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Subway is also a proud partner of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move™ national movement to make our kids healthier. Smart Move teaming up with Subway and Let’s Move but who’s really winning here??
Here’s a copy of the White House announcement and more on the menu items at Subway-“Eat Fresh”- and you might be surprised at what is being promoted as Let’s Move approved
via My-Nutrition-Coach.com Let’s Move™!-Moving towards a healthier nation? Really??.
TCD is Superior to TEE for Detection of PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale)
AHAScience News-International Stroke Conference 2014-San Diego
Ralph Sacco, MD, FAHA, past-president of the American Heart Association, interviews David Spence, MD, primary investigator of the trial, “Transcranial Doppler Is Superior to Transesophageal Echocardiography in Detection of Patent Foramen Ovale,” which he presented at ISC 2014 in San Diego.
TCD and PFO Study Summary:
The researchers conducted a study to compare the performance of transcranial Doppler (TCD) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), the standard method for diagnosing a right-left shunt such as PFO. They hypothesized that transcranial Doppler saline studies would be more sensitive, in part because sedation for TEE could prevent an adequate Valsalva maneuver.
Article by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org
What type of “D” will be best for Kris Letang following his stroke ?
Kris Letang’s recent stroke and press surrounding what may have contributed to it (doctors found a small PFO) are certainly making waves again about PFO closure. Will he be able to play professional hockey again? It is certainly too early to tell. Some reports have even started to circulate in the sports media that Kris has undergone PFO closure but nothing has been confirmed. In the short term, Kris will now have to play another type of “D“, and it will be not guarding the blue line on the ice, rather it will be a decision on what type of defense he wants to take against further stroke. If in fact he has already opted to have PFO closure, the reports from the Penguins medical staff that Kris will “miss six weeks” while he is on blood thinners don’t convince experts either way of what type of defense Kris has chosen. The reason is that the usual course of post-op precautions following PFO closure would have Kris continue to take a blood thinner of some type for an average of that time frame, six weeks, before reducing the need for thinning to a daily low dose (perhaps aspirin) later on. The reports therefore aren’t conclusive to this point for medical management over a more permanent and hockey friendly option, PFO closure.
Is PFO Closure Dead?
If Kris Letang can still choose this procedure to get back to what he loves to do, then PFO closure still remains an acceptable, although controversial option. If you remember, former New England Patriots’ linebacker Tedy Bruschi also chose PFO closure as his best defense to get back on the football field and return to the NFL following his stroke.
Coumadin and Hockey Skates don’t mix
If Kris Letang decides to play hockey again, he and the medical staff with the Pittsburgh Penguins will have to make difficult decisions. Again, Letang can elect to have the hole in his heart closed, or he can return to play after he is taken off of blood-thinners (?coumadin). The blood-thinners will not correct his congenital heart defect (PFO) , but they can reduce the risk of more blood clots possibly passing through the PFO which can cause a stroke. Because coumadin and hockey skates aren’t generally the best of friends, the line of thought is Letang must have some sort of PFO procedure. Letang’s doctors must weigh the risks after Kris comes off blood thinners to be certain it is safe to return to the ice. I made the same decision for PFO closure as my best defense against additional strokes almost seven years ago for the reasons I referenced in this article.
David Dansereau -Know-Stroke.org
Be sure to visit my new updated video resource for PFO / Stroke / Brain Health at know-pfo.org
PFO Links mentioned in this article:
I took my boys to the 10 am show yesterday to see the Lego Movie. We arrived early as my boys insisted they would need to get there well in advance to have any chance of getting “good seats”. As kids and parents filed in I was horrified at what they were carrying in for the show! Here’s what I discovered…read more
The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Rhode Island (URI) on November 14, 2013. This new partnership will help boost the brain power of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) at URI which gathers researchers and educators from a wide range of disciplines—faculty who work to pose and answer key questions about nervous system development, neural function, injuries of the nervous system, mental health, and disease processes.
Read my full article on this post here: Brain Power Boost
I Gave you the Right Keys. Don’t tell me you are still putting in the wrong fuel!
by David Dansereau,MSPT
reprint from my ezine PTCHealth-E-News
Would you put low-octane fuel in a high-performance race car? Would you feed cat food to a dog? Of course not! But, it illustrates a point.
Without the right fuel in your body, you’ll never experience optimal performance or gain permanent control over your body–weight or body-fat — regardless of your fitness goals. Every day millions of Americans are simply guessing, and fumbling with the wrong keys. As a result the nation’s growing nutrition debt will eventually drown our society. Forget about Obamacare helping, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is simply a failed plan for more sickcare without real health education incentives as you’ll find out by reading the included links below.
The real keys to firing up an engine of health are in education and providing the motivation to make change happen.-DP Dansereau, MSPT
In case you do not get my free monthly ezine, I’ve included the latest links to several recent articles on these related topics for your further reading:
Why Obamacare is Sickcare
Our Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic (Nutrition Debt)
Healthy School Community Corporate Sponsors can Help Kids Know Nutrition
We Can Not Fix This Through Diets! The History of Diets shows us that 300+ Years of failed trying has only made the problem worse
So what about those Keys???
My Online Weight Management Course, WMU101 is the most sophisticated and effective weight-management program in the world, kidding aside. If you have been taking the course, I know you’ll agree!
To prove it, as an introduction to promote my course, I had extended it to you — FREE!!! That was like I was giving you an initial $100 health gift card FREE!!! In reality, if you had decided to enroll before the WMU open enrollment deadline I was also extending the course free for a second year along with several unadvertised bonus downloads within the course. The bottom line on these keys: the actual gift value to you was worth over $300! Remember, “I told you so”, and if you didn’t take action before you can still get the course and the bonuses until Monday Jan 7th at a discount, then they disappear in the price returns to the regular course fee of $97. Here’s the course link wmu-101.com
After all, the best program is the one designed for you, personally, as you can learn in the course.
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I believe there is an athlete inside us all and I believe in enabling all individuals to do the things they never thought possible. I believe education and understanding your condition are VITAL to your empowerment. I believe in treating the cause of a problem- rather than just the symptoms you might feel. And I believe that nothing should stand in the way of accomplishing ANY goal you have, including your own marathon if you desire.
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