- Posted on August 4, 2017
As we age, every part of our body does, too — including our brain. While mental decline is common as we age, there are steps you can take to limit the effects and protect your brain. Including certain foods in your diet can help the cause. Cognitive impairment and memory loss do not have to … »
- Posted on June 2, 2017
This N That host James Howard interviews Dr. James Fleming from The Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger Health System. When we say stroke, Dr. Fleming, what exactly is going on in our head? Good question. A stroke happens when you have blood flow cut off to part of the brain. When that part of the brain … »
- Posted on May 30, 2017
For people who suffer a stroke, faster treatment greatly improves patient outcome. Leading the way in stroke care, the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center provides a 24/7 rapid-response stroke team that can diagnose and treat patients in minutes. This 24/7 service is a major differentiator for Erlanger’s stroke center and a key reason why it … »
- Posted on May 26, 2017
When a person experiences a stroke, the type of treatment he or she receives is largely dependent on what caused the stroke. So what happens when the cause is unknown? Treatment following a stroke has dual purposes — it’s intended to limit the damage caused by the stroke and help prevent another stroke. Because of … »
- Posted on May 19, 2017
- Posted on May 12, 2017
If you’re a woman, have you ever felt dizzy without reason or experienced sudden weakness? While these conditions may seem common, they could also be possible signs of a stroke. Learn about the unique symptoms of stroke in women and how you can help lower your risk. Did you know that strokes are the third … »
- Posted on May 5, 2017
To mark American Stroke Month, Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center would like to help you recognize the common and not-so-common signs of a stroke. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. But too often, … »
- Posted on August 30, 2016
With the loss of legendary Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt earlier this year, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia were all over the news. As you age, what you should know about dementia and how to protect your brain health? Dementia is common across the world. The World Health Organization reports that 47.5 million people have … »
- Posted on June 5, 2015
On May 6, Sarah Walker stepped up to the pitcher’s mound at the center of AT&T Field — home of the Chattanooga Lookouts — and threw the first pitch of the evening’s game. But before that momentous pitch, Sarah, a stroke survivor, stood in front of thousands attending the game that night to share her … »
- Posted on May 26, 2015
In 2006, a 13-year-old star football player, Zachery Lystedt, made an impressive tackle during his last junior high football game. During the play, the back of his head slammed against the ground. Zachery lay on the turf, holding both sides of his head, but he was still conscious. So, after a 15-minute rest on the … »
- Posted on May 19, 2015
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers and his wife Dr. June Scobee Rodgers have grown all too familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that typically accompanies an emergency room visit. After passing out at home, Don was brought directly to Erlanger Health System. Once a brain tumor was ruled out as the cause of Don’s … »
- Posted on May 12, 2015
Chattanooga, Tenn. – Join Erlanger Health System and the Lookouts baseball team at AT&T Field for two exciting nights on Saturday, May 16 at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 17 at 5:15 p.m.
- Posted on May 8, 2015
Years of diligent work by exceptional physicians at the Erlanger Southeast Regional Stroke Center helped Erlanger position itself as one of the best hospitals in the country to battle against stroke — and win. Winning at battle requires the skills and knowledge of exceptional leadership along with a dedicated team willing to advance when faced … »
- Posted on May 1, 2015
To kick off American Stroke Month, Erlanger observes May 1st as F.A.S.T. Friday to spread the word about acting F.A.S.T.—a simple test that anyone can do to diagnose a stroke by identifying the most common symptoms.
- Posted on April 20, 2015
Two of the region’s oldest healthcare organizations, Chattanooga Neurosurgery & Spine Clinic (CNS) and the Erlanger Health System, have joined forces. CNS, which has provided neurosurgical services to area residents for more than half a century, has joined the Erlanger Health System and is now affiliated with the UT Erlanger Physician Network. In making the … »
- Posted on February 27, 2015
Erlanger’s stroke team played a key role in a breakthrough treatment for acute stroke, following a series of successful clinical trials hailed as representing “a new era” and “sea change” in stroke treatment around the world.
- Posted on February 26, 2015
Stroke doctors at Erlanger Health System were all smiles as they stood before their colleagues in a conference room on Tuesday.