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Stroke Awareness Month

Gains in technology, along with a team approach greatly benefit stroke patients

Wed, May 25, 2016 - 12:39 PM 0

Medical guidelines for hospitals regarding the treatment of stroke patients have progressed to a point that is improving the ultimate outcome...

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Mini-stroke doesn’t mean mini- problem

Thu, Jul 7, 2016 - 11:36 AM 0

Because of complications from high blood pressure, Mary Guinn was already in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Thomas More Hospital in...

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When it comes to stroke, healthy eating matters

- 0 - Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Healthy food habits are a crucial part of ongoing health for recovering stroke patients as well as those at risk for a stroke. Proper adjustments to diet and nutrition can play an effective role in the prevention of stroke, and provide a fundamental...

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While challenging, stroke doesn’t mean the end of hope
By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

After a patient has suffered a stroke, a major concern for doctors is when to let them start driving again. . Stroke survivors want to get back to...

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A fast-thinking stranger makes a life-saving decision
By: - 0 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Walking his dogs through Dublin Park is a daily morning routine for Norman Heimer. During a typical morning walk in March 2015, he felt a tingling in...

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Gains in technology, along with a team approach greatly benefit stroke patients
By: - 0 Tue, May 31, 2016

Medical guidelines for hospitals regarding the treatment of stroke patients have progressed to a point that is improving the ultimate outcome for...

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Prevention is the best medicine for stroke
By: - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

While 87 percent of strokes are ischemic strokes, caused by a blocked artery resulting in a lack of blood flow to the brain, an equally critical type...

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Minutes matter when it comes to stroke
By: - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

On the Sunday following Thanksgiving 2011, Susan Huff was talking with a neighbor who became alarmed at noticing Huff’s face drooping while also...

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Stroke survivor credits outpatient rehabilitation for getting back to life
By: - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

“Thank God for the rehabilitation program at Penrose-St. Francis,” stroke survivor Keith Guibert said.  “I am walking and getting around pretty...

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Outpatient stroke rehab gets patients back to daily living and independence
By: - 0 Mon, May 16, 2016

As one of the leading causes of long-term adult disability, workable solutions for stroke survivors and their families are a critical tool in the...

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Stories to celebrate survivors, honor physicians, raise health awareness

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Stroke is the No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S., but this month we’re fighting back. Throughout the National Stroke Awareness Month of...