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Food for thought: 5 Brain-boosting foods

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 … »


This N That: Comprehensive stroke coverage

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 … »


Why 24/7 stroke coverage makes a difference

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 … »


A mystery: Understanding cryptogenic stroke

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 … »


Heatstroke or Stroke?

Posted on May 19, 2017

Women and Stroke—A Different Disease

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 … »


Is it a headache or a stroke? Know the signs

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, … »


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An eye on dementia

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 … »


Throwing strikes in the name of stroke awareness

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 … »


Erlanger Neurology Conference: Can football survive the head trauma epidemic?

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 … »


Don Rodgers and June Scobee Rodgers turn to Erlanger after both receive a life-changing diagnosis

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 … »


Erlanger hosts “First Responders” and “Strike Out Stroke” nights at upcoming Lookouts games

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.


How Erlanger’s battle with stroke changed history

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 … »


In a stroke, time lost is brain lost. Learn how to act F.A.S.T.

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.


Region’s only neurosurgery/spine specialty group joins Erlanger Health System

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 … »


Erlanger leads “history making” breakthrough in stroke treatment

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.


Medical trials affirm Erlanger’s place at ‘forefront of stroke treatment’

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.


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