May is American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Recognizing the warning signs of stroke in someone and getting help fast can make you a stroke hero. Get resources from Providence Stroke Center.

 

Meet a Stroke Hero

Stephanie Cohen-Hartley was on the phone with her mom when Stephanie started speaking strangely. Learn what happened next that helped Stephanie recover from what could have been a disabling stroke.

 

Another Stroke Hero Saves a Life

Julie Ritchie-Cody preregistered a bubbly 85-year old woman at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. When the woman returned the next day, Julie saw something was wrong and acted FAST.

 

Think FAST to Recognize the Warning Signs of Stroke

How can you be a stroke hero? Know the warning signs and act FAST. Here's an easy way to remember what to look for.

 

Streaks for Stroke

At this free event offered on May 4th and May 11th, Streaks for Stroke offers health tips, risk evaluations and symbolic red hair streaks for stroke awareness. Get the details here.

 

A "Kiss and Telestroke" Story

When a goodbye kiss goes amiss, a Newberg man is saved by FAST action from his wife and Providence Telestroke Network.

 

Providence Telestroke Network

Through modern technology, neurologists in Portland can offer care to patients from anywhere in Oregon connected through the Providence Telestroke Network. See how it works.

 

Providence Stroke Center

As a leader in state-of-the-art stroke care, Providence Stroke Center cares for more stroke patients than any other health system in Oregon. Learn about their resources here.