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Surviving Stroke - Panel Discussion


- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Surviving Stroke!

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Surviving Stroke is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips. 

Surviving Stroke Panel Discussion from 90.3 WCPN ideastream

With close to 800,000 strokes each year in the United States, stroke is a major health issue for many Americans. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. While risk factors for stroke, such as being overweight, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, and smoking mirror those of heart disease, many people are unaware of these risks and how to reduce them. In addition, with advanced emergency treatments now available to stop a stroke in its tracks, knowing the simple signs of stroke could save your brain and save your life.

The seriousness and frequency of strokes often go unnoticed by the public; however, strokes occur frequently and affect individuals in all age groups. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, and almost 25 percent of strokes occur in people 65 years of age and under.

Recognizing what puts you and your loved ones at risk for a stroke is a powerful step towards not becoming a stroke victim. What is bad for the heart is bad for the brain, so working towards an overall, healthy lifestyle will not only reduce your risk for stroke but also heart attack , memory loss and many other diseases.

Learn all about stroke from NetWellness experts Dr. Warren R. Selman and Dr. Anthony J. Furlan of Case Western Reserve University in a lively panel discussion with audience questions taped live from the City Club of Cleveland as part of a collaborative multimedia partnership.


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Last Reviewed: Oct 14, 2011

Anthony J Furlan, MD Anthony J Furlan, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Warren R Selman, MD Warren R Selman, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University