One night, at the Reed household in Williamstown, a scary series of events started to unfold. John Reed stood up for dinner, got dizzy and fell – striking his head on the tile floor. “I realized right away that he wasn’t responding, so I called 911,” remembers his wife, Phyllis, who happens to be a
Yes! The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by taking these steps: Control your blood pressure Stop smoking Exercise Manage atrial fibrillation With uncontrolled high blood pressure to blame for more than half of all strokes, it leads the list of risk factors that can be controlled. Knowledge
Many times you hear people use Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but they are not the same. Dementia is a description of a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Many diseases or conditions can cause dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common — with 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases due to Alzheimer’s.
The next step in minimally invasive spinal (lumbar) fusion is now available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Mazor X technology is making it easier for surgeons to be more precise and efficient during spinal fusion surgery, meaning you are less likely to need spinal revision surgery. St. Elizabeth is the first in the region – and
According to the National Stroke Association, more women die from stroke than men. In fact, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in women (compared to being the fifth leading cause of death in men). Surprised? Remember, women generally live longer than men, so they are more likely to live alone when a stroke
Angelina Jolie recently opened up to Vanity Fair about her latest health issues: high blood pressure and Bell’s palsy. Jolie has always been open with her health and the decisions she’s made to protect herself from breast cancer. Breast cancer and high blood pressure are household names. But many fans are wondering – what is