May is National Stroke Awareness Month, University Hospitals is offering free stroke screenings for area residents. CLICK HERE to find a screening location near you.
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes, but few people know the signs. Use of the acronym BE FAST to help remember the signs of stroke, and actions to take if someone near you is experiencing them. Use B.E. F.A.S.T. […]
Are you at risk for having a stroke? Did you know 80% of strokes are preventable. Learn facts about stroke and how to prevent one from happening. | Listen to a free webinar to learn more. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and leading cause of serious long-term disability. […]
Dr. Greg Hall joins WZAK’s Access Cleveland to discuss the causes and risks associated with hypertension. Also known as the “silent killer”, hypertension affects nearly 50% of African American’s. This insightful discussion lays out preventative measures including diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and even medication.
Dr. Natalie Woods from University Hospital joins WZAK’s Access Cleveland to discuss the new RISE program. University Hospitals has developed a new approach to caring for mothers and children who suffer from substance use or substance exposure called RISE. RISE provides a continuum of services for pregnant mothers and their children from pregnancy to post-partem.
Whether it is caused by a lack of generational wealth, less education, community, trust or oppresion, African-Americans are at a disadvantage when it comes to their own health. Data proves it. What does it mean to take a patient-centered approach to clinical car for African-Americans? Primary care physicians, Gregory Hall, MD, provides an eye opening […]
Send your child down a heart-healthy path. Ask the pediatrician to measure your child’s blood pressure every year, starting at age 3. And to prevent current and future health issues, help your child take on these three big hypertension risk factors. Blood pressure risk: Your kid spends more time in front of the TV than […]
High blood pressure is very common, with recent statistics showing that nearly half of adults in the U.S. are affected. The good news is that it’s also very treatable. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when there is resistance to the flow of blood from the heart to the rest of the body, putting excessive […]