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Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cyteria Knight spent more than a quarter-century caring for others as a social worker. Then a stroke forced her to become the patient.

Knight was visiting her daughter Raquanza Miller in Pineville, North Carolina, on Jan. 17 when she suddenly passed out. Susan Miller, Knight’s partner […]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — If you’re researching the best ways for doctors to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, it’s important for top cardiovascular experts to exhaustively analyze the best available scientific studies.

It’s also important to invite people from outside the scientific system, people who know […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteer adds patient’s perspective to new high blood pressure guidelines

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

Caregiving can come with difficulties, but also great rewards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Caregiving often comes with difficulties and lack of cultural support, even though it can offer the caregiver unexpected joys and possible tighter family bonds, experts say.

“We see a primarily negative view of caregiving in our culture,” explained Dr. Barry Jacobs, a clinical psychologist who has […]

Support Network helps in heart disease, stroke emotional recovery

When Catherine Clinkscales’s son, Cain, was born with severe heart defects, the first place she turned to was the American Heart Association. Four years later, she’s helping the association reach out to other parents who may be facing similar challenges.

“At the time, I had no idea where to turn […]

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Support Network helps in heart disease, stroke emotional recovery

“Cruise for a Cause” makes wedding dream come true after stroke

Will Folk and Holly Harrison’s lives were full and their future was shiny. The two were busily building their careers, setting up a new apartment and planning their wedding.

Those plans did not include stroke.

But it happened. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Harrison collapsed on the bathroom floor at work from […]

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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 […]

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