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Augusta Health Stroke Program honored by American Heart Association

The Augusta Health Stroke Program has received the Get with the Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award.

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Working up a sweat to benefit stroke research

The Spokes for Strokes event will benefit lifesaving research at the University of Virginia Health System.

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Be Stroke Aware presentation by Augusta Health at the Wayne Theatre on May 16

Augusta Health will lead a presentation on stroke awareness as part of the Wayne Theatre Signature Speaker Series.

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UVA pioneers use of tablets to improve stroke care

The standard neurological screening exam in a stroke evaluation is the National Institutes of Health’s Stroke Scale.

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Local art exhibition seeks to raise stroke awareness

“Strokes of Distinction,” a new art exhibition in Harrisonburg, will display works depicting the artists’ interpretations of conversations with stroke survivors.

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VCU Health System, Sheltering Arms Hospital form joint venture

VCU Health System and Sheltering Arms Hospital have signed an agreement to jointly address the need for stroke and brain injury care.

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Common blood test could predict risk of second stroke

A new discovery about ischemic stroke may allow to doctors to predict patients’ risk of having a second stroke using a commonly performed blood test and their genetic profile.

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Augusta Health Events Calendar – March 2016

2016 calendar for Augusta Health including blood pressure screening, Kid’s Day, Lunch and Learn, screenings, classes and support group information.

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Sweeping review of human genome reveals stroke risk genes

Researchers have completed what is believed to be the most comprehensive review of the human genome to identify genes that predispose people to ischemic stroke.

JMU, Sentara RMH collaborate to help stroke survivors, caregivers

James Madison University, in collaboration with the Sentara RMH Stroke Program and Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, will provide a series of movement workshops to stroke survivors and their partners in early April.


New senior driver’s license renewal law in effect in Virginia on Jan. 1

Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for senior drivers – including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific in-person renewal procedures – go into effect in Virginia, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day.

SMAC competes in Christiansburg and at the Waynesboro Y

The Waynesboro Y year round competitive swim team, SMAC, (Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club) competed at the Hokie Invite in Christiansburg, VA November 14-16 and the SMAC Invitational in Waynesboro November 22-23.

Health officials kick off 100 Congregations for Million Hearts

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity kicked off its 100 Congregations for Million Hearts faith-based campaign.

#8 UVA field hockey falls at #14 Boston College, 5-3

The No. 8 UVA field hockey team (12-6, 4-2 ACC) closed out its regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference slate with a 5-3 loss at No. 14 Boston College (12-5, 3-3 ACC) on Friday (Oct. 24), but will still finish the year as the ACC regular-season co-champions.

#6 UVA field hockey downs Liberty in OT, 3-2

The No. 6 UVA field hockey team (12-4, 4-1 ACC) erased a two-goal deficit to defeat Liberty (9-6, 3-0 NorPac) in overtime, 3-2, on Friday (Oct. 17) at Turf Field.

#3 UVA field hockey upset by Ohio State, 4-3

The No. 3 UVA field hockey team (10-3, 4-0 ACC) had its nine-game win streak snapped with a 4-3 loss in overtime to Ohio State (4-7, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday (Oct. 5).

Busch Gardens Howl-o-Scream opens Friday

Frightful creatures have taken up residence at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg for Howl-O-Scream®.

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EMU field hockey falls at McDaniel, 4-1

Scoring first doesn’t always turn into a win as the EMU field hockey team found out Wednesday. The Royals got the first goal but still found themselves on the short end of a 4-1 decision to McDaniel College.

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Check your health for the next 20 years!

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Augusta Health will host two days of free health screenings for the public. Screenings include cholesterol/blood glucose, stroke assessment, bone density (osteoporosis), Dermascan and blood pressure screenings.

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Bridgewater College field hockey wins in Arkansas

In a game that started on Friday and was finished on Sunday morning due to stormy weather in The Natural State of Arkansas, junior Alenka Ferrufino tallied her first career hat trick as the Bridgewater Eagles field hockey team moved back to .500 on the year with a 4-1 victory over Hendrix.

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Ursinus defeats EMU field hockey

Visiting Ursinus looked every bit as good as their No. 13 national ranking Saturday afternoon, jumping ahead of EMU and holding off the women for a 5-1 decision. The Royals fall to 0-2 after the busy opening weekend at home.

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Augusta Health announces special events to commemorate 20th anniversary

Augusta Health will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September, and a month full of community events has been planned. Events range from free health screenings to educational seminars to a chance to stretch into a new fitness class—yoga!

Waynesboro YMCA welcomes new developmental swim coach

Kendra Hogg first jumped into a YMCA pool at the age of 1. A Rochester, N.Y., native, Hogg began swimming competitively in elementary school and rode the wave all the way to a Division I scholarship at Old Dominion University.

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UVA golfer Denny McCarthy advances to US Amateur semis

UVA men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) won his quarterfinal match at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round of play.

Liberty frosh Logue advances in U.S. Amateur

Incoming Liberty freshman golfer Isaiah Logue completed his run at the 2014 U.S. Amateur today, advancing to the event’s Round of 32 competition.

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UVA golf pair advance in U.S. Amateur

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) and sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) advanced to the match play portion of the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships taking place in Johns Creek, Ga., at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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UVA golfers McCarthy and Bard near top of leaderboard at U.S. Amateur

Virginia senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) is tied for fifth and sophomore Derek Bard (New Hartford, N.Y.) is in 15th place after the opening round of play at the 114th U.S. Amateur Championships taking place in Johns Creek, Ga.

Ed Gillespie: Rick Perry redux?

The moment that Rick Perry’s turn as the Republican Party presidential frontrunner came to an end was excruciating to watch. Well, Ed Gillespie might have just had his own Rick Perry moment.

Health Risk Assessment Grant Awarded

The Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) Foundation has awarded a grant to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC), VPAS, and Sentara RMH Community Health.

Press Conference: UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor talks with the media following his team’s 6-4 loss to Florida State in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championships.

VCU participates in nationwide clinical trial for heart failure patients

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University is studying the safety and effectiveness of a new device for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe heart failure.

Dinner Diva: Keen on collard greens

Collard greens are a wonderful item to add to your veggie rotation. They are versatile, they taste good, and they’re one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat.

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UVa. links gene to stroke risk, finds clues to genetics of many diseases

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a key gene variation linked to an increased risk of stroke.

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Virginia Tech basketball: Close, again, but no cigar

Virginia Tech had the game in its hand. A Miami turnover with 21.9 seconds to go gave the Hokies the ball for the last shot that, if it were to go in, would win the game.

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Randy Forbes: Betting the farm

We do our nation no good when we attempt these broad comprehensive plans at the federal level. Why? Because we bet the farm. Even if reforms are necessary, going all-in when the stakes are high is incredibly risky.

Virginia Organizing hosts media conferences to support Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization, held nine media conferences across the Commonwealth on Friday to support Medicaid expansion in Virginia.

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Using tablets, telemedicine to speed stroke treatment

A University of Virginia Health System team is working with local rescue squads to diagnose stroke patients before they reach the hospital, enabling more patients to receive lifesaving treatment and have a full recovery.


Surviving the holidays: Think before you drink

The holidays are upon us and so are busy roadways full of holiday travelers headed out to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. More than 2.7 million Virginia residents are embarking on their Christmastime road trips and AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the highway during the entire holiday travel period.

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Augusta Health Stroke Program Team certified and recognized

Augusta Health’s Stroke Team, an interdisciplinary group working throughout the hospital to provide quality care for all stroke patients, has been recognized in recent weeks by both The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Chris DeWald: Strokes and friendships

So many items around you when you have your first stroke go astray.  Besides physical inabilities to conquer, you have to face true friendships and future friendships.  What did I just say?  When I had my strokes in May 2006, I discovered that people I thought were my friends distanced themselves from me.  From what […]

$25M grant to help UVa. researchers study strokes

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have received a $25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a 50+-center national clinical trial investigating a promising new treatment that could greatly benefit thousands of acute ischemic stroke patients every year. More than 750,000 people in the United States suffer from […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke and emotional changes

Hello, my friends and also my religious enemies. What a way to start an article besides with friends. Seems I made some religious enemies from my article on melanoma, and my immediate reaction was not favorable. That shall be revealed later, but is relevant to how we as stroke survivors deal with complex emotions. According […]

Chris DeWald: Recurring strokes

It is so good to be back to writing articles. Nothing had happened to me to write about until April of this year. I had not been feeling well for about three months leading to April 2011. My blood pressure was out of control in elevation and also in sudden drops. It was necessary for me […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke deficits – the gifts that keep on giving and giving and giving

Hello, again. I am going to introduce you to another stroke survivor. I feel another voice would be beneficial to survivors and also caregivers. Donna was the first stroke survivor I had met online that was a base of information for survivors and caregivers on strokes. Not from doctors, but from someone who shared your […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke-severe arteriosclerosis, Part II

It has been three weeks since I have been taking an old medication called pentoxifylline. My first article about this subject centered on me and what was happening to my body as a result of this disease. To recall some first concerns as to why I do not go the route of surgery is important. […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke, severe arteriosclerosis, possible assistance

Good day to the readers of my articles. Follow me on another adventure with a possible solution for those with low or no blood flows in the cerebral area. No blood flows or wisps of blood contain little oxygen for the brain to remain active for long periods of time. This is me. I have […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke-cerebral arteriosclerosis-part two

I am wearing down from this diagnosis. I would like to describe what is happening to me through my thoughts. I wrote an article about this disease that is also called hardening of the arteries. It is a diseas that is progressive, and it is keeping pace where I read the symptoms in a book. […]

Chris DeWald: Stroke and cerebral arteriosclerosis

Hello, readers, and the best to all of you. Most of this article is based on my inside look on this disease. Let us break this down. A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood […]

Chris DeWald: Hearing loss with strokes

Hello, readers. I had a wonderful adventure the other day, and I thought I would share it. According to the American Heart Association, stroke can affect people in different ways. It depends on the type of stroke, the area of the brain affected and the extent of the brain injury. Brain injury from a stroke […]

Chris DeWald: Ketones

Column by Chris DeWald Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   I had the wonderful experience of being the research rat for ketones last night. This reminds me of the Keystone Cops with the Keystone Cops being your blood glucose meter. According to http://diabetes.webmd.com/ketones-14241, ketone test checks for ketone in your blood or urine. Ketones are substances […]

Chris DeWald: Dealing with grief

Column by Chris DeWald Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Grief may be triggered by the death of a loved one. People also can experience grief if they have an illness for which there is no cure, or a chronic condition that affects their quality of life. The end of a significant relationship may also cause […]

Chris DeWald: Medications and you

Column by Chris DeWald Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   Welcome to springtime. Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Pollen. Cousins tree pollen and grass pollen are here whether we want it or not. What does this have to do with me and my current medications? Well, here we go, ladies and gents. I shall list my medications […]

RMH recognized for achievement in stroke care

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   RMH has been awarded the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award for its commitment to providing high-quality care for stroke patients.

Chris DeWald: Post-stroke food shopping

Column by Chris DeWald Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   If you are capable of going out, whether it be alone or with a caregiver, get outdoors. Depending on your mental and physical situation, this shall dictate what type of food store is easier for you. By this, I mean you do not “overload,”  get “hemmed” […]