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In this issue: A Brief Video Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body (best one I've found so far providing a short summary of the impact on all body systems). Also what you should know about blood pressure and keeping it in check while we are all under pressure together from COVID fatigue and stress.

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In this short video Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president, and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain.
"We thought we were originally dealing with a lung disease"
Read more about this at Know-Stroke Original Blog Post
COVID-19 Fatigue and Stress is Placing Us All 
Under Pressure
The gauge on your car’s dashboard may tell you if your car’s tire pressure is off, but the human body has no way of alerting us when blood pressure is on the rise.  Oftentimes, there are subtle warning signs that we dismiss which can lead to a stroke.  This is why health authorities refer to having high blood pressure as the “silent killer”. If you missed this post, here's what you should do!

Bottom Line: Stroke prevention begins with knowing your blood pressure and keeping your other body systems tuned up as well.  What matters for stroke prevention is that you don’t ignore regular routine maintenance.

Did you miss our last blog post at EnableUs?
No worries, we know you didn't mean to! Here it is "What Can OT Do For You?"

Finally, worth reposting if you missed it....There was an update on our EnableUs blog about the importance of knowing the stroke warning signs and early stroke education.  Please make time know stroke and share this issue!

The post was in response to new data from the American Heart/Stroke Association’s  Stroke Journal Report  (released October 26th) which revealed nearly one in three young adults in the US still do not know common stroke symptoms. 
We Have Work to Do!!
Read more:

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https://www.enable4us.com/post/young-bright-minds-need-early-stroke-education

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