Tag: strokes

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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.

Potential fountain of youth gene helps block heart attacks, stroke

A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults plays a role in preventing the underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes.

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Leading cause of stroke in young going untreated

Ateriovenous malformations, the most common cause of strokes in children and young adults, are sometimes left untreated, but a sweeping new study strongly suggests that is generally a mistake.

UVA to determine best drug to stop potentially deadly seizures

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine are launching a major clinical trial to determine the best medication to save people from potentially deadly prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus.

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.

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EMU Athlete Of The Week: Caleb Schlabach

This week’s EMU Athlete of the week is being award to Caleb Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio/Hiland) for demonstrating his ability to significantly improve every round this fall on the golf course.

#9 UVA field hockey knocks off Rutgers in OT, 4-3

The No. 9 UVA field hockey team (5-2, 1-0 ACC) earned its second overtime victory of the week, defeating Rutgers (4-2, 0-0 Big Ten) by a score of 4-3 on Sunday (Sept. 14).

UVA golfer Denny McCarthy shoots 64, leads US to World Amateur Team title

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) got off to an amazing start during his final round at the World Amateur Team Championships to help the U.S. team win the event and defend its Eisenhower Trophy.

UVA golfer McCarthy helps US team grab lead at World Amateur Team Championship

UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 4-under 67 at the World Amateur Team Championships to help Team USA take the lead after 54 holes of play.

Environments of Brightness: New work by Phil Geiger

The Beverley Street Studio Gallery’s current show, New Work by Virginia artist Phil Geiger, brings a nationally acclaimed artist to Staunton.

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 […]

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 […]

Jim Allsup: Life after a stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time of the year when we reflect on the progress we’ve made in stroke prevention and recovery, and look for ways to continue improving stroke response in the future. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke, which is the third-leading cause of death in the […]


   Column by Chris DeWald Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net How many ways are there to say “ouch”? How many licks to the chewy Tootsie Roll center? How many times I have seen on television commercials for arthritis. People are seen rubbing their hands and either taking an over-the-counter medication or some cream. Then I see […]