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Physician Explains How to Live a Healthy Life After Stroke

Payal Fadia, M.D., provides insight in 10-minute radio podcast.

Studies show that having a stroke increases risk for having a second stroke, so doctors emphasize healthy lifestyles for patients in this situation. Diet and exercise play a significant role, as well as controlling risk factors such as high blood pressure.

In this 10-minute Shepherd Center Radio podcast, Payal Fadia, M.D., discusses how to live a healthier life after you've had a stroke. This podcast and others are available at or can be downloaded as an MP3 file from the link above. A transcript of the interview is also available on the Shepherd Center Radio web page.

Dr. Fadia is the medical director of Post-Acute Brain Injury Services at Shepherd Pathways. She joined Shepherd Center as a physiatrist in Shepherd’s Acquired Brain Injury and Neurospecialty units in 2008. Before joining Shepherd Center, Dr. Fadia managed the acute rehabilitation inpatient service at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

Dr. Fadia earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and microbiology from the University of Florida, then went on to medical school at St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.

For more information on stroke rehabilitation at Shepherd Center, click here.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.