Tag - stroke

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Knowing Stroke Symptoms Could Save Your Life
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Little Company of Mary Hospital receives Stroke Honor Roll Achievement Award
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
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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

Knowing Stroke Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. More than 795,000 people will have a new or recurrent stroke this year – and more than 130,000 of them will die. In fact, stroke is our nation’s fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability. Yet, many people don’t know…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital receives Stroke Honor Roll Achievement Award

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Primary Stroke Center has been named by Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that LCMH is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in…

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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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