Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi - (Page 18)

How four unlikely stroke victims beat harrowing odds to survive—and thrive Stroke Stories I f there’s one thing the following stroke survivors would tell you, it’s this: A stroke can happen to anyone. Period. A stroke doesn’t discriminate based on age, where you live or whether you’re on your honeymoon (just ask John Kawie). In fact, a new study found that the stroke rate has almost doubled for adults younger than 55, a group that includes these four survivors. That’s why it’s so important to know the warning signs of a stroke, says Emil Matarese, MD, a clinical neurologist and a spokesman for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And the following survivors have made it their mission to spread the word through their stories. BY COLLEEN RINGER 18 SU M M E R 2 013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Help for Your Heart
The Ultimate Backto- School Checklist
Join the Movement
Stroke Stories
5 Steps to Better Bone Health
Gut Instinct
Morgan Freeman
Prostate Playbook
The Main Ingredient
Looking Ahead
Virtual Health
A Place for Peace
Don’t Be So Vein
Reflux Relief
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi