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October 2018

The Striking Facts About Stroke

34 —Percentage of people hospitalized for a stroke who are younger than 65 years old. 75—Percentage of Americans who have a hard time naming a single warning sign of…

All The Ways We Care: How Hometown Hospital Is Taking the Fight to Heart Disease

The #1 health problem in the United States is heart disease, the narrowing or blockage of the arteries or veins that provide oxygen and blood to the heart and body tissue. Left untreated, heart disease can lead to a heart attack or stroke. With February being American Heart Month, Hometown Hospital wants you and your family to know that we have the technology, the services and the expertis…

Test Your Stroke Knowledge

How much do you really know about stroke? Answer these questions True or False and find out how you did below.There are warning signs to a stroke.A stroke can occur in your brain or your heart.Strokes only happen to older people.Race is a risk factor for stroke.More women die from breast cancer than stroke.Smoking doubles your risk of stroke.Only people with high blood pressure can have a…

Are You At Risk?

A stroke is often called a “brain attack” because it cuts off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease (also called heart disease), the leading cause of death in the United States.Risk Factors for Heart DiseaseFactors You Can’t ControlAge: About 66 percent of people who die from cardiovascular disease are age 75 and older.Gender: Men have a greater…

A Message from the CEO: The 80% Solution

Tedy Bruschi’s story is both inspiring and instructional. It reminds all of us that stroke does not discriminate, that it can happen at any stage of life. Stroke is a form of heart disease, which is responsible for 630,000 deaths each year in the United States. But here’s the good news: 80 percent of heart disease is preventable! That’s why I encourage you to take the first step in fighting…

Interview with Tedy Bruschi: Never Give Up!

Three-time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi shares his remarkable story of surviving a stroke and then playing again in the NFL.In early February 2005, Tedy Bruschi was feeling on top of the world. He had just won his third Super Bowl as a linebacker for the New England Patriots and had played in his first Pro Bowl. His son, Dante, had been born in January. But then, adversity struck. At the ag…

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