The National Stroke Association along with Bristol-Meyers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceuticals sponsors the STARS program, which is designed to inform stoke patients how to reduce their risk for recurrent stroke.

There are 5 things to do. How many of them include at least some component of CAM?

I count 4.

  • Stop smoking
  • Keep blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes under control
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Increase physical activity

One more thing…

  • If you have an irregular heartbeat, a condition called atrial fibrillation, work with your doctor to control it.

More information about the STARS program is here.

6/2/08 18:01 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.