Stroke Awareness Month

Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, increasing your risk of permanent brain damage, disability, or death. That’s why it is extremely important to be able to recognize stroke symptoms. Learn about stroke symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from the experts at Baystate Health.

Stroke Awareness Webinar Recordings

Signs of a Mini Stroke in Women

Although men are more likely to have a stroke, women have a higher lifetime risk for stroke. Mini-strokes, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), have symptoms that could be missed. Dr. Heydi Flores Podadera, Baystate Neurology, discusses mini-stroke symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Stress, Lifestyle, and Silent Stroke

Most of us feel stress at some level in our lives. Can stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices cause a stroke or even a silent stroke? Dr. Rajiv Padmanabhan, Baystate Neurology, discusses stress, the impact of lifestyle, and what you need to know about silent strokes, a stroke that doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms.

Stroke Rehab at Home: Hand Therapy Exercises

Motor impairment of the hand is common after a stroke. Stroke rehabilitation and exercises to regain or build strength is part of the recovery process. Michelle Lantaigne, OT, Baystate Rehabilitation Care, discusses the role of occupational therapy in stroke recovery, and demonstrates helpful hand exercises to do at home.

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Clinical Trials at Baystate

Baystate researchers participate in national clinical trials that study potential new treatment methods and contribute to the advancement of science. We are constantly seeking participants for clinical trials. See if you qualify for one of our clinical trials today.

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