Brand Feature, Neurosciences, Stroke

Stroke survivor teams up with Norton Neuroscience Institute to support others

Life can change in a single moment, and Christine Cosby-Gaither of Louisville never expected what would happen to her at just age 35. “I had a massive stroke on Jan. 28, 2019, at 4:45 a.m.,” she said. “I literally became a new person.” Christine was hospitalized, needed a breathing tube and remained in a coma…

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Neurosciences, Norton Audubon, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Stroke survivor encourages other Black men to take their health seriously

The holidays were coming up, but Jonathan House wasn’t feeling particularly joyous. Jonathan was grief-stricken from the recent loss of his mother and stepfather, and stressed after losing his job of more than 20 years. On top of that, he also was recovering from COVID-19. One evening in November 2021, after having dinner with his…

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Neurosciences, Stroke

Esta es la información que debe tener preparada antes de necesitar atención de urgencia para un derrame cerebral o un ataque al corazón

This post is also available in English Si usted o alguien con quien está experimentan síntomas de derrame cerebral o de un ataque al corazón, llame al 911 deinmediato. Los paramédicos pueden empezar a administrar un tratamiento que salve vidas en cuanto lleguen. Si está enfermo o está con alguien que lo está, tener preparada…

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Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosciences, Norton Brownsboro, Stroke

Uncle, nephew each survive strokes just weeks apart and get the same neurosurgeon

Duke Nichter is more a second dad to Paul Nichter than their true family relationship of uncle and nephew. For decades, they’ve enjoyed hunting, fishing and sharing life’s journey together. In early 2021, the two close relatives gained something else in common — they experienced potentially deadly strokes just three weeks apart. Both men also…

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Neurosciences, Norton Brownsboro, Stroke

Norton Brownsboro Hospital receives new Comprehensive Stroke Center certification

Norton Brownsboro Hospital has received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treating serious stroke events. The hospital received the designation from DNV Healthcare USA Inc., a world-leading certification body committed to the development and continual improvement of health care quality and patient safety in health care organizations. “With…

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Heart, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health, Stroke

I’m not the same person after my stroke

You wouldn’t look at Robert Taylor and think he survived a stroke. The 56-year-old is a poster child for good health. He ran the Boston Marathon, completed three Ironman competitions — including the national championship — in one year, and has participated in countless triathlons. Even a random 100-mile bike ride on a Saturday morning…

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Neurosciences, Stroke

A mini stroke is a big deal — Its symptoms just don’t last as long as a stroke

The symptoms of a mini stroke are the same as a stroke, but may pass after a few minutes or hours. Mini stroke is a terrible name for what’s happening — it’s neither mini nor is it a stroke. If you don’t treat it as an emergency, you could be allowing a stroke to kill…

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Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Neurosciences, Stroke

New technology speeds stroke care, increases precision for brain surgery

Breakthrough imaging equipment in two new procedure rooms at Norton Brownsboro Hospital provides 3D pictures of the inside of the brain, giving neurosurgeons detailed, multi-angled views of blood vessels causing strokes and aneurysms. Using new biplane X-ray technology, Norton Neuroscience Institute specialists are better able to identify and analyze these diseases. The equipment, which provides…

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Neurosciences, Norton Audubon, Norton Brownsboro, Norton Hospital, Norton Womens & Childrens Hospital, Stroke

Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals receive national awards for stroke care

Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals have been nationally recognized for their advanced stroke care. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital with its Get with the Guidelines – Stroke designation. Norton Brownsboro received gold designation, while the others received silver designations….

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Neurosciences, Stroke

Lynn Hundley named American Heart Association Volunteer of the Year

The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Lynn Hundley, director of clinical effectiveness and stroke care at Norton Neuroscience Institute, as its 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Lynn hopes to be able to accept the award in person in Texas this October. Lynn began volunteering for the heart association over a decade ago and can’t…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Stroke

Quick action helped Denny Crum recover from two strokes – don’t delay getting treatment

During his 30-year coaching career at the University of Louisville, legendary Basketball Hall of Famer Denny Crum was prepared for the toughest matchups on the court. Off the court, two strokes in two years not only caught him off guard but proved to be a formidable opponent. Now, one year after his debilitating second stroke,…

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Atrial Fibrillation, Heart, Neurosciences, Sleep Medicine, Stroke

The sleep apnea and stroke connection

Snoring loudly is a telltale sign of obstructive sleep apnea and a warning you may face a higher risk of stroke. Sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke for middle-aged and older men and also increases the stroke risk in middle-aged and older women. “Sleep apnea is a common but under recognized risk…

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