Stroke Connection Winter 2018 Issue

 

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As with so many things involving the human brain, memory is complicated. There’s long-term memory and short-term; there’s skill memory, language-based memory and visuospatial memory. But the overarching issues of memory are storage and retrieval, and each can be affected by stroke. 

After an elective surgery, Sharon Wilson had some worrisome symptoms. Problems with her vision, dizziness and eventually, leg pains. Despite the problems, she went to work, where coworkers encouraged her to get to the hospital. Thank goodness, she did. 

Many survivors have special dietary needs, making meal planning essential. And survivors often deal with fatigue, so preparing and freezing meals in advance is a great option. Here are some important “tips of the trade.” 

Stroke Connection is the American Heart Association’s award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of heart patients and their families. This digital-only magazine is free and published four times per year. Connect and share our stories of survival and tips for living a healthier, longer life.

Check out the 2018 issue here! 

 

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If you are on military leave for 31 days or less, you and your family will continue to receive health care coverage for up to 31 days. Coverage continues until the end of the month, after the month in which you are deployed.

If you are on military leave for more than 31 days, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows you to continue medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family at your own expense for up to 36 months. This continu­ation right is similar to COBRA. Your dependent(s) may also be eligible for health care coverage under TRICARE, the military health plan. For more information on your benefits if you go on military leave, visit the "If You Enter Military Service" on the Life Events page.

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