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2023 Spotlight on Women’s Heart and Brain Health

“Heart disease and stroke claimed the lives of 32,271 women in Canada in 2019. That’s one woman’s life every 16 minutes.” Read more in the newly released Heart & Stroke Report: System Failure: Healthcare inequities continue to leave women’s heart and brain health behind.   

Congratulations to Huntsville District Memorial Hospital on becoming a Telestroke Site

Congratulations to Huntsville District Memorial Hospital Site – Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare for becoming a Telestroke Referring site on October 24, 2022. This is Ontario’s 35th Telestroke Referring site. In preparation for their GO LIVE date Huntsville successfully completed a Telestroke mock scenario. Thank-you to Amy Gargal, District Stroke Coordinator; Jenny Pidlubney, Stroke Nurse; and ALL

Fostering Hope After Stroke

HOPE… is an integral part of everyone’s life. We all hope for something … whether it is what we want in the future or in the present. Ultimately, we want things to change for the better. The meaning of hope varies from person to person, but when someone experiences a change in health, such as

Return to Work Post Stroke

Return to work is an important element of community reintegration after a stroke, especially in working age adults. The ability to return to work has financial consequences, and can impact psychological well being, productivity and life satisfaction. Check out the NEW Return to Vocations Post Stroke Toolkit for Providers developed collaboratively by the West GTA

Unique Issues for Young Stroke Survivors

Stroke can happen at any age … but what does that mean for someone who is going to school, working full-time, raising a family, and may be a caregiver for elderly parents? So many questions come to mind. Why did it happen to me? How do I make sure it doesn’t happen again? Will I

Women & Stroke

Anyone can have a stroke, however women can experience greater impact. Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) (2022) report that one-third more women die of stroke than men in Canada. Women with hypertension, obesity and diabetes are at greater risk for having a stroke than men with the same medical issues (Sherman, 2022). Are you aware

June is Stroke Awareness Month – Access to Endovascular Therapy

The Central East Stroke Network (CESN) is working with non-tPA hospitals in the region to implement processes that support access to Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) consultation services for patients presenting within 4-24 hours of stroke symptom onset. A 4-24hr EVT Toolkit was created that includes resources & training materials to support the rollout of this initiative.

The Rise of Stroke in Young Adults – Your Complex Brain Podcasts

Listen to Krembil Brain Institute’s newest podcast “The Rise of Stroke in Young Adults,” a part of the Your Complex Brain Series.  Dr. Pikula, Vascular Neurologist &  Tim Stewart, Nurse Practitioner at UHN/TWH, and two individuals with lived experience share thoughts about the unique challenges experienced by young adults following stroke. Stroke prevalence is on

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