The daughter of stroke victim informs her Facebook friends that her mother has suffered a stroke. How social media connections helped connect her to a Providence neurosurgeon and his team of experts who saved her life.
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.
This fall, we welcome three new board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specializing in general neurology, movement disorders, neuromuscular conditions and stroke.
Thanks to his quick action when his wife started to slur speech, a Heppner woman can return to the ranch.
Stroke patients who are treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care on the nation.
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...
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 now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
Mike Donahue introduces us to some people who explain how to act FAST with style in a “How We Care” story on stroke prevention.
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.
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.
Learn the warning signs of stroke and call 911 FAST.
Streaks for Stroke events educate mall shoppers about a leading cause of death in America: stroke.
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.
The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.
Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.
A ruptured aneurysm seems like a random unpreventable tragedy, however, there are some symptoms and risk factors you should pay attention to.
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.
Read about this novel invention and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute’s summer clinical newsletter.
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.
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
Recovering from stroke can be a grueling process, but state-of-the-art technology – and some unexpected tools – can help people recover mobility.
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.
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.
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.
When Martha Hoskins planned her lunch with Joan Chapman, she had no idea that a robot would help save her life.
Watch the AM Northwest segment with a couple who beat stroke with FAST action and a telestroke consult at Providence Newberg Medical Center.
KATU, KOIN, KGW and KPTV have partnered with Providence Stroke Center to share this message about stroke warning signs.
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.
Read about this and more in Providence Brain and Spine Institute's spring clinical newsletter.
How a wife's fast action and Providence Telestroke Network led to lifesaving stroke treatment.
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.
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.
Providence Stroke Center Medical Director Ted Lowenkopf, M.D., explains how our telestroke program is expanding care across the region.
Providence Brain Institute’s name has changed. The new name, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, communicates the breadth of services offered by the institute.
Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providence neurologists are testing a promising new procedure that could potentially change the way bleeding strokes are treated.
While Providence expands its Telestroke Network to treat stroke patients quickly, prevention still is the best medicine.
Oregon’s stroke death rate has fallen from the fifth highest in the nation to No. 12, according to recent statistics.
Brain aneurysm patients benefit from a new technique that involves only a small puncture his/her leg.