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Neurological Care Newsletter Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Neurological Care Newsletter Thursday, July 30, 2015

National Stroke Awareness Month

What is Stroke?

Stroke, also called brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. View an online article to read more information about this condition. Also, view the video on stroke below:


PinnacleHealth & Stroke

PinnacleHealth is one of only two PA hospitals to be be a Certified Primary Stroke Center and Rehab Hospital.View the stroke services at PinnacleHealth.

Stroke Risk Factors

Evaluating the risk for stroke is based on heredity, natural processes, and lifestyle. Many risk factors for stroke can be changed or managed, while others that relate to hereditary or natural processes cannot be changed. Read about risk factors here.

Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Declines

The rate at which Americans are hospitalized for stroke has fallen, according to new government statistics released Wednesday. Click here to read the full article.

Upcoming Events

May 23   Tea for Mammograms
June 13   Annual Stroke Support Group Picnic
July 11   CPR for Family & Friends

Stroke Stats

Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart, all forms of cancer, and lower respiratory disease.

Almost every 40 seconds in the United States, a person experiences a stroke.

Over four million U.S. adults live today with the effects of a stroke.
Women account for about 6 in 10 stroke deaths.
Each year about 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke in the U.S.

Stroke accounts for about 1 out of every 18 deaths in the U.S.