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For many patients with Parkinson's disease, the tremors can be frustrating and the medication sickening, but an implant in the brain can be life changing. Parkinson's patient Todd Dalton is doing a lot better than just over a year ago. "I had tremors on my right side, balance issues...my patterns of stepping and everything was just terrible really." he says. "When you have Parkinson's disease, your motor areas of the brain, or the parts of the brain that control how you move work fine. It's the filters in the brain that don't modulate the movements the correct way," explains Neurosurgeon Doctor Richard Lytle. Click here to watch the WLOS Health Alert. 

 

May is Stroke Awareness Month and our community has an opportunity to determine their stroke risk at a free stroke screening at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Spots are still available for a free public stroke screening event to be held at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

Mission Health and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital are teaming up to provide free stroke screenings to the public from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the hospital’s Administration lobby and adjacent conference rooms. The event includes a free test for each participant for cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure and heart rate as well as education on the participant’s personal risk for stroke based on their test results. These free screenings are worth at least $200.

Stroke ScreeningBrevard, N.C. (May 8, 2014) – Spots are still available for a free public stroke screening event to be held at Transylvania Regional Hospital on Friday, May 16.

Mission Health and Transylvania Regional Hospital are teaming up to provide free stroke screenings to the public from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Friday in the Brevard hospital’s main lobby and Carlson Conference Room. The event includes a free test for each participant for cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure and heart rate as well as education on the participant’s personal risk for stroke based on their test results. These free screenings are worth at least $200.

Stroke Tips

Quit Smoking

Quit smoking. It's the single most important health change anybody can make. Mission’s smoking and tobacco cessation program offers classes and support for people wanting to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Call 828-213-5527 for more information.

Freedom From Smoking classes and Mindfulness Training for Smokers classes will begin the second week of January 2014.  To enroll and get the details, call the number above.  There will be an affordable fee for both programs.  See our events calendar for more information.  Individual counseling sessions are available if the class schedules do not meet your needs.  Appointments can be made directly or by calling Central Scheduling at 213-2222, Option 2.

Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association, a healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg. However, some physicians consider the ideal reading to be 115/75 mm Hg. Your physician may suggest medications if needed to bring your blood pressure to a healthy level.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Even a 10-pound weight loss can help reduce blood pressure. Mission's Wellness Resource Center offers exercise classes and other wellness programs to keep people healthy. Call 828-213-8250 for more information.

Exercise Consistently

Walking is excellent. And it IS fun once you get in the habit!

Try the DASH Diet:

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Developed at Harvard University, this approach invites you to enjoy large quantities of fruits and vegetables and fat free dairy products. It is proven effective in lowering blood pressure for many people.  At the very least, eat more produce - higher produce consumption is linked with a lower risk of stroke.

 

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