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Surviving Stroke

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About the Program

A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in America. They range from barely noticeable to massive and deadly. Every four minutes someone dies from stroke and it stands as the leading cause of disability in the United States. What exactly is a stroke and why do people have them? What are the most common symptoms and why is it so important to get immediate medical attention? Why do African-Americans have the highest rate of stroke?

In September, ideastream in collaboration with The Plain Dealer, NetWellness and WKYC Channel 3 News will launch Surviving Stroke, a multiple media exploration of this perplexing and often unrecognized health threat.

This special coverage will examine how a clot busting drug and GPS-like mapping technology have helped revolutionize stroke survival. Coverage will also explore the future of stroke treatment and prevention including brain cooling, and stem cells.

View Surviving Stroke On-Demand

Surviving Stroke Resources

Our Surviving Stroke resource page features many links and more information about strokes.

Wings - A Radio Drama

The story of a former aviatrix and wing-walker recovering from a stroke, this production starred acclaimed Cleveland actress Dorothy Silver and was recorded in front of a live audience at Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre at the Idea Center® at PlayhouseSquare.

Surviving Stroke Coverage in The Plain Dealer

Signs of a Stroke Often Ignored

The Plain Dealer's Ellen Kleinerman reports on why the warning signs of stroke are often ignored. The article was originally published in the health section of the Plain Dealer on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011.

Surviving Stroke Coverage on WKYC Channel 3 News

Video Games Can Help Stroke Victims

Monica Robbins, health reporter for WKYC Channel 3 News, reports on a new way for stroke patients to recover in the comfort of their own home. It all has to do with a special video game developed by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

NetWellness

NetWellness

NetWellness gathers together information about stroke anatomy, warning signs, treatments and prevention, including stroke-related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Learn more about what you can do.

Learn More on NetWellness About Surviving Stroke.

Surviving Stroke Related Features and Coverage scroll for more

Racial Disparities and Stroke

Racial Disparities and Stroke

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Posted April 1, 2013

Why the incidence of stroke is higher among African Americans than white Americans.

Preventing Strokes

Be Well
Posted October 4, 2011

Lauren Payden takes a look at the preventative options available for TIA - mini-stroke.

Surviving Stroke Panel Discussion

Surviving Stroke Panel Discussion

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Posted September 30, 2011

Drs. Selman and Furlan discuss 'Surviving Stroke' with ideastream's Mike McIntyre.

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

The Sound of Applause
Posted September 30, 2011

Dee Perry shares her interview with award-winning playwright Arthur Kopit whose play "Wings" starring Dorothy Silver airs tonight at 9 on 90.3 WCPN ideastream. Photo credit: Stuart Pearl

New Ways to Save Brain Tissue of Stroke Sufferers

Regional News Stories
Posted September 30, 2011

Two experimental therapies could lessen the damage of stoke.

Television Documentary To Include Brain Surgery

Regional News Stories
Posted September 29, 2011

The television documentary that complements the week-long radio series of strokes airs Sunday 2nd.

Advances in Stroke Care

Regional News Stories
Posted September 29, 2011

New technology has given physicians amazing abilities to care for and treat stroke.

Racial Disparities and Stroke

Racial Disparities and Stroke

The Sound of Ideas
Posted September 28, 2011

Why the incidence of stroke is higher among African Americans than white Americans.

Inside a Surgical Suite: Clipping a Brain Aneurysm

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Posted September 28, 2011

Surgeons drill through the skull of a patient to repair a potentially deadly aneurysm.

Inside an Aneurysm Operation

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Posted September 27, 2011

We go inside a surgical suite at University Hospitals for an aneurysm operation.

Tuesday Check Up - Stroke Awareness

Regional News Stories
Posted September 27, 2011

Stroke is more treatable than ever. PD Reporter Ellen Jan Kleinerman explains in this installment of our series, "Surviving Stroke."

Anatomy of a Stroke

Regional News Stories
Posted September 26, 2011

ideastream explores the anatomy of an often misunderstood disease.

“Surviving Stroke” Preview

Regional News Stories
Posted September 23, 2011

Rick Jackson talks with health reporter Anne Glausser about ideastream's upcoming series, "Surviving Stroke."

Stroke’s Role as a Killer Ailment

Stroke’s Role as a Killer Ailment

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Posted September 23, 2011

The roundtable discusses the news of the week and a look at stroke, a major killer.

Surviving Stroke

Surviving Stroke

Be Well
Posted September 23, 2011

What exactly is a stroke and why do people have them?

Resources for Surviving Stroke

Resources for Surviving Stroke

Be Well
Posted September 19, 2011

Resources related to Surviving Stroke coverage.

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