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OPB News: Telemedicine Helps Stroke Patients At A Distance

August 14, 2014
Providence Telestroke Network is able to treat stroke patients quickly – minimizing damage to the brain and allowing for quicker recovery.

Providence Stroke Center meets the highest standards in care

June 13, 2014

Stroke patients treated at Providence Stroke Center receive some of the best care in the nation. Providence has made the 2012 Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

Providence St. Vincent recognized for outstanding stroke care

June 13, 2014

Stroke patients who are treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care on the nation.

Providence experts offer tips for stroke awareness month

April 17, 2014

Every 40 seconds, somewhere in America, someone has a stroke. It is a leading cause of death in the U.S. – claiming more than 130,000 lives every year.

How We Care: Streaks raise stroke awareness

May 15, 2013

Mike Donahue introduces us to some people who explain how to act FAST with style in a “How We Care” story on stroke prevention.

Stroke survivor to run half marathon

May 08, 2013

25-year-old Providence Medford nurse Rocio Mendoza will run a half marathon just eight months after suffering a stroke.

A little sunshine can help lower your risk of stroke

May 03, 2013

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke. Now, a new study suggests that vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – can help lower blood pressure. For people living in the Northwest where getting enough vitamin D from the sun is a problem, this is important news for reducing your stroke risk.

New Stroke Prevention Tips

May 01, 2013

May is American Stroke Month. Your first line of defense against stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise and don’t smoke. Now, new studies show there are additional – and relatively simple – things you can do to reduce your risk.

Anybody can be a stroke hero

April 30, 2013

Learn the warning signs of stroke and call 911 FAST.

Providence supports patients through palliative care

April 26, 2013

Providence is committed to palliative care and addressing the needs patients in the Columbia Gorge. Thanks to a two-year, $170,000 grant from the Cambia Foundation, Providence can now care for more patients through the development of a comprehensive palliative care program.

From garbled text messages to slurred speech, green tea to vitamin D - Providence experts talk stroke signs and prevention

April 24, 2013

Would you know if your co-worker or loved one was having a stroke? Recognizing the signs is important and could save a life. On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds, and someone dies from one every four minutes.

U.S. Grant expands Providence Telestroke Network to eastern Washington

October 22, 2012

Providence Health & Services has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand telestroke services in the Pacific Northwest.

Providence Telestroke Network Honored For Saving Lives

July 12, 2012

Providence Telestroke Network has earned the 2012 Quality Improvement Initiatives Award, one of the top honors given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Vince the Robot Helps Stroke Patients in Medford

May 18, 2012

Watch a video showing the new robot providing patients at Providence Medford Medical Center with 24/7 stroke care.

Is it stroke or something else?

May 17, 2012

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and in Oregon, but most people don’t know how to recognize the signs

Stroke rehabilitation made more enjoyable

May 14, 2012

Recovering from stroke can be a grueling process, but state-of-the-art technology – and some unexpected tools – can help people recover mobility.

Stroke in Young People

May 10, 2012

A stroke really can happen to anyone. A young man with a hemorrhagic stroke is back at school and doing well due to fast action.

Robot helping diagnose stroke faster

May 03, 2012

With the help of a robot, doctors can diagnose strokes faster to save lives and reduce disability. Listen now to this KXL In Depth interview.

Woman Uses Stroke Experience to Educate Others

May 02, 2012

When Martha Hoskins planned her lunch with Joan Chapman, she had no idea that a robot would help save her life.

How FAST action saved his life

May 01, 2012

Watch the AM Northwest segment with a couple who beat stroke with FAST action and a telestroke consult at Providence Newberg Medical Center.

Portland TV news anchors unite against stroke

April 25, 2012

KATU, KOIN, KGW and KPTV have partnered with Providence Stroke Center to share this message about stroke warning signs.

eNeuro: Rethinking the cause of back pain

March 26, 2012

Read about this and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute's spring clinical newsletter.

Acute Rehab Outcomes Report - Outstanding Results

March 22, 2012

The 2011 Providence Medford Medical Center Rehabilitation Outcomes Report shows Providence in the top quarter of rehabilitation programs in the country. Of note, more of our patients return to their homes than national benchmarks. What does that mean to you? It means, patients return home with greater independence and peace of mind. Providence Medford Medical Center - the only accredited primary stroke center of excellence by the Joint Commission, and a nationally recognized inpatient rehabilitation center by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Newberg man considers his a stroke of luck

January 11, 2012

How a wife's fast action and Providence Telestroke Network led to lifesaving stroke treatment.

Oregon telestroke gains recognition

January 06, 2012

The success of Providence Telestroke Network will be the subject of an oral presentation at the 17th annual international meeting of the American Telemedicine Association in April.

Saving lives with telestroke

November 15, 2011

Providence Stroke Center Medical Director Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., explains how our telestroke program is expanding care across the region.

Neurologists join Providence

October 01, 2011

Expanding our services to meet the community's needs.

Dr. Ted Lowenkopf explains Foreign Accent Syndrome

May 26, 2011

Have you ever imagined waking up to a different voice? This is what happened to a native Oregonian woman who awoke from dental surgery to a brand new British-like accent.

Providence Telestroke Network expands into Washington state

May 25, 2011

Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco, Washington has joined the Providence Telestroke Network. We can now help provide the community with real-time stroke expertise.

Telestroke speeds stroke care

May 25, 2011

To survive stroke and limit disability, every second counts. For communities without a stroke specialist on hand, now a Telestroke robot is helping save the lives of some stroke patients.

Wii rehabilitation therapy

May 25, 2011

Rehabilitation experts at Providence are turning to a unique technique to treat patients, Nintendo Wii. See how the Wii can help people recover their mobility.

Seaside’s robot now delivers care in the ICU, from Alaska

May 25, 2011

Residents in rural communities can now take advantage of more modern health care treatments without having to travel to larger cities.

Stroke is not only an old person's disease

May 25, 2011

Recent studies have shown a rise in strokes among people younger than 40. It is important that everyone knows the risk factors and warning signs of stroke.

New way to treat stroke

May 20, 2011

Providence neurologists are testing a promising new procedure that could potentially change the way bleeding strokes are treated.

Providence Experts Offer Tips for Stroke Awareness Month

April 22, 2011

While Providence expands its Telestroke Network to treat stroke patients quickly, prevention still is the best medicine.

Work to reduce stroke mortality bears results

March 10, 2011

Oregon’s stroke death rate has fallen from the fifth highest in the nation to No. 12, according to recent statistics. 

Endovascular surgery means a short recovery

January 25, 2011

Brain aneurysm patients benefit from a new technique that involves only a small puncture his/her leg.