Tag Archives: brain

Summer time mishaps and where you should go on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Summer is almost here, and when something happens – heat stroke, sprain or sever sun burn – you can visit one of SMH’s Urgent Care Centers. If you are showing signs of a stroke or heart attack or other serious medical event, one of the two emergency rooms is where you should go.

What’s Inside the Rehabilitation Pavilion on Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

From the Mobility Garden to the state-of-the-art gyms, the new Rehabilitation Pavilion offers services for all types of patients. It has been designed to help patients regain their independence following strokes, brain tumors, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal fractures, amputation, surgery and trauma-related injuries.

What does Heart Failure Mean? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Heart failure is a complex diagnosis. It has several symptoms, and multiple scenarios in which it can show up. Listen to find out more.

Diet, Stress & Social Support on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

As your stress increases, so does your entire body’s systems. Stress management techniques, like meditation & yoga, can help bring calmness. Find out so more tips!

Secondary Strokes and tips to prevent them on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Diet, exercise and knowledge are the best tools to prevent a secondary stroke. Being proactive is where it all starts. Listen in to learn more.

on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Did you know that is you have Atrial fibrillation, the chances of having a stroke increase by 500%?  Find out about stroke education and how to manage the risks.

A first hand recounting of a stroke – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Over 700 strokes happen every year, and getting the patient to a Comprehensive Stroke Center like Sarasota Memorial as quickly as possible, is so important. Listen to Diane’s story – a recent stroke victim.

What is a Stroke? On WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

In the U.S., a person dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. We’ve all heard about strokes and yet many of us don’t really know what they are. Listen to find out about many the risk factors, ailments and symptoms that can lead to a stroke.

Thomas Packer’s story: Stroke & NeuroInterventional Radiology

When Thomas Packer suffered a massive stroke, the effects were debilitating. He was unable to communicate and paralyzed on one side. Fortunately, he lives in Sarasota, Fla., where he was able to access the latest interventions available at Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. In this educational video, NeuroInterventional Radiologist Daniel Case, MD,  discusses advanced treatment options for those affected by even the most challenging strokes. For more information, visit smh.com/stroke.

Reducing the risks of developing dementia – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Most dementia occurs at the end of life, which makes maintaining your brain health throughout your life all the more important. In ways to keep your brain healthy, you might be surprised that exercise is near the top of the list – especially due to vascular health.

What’s normal, what’s not in brain change? – WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Brain changes in 20’s, 30’s & 40’s are typically normal. But there are some incidences that people, of any age, that can indicate a turning point in their memory health. Listen for examples and explanations.

Cognitive Aging on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Dr. Bruce Robinson, Chief of Geriatrics, speaks about memory and our brains as we age. Losing a mind before a life is a great fear shared by many, and Dr. Robinson speaks about the stages.