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"Whether a stroke is Ischemic or Hemorrhagic, the blood flow to the brain is diminished, and without needed glucose and oxygen supplied by the blood, the cells in the brain are damaged. Damage to the brain then affects the part of the body that is controlled by that area of the brain."
#stroke #thinkFAST #prevention

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Meet Joshua Thomas, this year's Augusta Health Dick Graham Scholarship recipient!
#scholarship #award #congratulations

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"A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed," said Amy Markham, RN, Stroke Team Coordinator at Augusta Health. "This recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to our patients quickly and safely. We are always working toward excellence in treatment of our patients, and are very pleased to receive this acknowledgement of our team's hard work and efforts."
#stroke #team #qualitycare

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Do you or someone you know have trouble swallowing?
"Each year approximately one in twenty-five adults in the United States will experience a swallowing problem. Difficulty swallowing can present itself in many ways—including difficulty chewing food, squeezing the food down the throat, having food go down the wrong way, food getting stuck in the throat, or transferring the food to the stomach."
#dysphagia #health #knowthefacts

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What do you think are the top reasons men don't go to the doctor? These are the 5 health screenings ALL men should be getting.
#prevention #wellness #screenings #forthemen

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"In 1979, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) started requiring expiration dates on over-the-counter and prescription medications. Expiration dates are a critical part of determining if medications are safe to use."
#medication #safety #FDA

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"Andy is one of 280 volunteers at Augusta Health who volunteer throughout the hospital, providing help and support in many ways. From April 23 through 29, hospital volunteers throughout the United States will be celebrated and recognized during National Volunteer Week. Augusta Health's staff is grateful to its volunteers not only for the role they play in providing quality care to patients, but for the culture of service they foster in our community."
#volunteers #thankyou #YouAreAppreciated

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"Our analysis shows that there is a tremendous variation in clinical outcomes across hospitals, so we commend the recipients of the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for delivering exceptional quality care to their patients," said Brad Bowman, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. "As consumers take a more active role in managing their own health, they can have confidence that hospitals that have achieved the America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ stand above the rest."
#wearehonored #ouremployeesmakethispossible #healthgrades #qualitycare

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According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adult deaths is caused by heart disease. You may think you know the signs but do you know the subtle ones too?
#heartdisease #loveyourheart #knowthefacts

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"The Department of Health & Human Services reported that in the past year organ donors have made more than 28,000 transplants possible, and another one million people received tissue transplants that helped to improve their quality of life."
#beadonor #savelives #organdonation
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