Aids for Stroke Recovery

Aids for Stroke Recovery

Scientists in America are developing breakthrough wearable aids for stroke recovery.  Stretchable sensors aim to speed up the recovery by monitoring the care they receive when they leave the hospital. Patients have wireless sensors stuck on to their skin and the...
Spoon Theory living with chronic fatigue

Spoon Theory living with chronic fatigue

February 22, 2018
I had a discussion on my Eat On Warfarin, Face Book page last week.   A story was mentioned that I had not heard for a while.  It is a simple and brilliant theory which explains what it is like living with sickness and chronic fatigue.  This is The Spoon Theory by...
How to Take A Nap

How to Take A Nap

How many times have you been so tired during the day you wished you could take a Nap?  Do you work through it or do you give in and grab a snooze?  There are many forms of napping.  This article shows that you can learn ways to nap that benefit you and probably...
And Again… BREAKING NEWS… on Statins

And Again… BREAKING NEWS… on Statins

A new report suggests that Statins are not only of little benefit to patients but do more harm than good. The real benefits apparently come from a healthy diet and exercise. If you are on Statins, like I am, reading this article definitely makes me doubt why I am...
Breaking News: Heart Attacks and Strokes are linked to Stress

Breaking News: Heart Attacks and Strokes are linked to Stress

17 January 2017 -   It may seem like stating the obvious that there is a link between stress and heart attack or strokes.  However, the reason for this has remained a mystery - until now! New research, published in The Lancet, suggests a group of scientists have...
Have you been stung by a wasp while on Warfarin?

Have you been stung by a wasp while on Warfarin?

10 August 2016 -   The recent prolonged spell of warm weather and sunshine we have been experiencing in the UK has been wonderful. However, there have been an awful lot of wasps around for the time of year and last week I got stung! This is the first time I have been...
Pioneering new treatment of acute stroke patients

Pioneering new treatment of acute stroke patients

8 September 2016 -   A pioneering new treatment of acute stroke patients is being trialed around the world.  People are being treated with a high tech 'cooling' bodysuit as part of their early stage treatment after suffering a stroke.  The suit is being used alongside...
INR stability unachievable for most patients?

INR stability unachievable for most patients?

17 August 2016 -   Achieving long term INR stability may be harder than we thought. Duke University have carried out a study involving people who have been on warfarin long term.  This suggests that as few as a third of those taking the drug will have continuous INR...
At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

At risk of DVT? – you can still enjoy travel!

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by blood clots forming, normally in the larger veins of the leg. During daily activity, our calf muscles contract as we move around. This helps to keep our blood flowing and works to prevent clots from forming. Regular activity is...
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