Archive for October, 2015

Emory supports World Stroke Day

Photo credit: Andrea Briscoe, abriscoe@georgia.gov

Photo credit: Andrea Briscoe, abriscoe@georgia.gov

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of stroke in an effort to combat the high rates of the condition.

Emory Healthcare’s stroke program is dedicated to this prevention effort and members of the team recently joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as he signed a proclamation announcing October 29 as Stroke Awareness Day in the state.

Among the group on hand at the signing was Fadi Nahab, MD, medical director for the stroke program at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, Aaron Anderson, MD, vascular neurologist, and Jemma Brown, RN, MSN, Stroke Program Coordinator at Emory University Hospital Midtown .

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. Yet 80% of strokes are preventable. If you’d like to learn about the management of stroke risk factors, take this personal stroke risk assessment.

For more information about Emory’s Comprehensive stroke center:
http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/stroke/index.html

Veterans Reintegration and Mental Health Live Chat

vet-ptsd-chatAre you experiencing a difficult reintegration process after returning from a military deployment? Are you a spouse or loved one with questions about how to best prepare for a service member’s return home and how to navigate this joyful yet stressful time?

Join Dr. Sheila Rauch, clinical director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, for a live web chat Tuesday, November 10 at 12pm EST. You can ask questions and get real answers regarding PTSD, military deployment-related stress, and the complexities of reintegration. Register for this live chat here. 

When a deployed service member returns home, reintegration with friends and loved ones can be difficult; profoundly more so for those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among other things, the contrast between a service member’s expectations upon returning home and what he or she actually experiences can create stress for everyone involved. Mental health issues, including PTSD, depression, substance misuse, grief, anger, and even suicide, may arise during this reintegration process. While any or all of these issues could occur, excellent treatment resources are available through the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and the VA.

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