Stroke Awareness

A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood flow in the brain. Within minutes, you’re brain cells begin to die. If you’re experiencing the following symptoms do not ignore them, a stroke is a medical emergency. At UHS Wilson Medical Center, we’ve been designated by the New York State Department of Health as a regional stroke center. With the area’s largest team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists; a specially staffed neurosurgery operating room; and complete inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, the stroke team at UHS Wilson Medical Center is prepared with the latest methods to minimize the effects of stroke.  


Signs of stroke include:


Risk factors for stroke:


You can lower you risk for a stroke with improvements in your diet and increased exercise. Eat foods that are low in saturated fats and salt adding more fruits, vegetables and fiber to your menu. Opt for low-fat, lean meats, like fish or skinless white meat poultry. Thirty minutes of exercise daily should be your goal, but any will help. Monitor and manage your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. Lastly, quit smoking. Your risk immediately decreases the moment you stop. Be sure to see your doctor regularly if you are at high risk of stroke.


With a stroke, time matters. We give you more of it.

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