Tag - stroke

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center
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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month
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May is Stroke Awareness Month
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As National Stroke Awareness Month Comes to an End, Remember that Knowledge is Power!
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Uncontrollable Risk Factors
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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease
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STARS – Steps Against Recurrent Stroke
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Effects of Stroke: Moving and Sensing Things
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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain
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Medication Adherence

Little Company of Mary Hospital Re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) is proud to announce it has been re-accredited and re-certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission – the independent, not-for-profit organization that reviews healthcare performance standards. After undergoing a vigorous certification process that involved an on-site evaluation and demonstration of compliance with…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Stroke Care nursing team wants to remind community members about the importance of acting FAST when someone is exhibiting stroke signs and symptoms: F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS: Ask the…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

The month of May is “Stroke Awareness” month. Do you know your A, B, C, D, E’s of Preventing a Stroke? Here are some health tips from our Health Education Center: A – • Get screened for Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder which increases your risk of Stroke. • Aim to limit Alcohol: Drinking…

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As National Stroke Awareness Month Comes to an End, Remember that Knowledge is Power!

 Act F.A.S.T  F Facial Drooping: Ask the person to smile or show their teeth. Drooping on one side could mean a stroke A Arm: Ask the person to raise their arms over their head. Weakness on one side may be a stroke S Speech: If the person’s speech suddenly becomes garbled or unintelligible, this could…

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Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Age : A stroke can happen to anyone, but risk of stroke increases with age. After the age of 55, stroke risk doubles for every decade a person is alive. Gender: Women suffer more strokes each year than men, mainly because women live longer than men and stroke occurs more often at older ages.  Annually,…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease (also called carotid artery stenosis) is the narrowing of the carotid arteries, the two main blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Age, unhealthy lifestyle and not effectively managing stroke risk factors such as high cholesterol can lead to carotid artery disease. Plaque, often caused by cholesterol deposits,…

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STARS – Steps Against Recurrent Stroke

Having a stroke means greater risk for another (or recurrent) stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent a recurrent stroke. Here are the facts: •Approximately 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year — about 185,000 of those strokes are recurrent strokes. •At least 1 in 4 (25%-35%) of…

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Effects of Stroke: Moving and Sensing Things

The human brain has different areas that control how the body moves and feels. When a stroke damages a certain part of the brain, that part may not work as well as it did before. This can cause problems walking, speaking, seeing or feeling. After a stroke you may have emotional and physical changes.  Depending…

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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. You use the left side of your brain to move the right side of your body, figure out math and science problems and understand what you read and hear. You may have trouble doing these things if you have a stroke that…

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Medication Adherence

Taking medications as prescribed is vital to managing controllable risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Many people, especially the elderly, are on multiple prescription medications and admit that they forget to take their medications. Some people also admit to not taking their medications exactly as prescribed. Lisa Peters, PharmD., pharmacy…

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