Tag Archives: Stroke

What are blood thinners and what do they do on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Blood thinners – or anticoagulants – are medications that help keep blood flowing properly for people who’ve had strokes or blood clotting issues . SMH has 7 conveniently located anticoagulation clinics to help patients manage these medications.

What is heat stroke and how to avoid it on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

During the summer, people tend to spend many more hours outside. Sweating will not only removes water from your body, it also removes electrolytes. Keeping hydrated will help you avoid heat exhaustion and the more severe heat stroke. What types of liquids should you drink? Listen in!

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.

Using interactive experiences in the Pavilion to assist in rehabilitation on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

From a hydraulic car for mobility training to a full furnished condo which helps people regain functionality their home – the Rehabilitation Pavilion has it all. Oh… and a full size grocery store!

The Ekso Skeleton – Available to Help Patients Recover at the Rehabilitation Pavilion on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

The clinical care offered in the Rehabilitation Pavilion is truly out of this world. Not only does that apply to the team of people, but also to the technology. Task-driven tools like the Ekso Skeleton and the Vector Track are truly state-of-the-art.

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.

SMH’s New Rehabilitation Pavilion is Open! On Health Check with Heidi Godman on WSRQ

Opening the new 74,000 sq. ft. facility will make a difference not only for families visiting patients, but also help with the transition to home life. Private rooms, bathrooms and couches for families are just some of the new amenities.

Can you prevent a stroke? Or heart failure? WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Doctors are experts at spotting the potential for a stroke or heart failure. But there are some things that we can do on our own that can help prevent these major health events from happening. Listen in!

Preventing blood clots on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Many patients suffer from irregular beats, which in turn can make the blood prone to clot. This can lead to a stroke. Blood thinners are usually prescribed, and that’s where SMH Anticoagulation Clinics come in. Listen in to find more.

Staying out of the hospital on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

Are you currently on blood thinners? Have you had a heart attack? Do you have another cardiovascular condition? Listen in to find out ways to avoid having to make a return trip to the hospital.

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!

The Ornish Diet is part of the solution to reverse heart disease on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

While strict in nature, the diet in the Ornish program is designed to reverse heart disease. Also, it positively affects the chances of developing cancer, depression and other health related issues.

Fundamental Health Changes with the Ornish Reversal Program on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

After 5 heart attacks, Larry was added to a group of people going through the Ornish program. Larry has completely changed his lifestyle for the better.  It would have never happened without the Ornish Program.

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.

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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.

Stroke Alert – Every Second Counts

If you think you or a loved one may be having a stroke, call 911 IMMEDIATELY and ask them to take you to the nearest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Offering services beyond the scope of primary stroke centers, only Comprehensive Stroke Centers can offer the wider range of specialists and more advanced treatment options needed when standard therapies are not enough.

Advances in Stroke Treatment – Part 2 of 2 on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

The technique of opening the artery in a blood clot (ischemic)  in the brain turned is showing extremely positive results  – since this past January. By inserting a small catheter into a vein, Dr. Case of Sarasota Memorial Hospital can remove the clot from the brain in certain cases.

Telemedicine & SMH’s Comprehensive Stroke Center – Part 4 of 4 – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

In an effort to help people who have had a stroke, Sarasota Memorial launched a telemedicine program where the patients can use their connected devices to make treatment more efficient.

Joe tells his amazing stroke story – SMH’s Comprehensive Stroke Center – Part 3 of 4 – on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman

In early January, Joe Quortani felt something odd. Two days later, he felt compelled to head to Sarasota Memorial’s Emergency Room. He had a stroke, which amazingly resolved itself. Three days later, however, the full effects of the stroke hit. Listen to the engaging story.