Take Control of Stroke Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke. Strokes strike swiftly and can be deadly. But there are steps you can take to lower your risk and prevent one from occurring. In fact, the … Continued

Betty’s Story: “It was an intervention that saved my life.”

It was an evening just like every other. Betty and her husband were watching television when she decided to warm up a leftover hamburger in the kitchen. What happened next changed everything. “I put something back in the fridge and then I went down – I didn’t try to catch myself or do anything to … Continued

Is it a Stroke? Learn how to Recognize the Warning Signs

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of long-term disability in adults. But learning how to recognize early warning signs can help improve patient outcomes. Strokes occur when there is reduced or a sudden loss of blood flow to the brain, … Continued

Windy City Live: Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month so our focus is on helping people learn more about the life-threatening condition. It can strike at any time – in fact, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Naperville resident Toni Tompkins and Dr. Peter Schubel from Edward Hospital appeared on a recent episode … Continued