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May 8, 2017

Stroke Awareness Month: May 2017

by Jason Tarpley

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is preventable. Identifying risk factors that contribute can help reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. Read more.

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May 1, 2017

Clinical Trials Roundup: May 2017

by Marlon Saria

We are pleased to announce a new clinical trial using the Optune device. Ongoing trials in stroke, quality & outcomes research & brain cancer are actively recruiting. Read more.

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April 10, 2017

Clinical Trials Roundup: April 2017

by Marlon Saria

We are pleased to present our new clinical trials this month. Find out about our studies in stroke and quality & outcomes research as well as brain cancer.

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April 3, 2017

2017 International Stroke Conference (ISC)

by Jason Tarpley

Read highlights about the latest news in Stroke from this year's very exciting International Stroke Conference hosted by the American Heart Association.

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March 22, 2017

PATIENT STORY: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Hydrocephalus Treatment

by Amy Eisenberg

This patient's headache got progressively worse causing her to be rushed to the nearest hospital for an emergency life-saving procedure. Read her story.

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November 3, 2016

When a Stroke Survivor Becomes a Leader

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Stroke & Aneurysm Center’s patient support group leader Dana Rivera, tells her story from devastation to success. In the summer of 2009 at the age of 44, Dana’s life changed forever. An active, full time mother and wife, Dana Rivera suddenly experienced startling symptoms....

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November 1, 2016

Telestroke Program: Faster Stroke Response

by Zara Jethani

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Recent strides in neurological services at Providence Saint John’s Health Center mean more patients than ever with stroke and aneurysm are regaining all or some function related to speech,...

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July 1, 2016

Excellence in Stroke Care: A New Stroke Center in Santa Monica (Part 2 of 2)

by Zara Jethani

Interview by Renee Ovando, RN Throughout the process of becoming a primary stroke center, we have collaborated with Captain Matthew Hill of the Santa Monica Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (SMFD EMS) and Paramedic Program. He is a strong supporter of Providence Saint John Health Center‘s stroke center...

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June 30, 2016

Excellence in Stroke Care: A New Stroke Center in Santa Monica (Part 1 of 2)

by Zara Jethani

We are excited to announce that Providence Saint John’s Health Center has received certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. This distinction is awarded to centers that make exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for their stroke patients. Directors, Jason Tarpley, MD,...

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May 17, 2016

Act FAST and Reduce Damage from Stroke

by Zara Jethani

May is American Stroke Month. PNI’s director of vascular neurology, Dr. Jason Tarpley spoke with Providence Saint John’s Health Center Breakthroughs magazine about reducing the damage from stoke. Read the article here. STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY Doctors have several tools for stroke treatment to minimize any long-term effects. However, these treatments...

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