitness: Physical…

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“Journeys to the brain” series

Journeys to the brain

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Photovoice project

I am inviting all stroke carers to join with this project. The “stroke carers’ photovoice project” requests you to submit your photos using this link: https://www.instagram.com/photovoiceforstrokecarers/. You can use your camera phone – with regard to your carers’ life. It can include photos that depict your emotions, challenges, methods of caring as well as your innovative best practices created by yourselves. So, your contribution is fairly simple: take a quick photo, write something according to…

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Exercise and rehab guidelines/ manuals

Resources Ontario Stroke Network: Post-stroke community-based exercise guidelines Fitness and mobility exercise (FAME) program for stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266302/ FAME program for chronic stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226792/ Manual for basic exercises for stroke: https://www.oatext.com/manual-of-basic-physiotherapeutic-exercises-for-family-and-caregivers-of-stroke-patients.php#gsc.tab=0 Physical activity and exercises recommendations for stroke:https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/STR.0000000000000022 At-home exercises for stroke survivors:https://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Spring-2019/At-home-Exercises-for-Stroke-Survivors/ Canadian best practices guidelines Management of upper extremity following stroke: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/management-of-the-upper-extremity-following-stroke Range of motion exercises for shoulder, arm, and hand: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/range-of-motion-and-spasticity-in-the-shoulder-arm-and-hand If you have more guidelines, manuals, and other resources related to exercises for stroke,…

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Measuring blood pressure by yourself matters

The American Heart Association and the American Medical Association promotes measuring our blood pressure at home.

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Workplace wellness programs

Workplace wellness programs not only detect those at risk of getting a stroke and coronary heart disease but prevent occurrence also. Overall, these interventions promote general well-being. As a general measure, the strategy is one of the cost-effective interventions of health promotion. How? Employees spend most of their time in the workplace throughout the most productive period of their lives. Carrying out wellness programs yield many dividends not only to themselves but employers and society…

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