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New neurologists join Providence Brain and Spine Institute

August 01, 2014

This fall, we welcome three new board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specializing in general neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular conditions and stroke.

Cattle rancher becomes a stroke hero

June 24, 2014

Thanks to his quick action when his wife started to slur speech, a Heppner woman can return to the ranch. 

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 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.

Marching on after stroke...thanks to telestroke.

May 16, 2014

See how the team in the Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center emergency room used a special link to a neurologist miles away to help save the...

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.

Providence’s new Neurocritical Care Unit

September 26, 2013

Providence now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

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.

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.

Assess your stoke risk, get a free red hair streak at Providence Streaks for Stroke events

April 30, 2013

Streaks for Stroke events educate mall shoppers about a leading cause of death in America: stroke.

Anybody can be a stroke hero

April 30, 2013

Learn the warning signs of stroke and call 911 FAST.

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.

Brain Watch lets students watch a live brain aneurysm surgery

March 12, 2013

The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is recognized for outstanding spine and neurosurgical care

March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

Aneurysms – know your family history

December 12, 2012

A ruptured aneurysm seems like a random unpreventable tragedy, however, there are some symptoms and risk factors you should pay attention to.

USDA official sees award-winning Providence Telestroke Network in action

July 31, 2012

Earlier this year, the USDA gave Providence Brain and Spine Institute's Telestroke Network a $253,000 grant to fund telestroke technology at five rural hospitals in eastern and central Oregon.

eNeuro: Seeing scans through a microscope?

July 18, 2012

Read about this novel invention and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute’s summer clinical newsletter.

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.

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.

Remarkable recovery from a ruptured aneurysm

May 10, 2012

A woman arrived at the ED in a coma and near death. Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., FACS, recounts the night he repaired her ruptured aneurysm.

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.

From Sleep to Snacks: Providence Experts Offer Tips for Stroke Awareness Month

April 24, 2012

It is the third leading cause of death in America – claiming a life every four minutes. But stroke doesn’t have to kill. And it doesn’t have to happen. For May, National Stroke Awareness Month, Providence has experts available to talk about the telltale signs someone is having a stroke.

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.

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.

Exceptional Heart Care at Providence Receives National Honor

December 30, 2011

Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have been recognized for excellence by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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.

New name for Providence’s comprehensive neurological and spine services

November 01, 2011

Providence Brain Institute’s name has changed. The new name, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, communicates the breadth of services offered by the institute.

Minimally- and non-invasive procedures

June 01, 2011

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Providence Earns National Honors for Excellence In Heart And Stroke Care

August 31, 2010

Awarded to hospitals that provide patients with sustained, high quality care.

Telestroke robot raises stroke awareness

May 18, 2010

Tia, a Providence telestroke robot, was at the Tigard mall in May to help kick off a month long stroke awareness campaign.