Responding to Stroke

Medford, Ore. —   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. During the month of May, National Stroke Awareness Month, health professionals are reminding everyone to know the signs of a stroke.  The National … Continue reading »

Couple Weds in Hospital in Medford

MEDFORD, OR. — After a life-threatening stroke, 88-year-old Mary Hedge of Yreka, California was not sure if she would ever be able to tie the knot with her sweetheart. On Thursday, she did just that. Hedge has been at Providence Medical Center since her stroke 6 weeks ago, and Steve Tarnay was by her side … Continue reading »

Procedure Reverses Stroke Effects

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just eleven days after having a stroke, Bryan Swope has made almost a full recovery. An emergency procedure performed when he arrived at the hospital has essentially reversed the effects of his stroke. On March 20th, Swope collapsed at his home and was found by his roommate who called emergency services. He … Continue reading »

Vascular Disease Screenings

Medford, Ore. — Vascular disease is often called the silent killer.  Millions don’t know they’re living with the disease that can lead to stroke and other serious conditions. That’s why Providence Medford Medical Center is holding screenings this weekend.  There are three non-invasive tests available – the carotid artery disease screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening … Continue reading »

Recognizing a Heart Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you suffer a heart attack the faster you get to the hospital the better.  That’s why experts say it’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and be ready to act. Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Stroke/STEMI Program coordinator, Charity Barrueta, said symptoms don’t always include pain in the left … Continue reading »

Quick Action Key in Stroke Recovery

Medford, Ore. — Jean Mackey lost many abilities when she had a stroke in January. She said recovery has been a long, hard process, “Not being able to do the very basic things that I always did for my whole life, or 63 years, and suddenly you need help doing everything, you need help brushing … Continue reading »