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Stroke Care at Advocate Health | Article Index

There are 13 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE - WHO WE ARE IN MINISTRY by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: By the grace of God, for the past 23 years, Advocate Health Care has been meeting the health needs of our community. Founded on the faith based and values driven histories of two of the...

  2. MEET THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL STROKE COORDINATOR by Katy Hendrickson, BSN, RN, SCRN

    Summary: My name is Katy Hendrickson, and I am the stroke coordinator here at Advocate Good Shepherd. I have worked at Good Shepherd for the last 3 years on the stroke unit, and began the role of...

  3. NEW BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES by Katy Hendrickson, BSN, RN, SCRN

    Summary: According to the American Heart Association, hypertension is now defined as any blood pressure above 130/80. Previously, the hypertension “standard” was blood pressure greater than...

  4. GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL'S STROKE SUPPORT GROUP by Katy Hendrickson, BSN, RN, SCRN

    Summary: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital sponsors a stroke support group for stroke survivors, their family members, and caregivers. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Continuous therapy and...

  5. ACTIVASE FAQS by Katy Hendrickson, BSN, RN, SCRN

    Summary: Activase (Alteplase) or tPA and Stroke FAQsWhat is tPA?It is a thrombotic drug recommended as the standard of care in ischemic stroke. It works by breaking up the clot in the brain,...

  6. STROKE CAMP INFORMATION by Teri and Larry Bobko

    Summary: A stroke is a life changing event for the survivor and family members. In an instant, an independent person is forced to accept new limitations and deficits that were not foreseen.  Larry...

  7. WHAT’S IT LIKE RECOVERING FROM A STROKE? by Jamie Bonnema

    Summary: It was August 2015. Bob Chesna suddenly experienced an ischemic stroke, caused by a large blood clot blocking his middle cerebral artery.“I just remember that I kept trying to get up and...

  8. A PROMISING TOOL IN STROKE RECOVERY by health enews Staff

    Summary: Each year, more than 795,000 people have a stroke. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40...

  9. STROKES ON THE RISE AMONG YOUNGER PEOPLE – DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS? by Eric Alvin

    Summary: At age 34, Katie May was a successful businesswoman and model. Her massive social media presence led her to be dubbed the “Queen of Snapchat.” She was young, fit, healthy and...

  10. 9 OUT OF 10 STROKES ARE PREVENTABLE by Kate Eller

    Summary: Are strokes largely preventable? One study found that there are 10 modifiable risk factors responsible for nine out of every 10 strokes around the world.The study, called INTERSTROKE and...

  11. HOW SHINGLES CAN INCREASE RISK FOR HEART ATTACK, STROKE by Nate Llewellyn

    Summary: Having shingles, especially when you are younger, may increase your risk of having a stroke or heart attack later in life, according to a newly published study.People in the study who...

  12. BEING BILINGUAL MAY HELP STROKE PATIENTS by Holly Brenza

    Summary: Being bilingual may prove beneficial to your health, according to a new study.Patients who are bilingual were two times more likely to have normal cognitive functions following a...

  13. CAN JOB STRESS INCREASE YOUR STROKE RISK? by Lynn Hutley

    Summary: Individuals in jobs that are categorized as high stress have a 22 percent higher risk of stroke than those with low stress jobs, according to a recent analysis of studies on the...