"Life After Stroke"

"Life After Stroke"

"Life After Stroke" is a new hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing. The show is recorded during an actual stroke support group and features interviews with doctors and therapists, as well as the chance for stroke survivors to be able to share what's on their mind. For more information, just go to www.TheStrokeChannel.TV! The "Life After Stroke" podcast is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults reach their goals in life. If the "Life After Stroke" podcast is helpful to you, please consider becoming part of the foundations "Dream Team" by making a tax deductible donation to the Hang On To The Dream Foundation to assist them in their numerous outreach efforts. Just go to www.HangOnToTheDream.org/donations.

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March 12, 2021 13 min

In this special episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Stephanie Mohl, Vice President of American Stroke Association,  shares information about the upcoming International Stroke Conference, March 17-25.  The ISC has a number of excellent lectures that are open for stroke survivors and their caregivers to take part in absolutely free! 

Topics to be covered during the conference include: 

- "Physically Dis...

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In this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", caregivers share what it's like caring for a loved one who has had a stroke.

"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!

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In this special edition of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with a team of doctors from the US and Canada who, individually, began to notice troubling anomalies in stroke patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to reach out to each other to discuss and compare their alarming concerns.

The guests on this episode are some of the leading doctors in the area of stroke. They are:

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On this special episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with Dr. Mitchell Elkind, vascular neurologist, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and President-Elect of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, on the topic of the COVID-19 virus and how it relates to stroke survivors.

Important questions covered in this episode include:

- Is having had a...

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February 19, 2020 106 min

On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group chat with Jodi Dembicer-Gross, certified speech pathologist, who shares some important information and exercises that can help a stroke survivor regain their ability to speak and read.

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December 24, 2019 71 min

On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group chat during their Christmas Party and talk about everything they have been up to over the past few months. Also, Dr. Darflinger talks about various conditions that may affect someone following a stroke.

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This episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing" features broadcast coverage from the Abilities Expo in the Chicago, IL area and in Houston, TX. During this episode, Christopher chats with:

- Disability attorneys who offer advice on how to handle legal issues and insurance company issues

- An organization helping those with aphasia- Physical Therapists and Recreational Therapists

- an 18 year old stroke survivor who ...

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On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group talk about the guilt that caregivers may feel about not being able to have prevented their loved one's stroke. They also discuss how sometimes people have a 2nd stroke while already being in the hospital for the initial stroke.

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In this very important episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher speaks with Dr. Jason Hinman, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Stroke and Neuro-rehabilitation Divisions at the UCLA Stroke Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- Does stem therapy work in stroke survivors?

- How is stem cell therapy performed in the body?

- Is stem cell therapy safe?

- Are there any par...

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During this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", the group discusses the topic of feeling ashamed to be seen or to speak in public after having had a stroke.

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During this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", the group discusses how they have adjusted to the fact that they had a stroke, and share some of the things that they did to help speed along their recovery.Also, there is a special announcement regarding the caregivers in a stroke survivors life!

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So if you are a stroke survivor, then you may have experienced headaches that are more painful, and more frequent, than you did before your stroke. And since headaches can be a warning sign that another stroke could be happening, how do you know when your post-stroke headache is an emergency vs. when it is not? "How do you know when it's time to go" to the ER to get it checked out?

This week on "Life After Stroke wi...

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April 12, 2019 101 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with Maria Fisk, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, pre and post stroke.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- Which foods are safest for a stroke survivor to eat?

- How many milligrams of salt per serving is safe for a stroke survivor?

- Are ...

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March 27, 2019 48 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with the group about the importance of remaining active and creative, and not giving in (and not giving up) following a stroke.

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March 10, 2019 56 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with David Korse, President & CEO of Abilities Expo, a nationwide trade show dedicated to highlighting products geared for those who may have a physical disability or motor function impairment. Abilities Expo brings exhibitors from around the world all under one roof, allowing visitors to see, up-close, some of the wonderful products that are out...

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February 27, 2019 79 min

On this week's show, we chat with Dr. Annette Swain, a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive difficulties following a stroke.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- Following a stroke, what area of the brain is more prone to cause cognitive difficulties?

- Do all strokes cause some type of cognitive difficulty?

- What type of cognitive difficulties happen the most following a stroke?

- What is actually happening...

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February 18, 2019 90 min

On this week's show, we chat with Kathi Koll, author of the book “Kick Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving”. She is also the president and founder of the Kathi Koll Foundation, which offers support for caregivers. In 2005, Kathi’s husband, Don, suffered a major stroke that left him paralyzed from the neck down and on a respirator. Doctors said he would only live for 24 hours, but he went on to live for another...

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February 9, 2019 92 min

On this week's show, we chat with Dr. Echo Tan, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tan has been in the neurology department at Cedars for over 4 years and is a specialist in movement disorders, and treating spasticity in stroke survivors through the use of botox.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- What is spasticity?

- When does spasticity usually happen following a stro...

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January 30, 2019 65 min

On this week's show, we chat with Megan K. Young, Occupational Therapy Supervisor at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.Ms. Young received her Master’s of Arts in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California in 2010, began her professional OT career in the pediatric setting, but had a desire to work with the adult population in a hospital setting and made the transition in 2013. She has experienc...

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January 19, 2019 67 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Qing Zhang, a Doctor of Medicine in Beijing China, who is now a Neuro-Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- The most common physical deficits following a stroke

- Why is there weakness following a stroke▪How to get stronger following a stroke

- How to strengthen your ...

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