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Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein

Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein

Have you read, Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein?


Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein is an essential book for anyone that has been involved with stroke.


Different Strokes covers many aspects of stroke, including: first signs of stroke, headaches, alternative healing methods, therapy, recovery, exercise, healthcare systems, and drugs and medications. It is an in-depth look at what surviving stroke can mean.


Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein

Different Strokes by Steve Boorstein

Steven Boorstein should know, because at age fifty-three he suffered a stroke after being hit on the ski slopes of Vail. Part-memoir, part-how-to, Steven Boorstein’s book will help you recover from a stroke— whether you were the victim of one, or had to watch a loved one suffer.

This book will inspire anyone who is recovering from a stroke, and provide support for family members.

Steve says, “Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in America, and for the ‘lucky’ stroke victims who don’t die, about half will spend the rest of their lives trying to recover.” Roughly 700,000 American suffer a stroke each year and around 140,000 of them are fatal. Different Strokes is an in-depth look at what surviving, or not surviving, a stroke can mean. And Steven Boorstein should know—at age fifty-two, he suffered a stroke after a hit on the ski slopes of Vail. Part-memoir, part-how-to, Steven Boorstein’s book will help you to recover from a stroke, whether you were the victim of one or had to watch a loved one suffer.

Dividing the book into three distinct sections, Boorstein first focuses on his personal experience with a stroke, how he recovered, and his controversial use of medical marijuana to help resurrect his damaged mind and wracked body. The second part of this book explores how others have dealt with a stroke. Hear first-hand from stroke survivors and their loved ones about what effect a stroke had on their marriage, sex life, careers, relationships (with children, relatives, strangers), and more. The finale of the book covers tools and helpful resources—therapies, therapeutic tools, and exercises; organizations for survivors; and key words—for people who have had a stroke, been diagnosed as being at risk, or for those whose loved ones are at risk or are recovering. This is an essential book for anyone who’s ever had, or been hurt by, a stroke.

About the Author

Steve Boorstein is a stroke survivor, writer and researcher. His passion is stroke-care advocacy and education. He has interviewed many survivors and their caregivers. In his pre-stroke life, Steve hosted a national radio show; appeared on The View; authored four books and produced three DVDs on clothing care. He is currently writing his next book and speaking on behalf of stroke awareness. Married, with two adult sons, Steve lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Dr. Jie Mao received her M.D. from the Junior Honors Medical Program at University of Florida College of Medicine. She performed an internship in General Surgery followed by a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology and a one year fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her specialties include treatment of strokes, abdominal aneurysms, and solid organ cancers. She currently lives with her family in Boulder, Colorado. She can be found at www.sirweb.org.

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