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Zachary Bell
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Curtis Benesch, M.D., M.P.H.
Larry B. Goldstein, M.D.
Dr. Babak S. Jahromi
Dr. Anthony Rostain
Dr. Anthony Rostain
Frank South
Frank South
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Frank South

Author of ADHD Dad blog at ADDitude magazine

Formerly a performer, playwright, and longtime TV writer and producer, Frank now writes the popular ADHD Dad blog and articles for ADDitude magazine. An ADHD Adult living in Georgia with two ADHD young adult children and a very non-ADHD wife, Frank’s writing relates a personally skewed view of his, and his family’s haphazard struggle for equilibrium with wry humor, and a deep sympathy for all who have to deal with him on a daily basis.

Dr. Anthony Rostain

Director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Triple boarded in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry

 

Anthony L. Rostain, M.D., M.A.

Zachary Bell

U.S Marine

Zachary Edward Bell served with the First Battalion, Sixth Marines, from 2007-11 as an infantry rifleman, deploying twice to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children and works for a nonprofit veterans’ organization, Courage Beyond. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in psychology at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Follow him on Twitter @ZacharyEBell.

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Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Weintraub is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Dr Weintraub was a co-founder of Jumpstart, the national AmeriCorps program, and she also serves as a technical advisor to Ashoka and non profits promoting the work of health entrepreneurs. Dr.

Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Larry B. Goldstein, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Duke University and the Durham VA Medical Center

Dr. Goldestein is Director of the Duke Center for Cerebrovascular Disease, the Duke Stroke Center, and a Senior Fellow in Duke's Center for Clinical Health Policy Research.  Dr.

Dr. Babak S. Jahromi

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Imaging Sciences
Cebrovascular, Stroke and Endovascular Program
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Babak S. Jahromi has joined the University of Rochester Medical Center and serves as a URMC Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Imaging Sciences. Dr. Jahromi has received Canada’s highest awards for neurological research from the University of Toronto, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and the Canadian Neurological Society, and most recently completed fellowships in neuroendovascular surgery at the University of Miami and University of Buffalo.

Curtis Benesch, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Strong Stroke Center
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Benesch's specialty is cerebrovascular disease, with particular interest in acute stroke treatment, cost-effectiveness of stroke prevention, and patient education.

Stroke Intervention

(Source: NIH / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or there is sudden bleeding into or around the brain. The symptoms of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination; or sudden severe headache with no known cause. There are two forms of stroke: ischemic - blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain, and hemorrhagic - bleeding into or around the brain.

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National Stroke Association reaches out to people who want to learn more about stroke, have survived a stroke, know someone who has suffered a stroke, or care for a stroke survivor.
A division of the American Heart Association: “We envision a world where stroke is minimized and ultimately eliminated as a major health problem. We look forward to a world where risk factors are reduced and rapid treatment is obtained.”
Reclaiming hope. Rebuilding lives. Our Mission: “To empower stroke survivors and their families to overcome ongoing challenges of life after stroke and rejuvenate their lives.”
For over 60 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.
Paramedics are required to rapidly analyze patient conditions and choose the best course of action to keep the patient stable and alive before they can be transported to a hospital or other treatment facility. Quick thinking, and the ability to perform standard diagnostic and treatment procedures in unpredictable conditions and locations are vital skills for any paramedic.
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Conduct an off-site search for Stroke information from MedlinePlus.  These up-to-date search results are based on search terms specific to Second Opinion Key Points.

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Key Point 1

With a stroke time is critical. The faster intervention happens the fewer brain cells are injured. Time is brain!

Key Point 2

Restoring and maintaining blood flow is the key to protection of the brain. There may be multiple interventions that need to be done before the brain is fully protected.

Stroke

A stroke is the interruption of the flow of blood to any part of the brain, which causes damage to brain tissue. Today, some call it a "brain attack" to illustrate its seriousness and its relationship to heart attack (the interruption of blood flow to the heart). In this episode of Second Opinion, you'll learn about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of stroke.

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This site is hosted by the Brain Attack Coalition. Their guidelines can be used to establish whether or not a patient is experiencing an acute stroke, the stroke's range and severity and the most effective treatment.
The American Health Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding research on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, heart disease, and stroke. They offer free and inexpensive publications on all topics in both English and Spanish.
The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy. The site offers comprehensive information with sections on prevention, warning signs and life after stroke, plus an extensive "Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia."
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation provides support networks and educational resources to raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment of brain aneurysms. The site includes information about treatment options and support for survivors.
This non-profit organization offers support and information to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or have experienced a stroke. The site includes sections on daily living, education, participation in sports, and insurance and financial issues.
This not-for-profit organization addresses critical issues specific to stroke in women, including research, prevention, treatment, education, and advocacy. The site includes a "Breaking News" section.
This site is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The section on Stroke includes links for information on prevention and screening, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery, clinical trials and other research, and statistics.
Aphasia is an impairment of the ability to use or comprehend words, usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. This site includes information in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Russian and Chinese.
This government-created site includes broad-based information on disorders of the brain and nervous system. It includes many online publications dedicated to stroke.
The National Stroke Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization that provides education, services and community-based activities in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery for stroke victims. They offer educational information in both English and Spanish and free subscriptions to their magazine, "Stroke Smart."
This non-profit organization provides online support for stroke survivors and caregivers of adult stroke. Services include daily chat sessions and a message board with several forums for registered members (free). Educational resources do not require registration.
Medline Plus
Medline Description: 

Conduct an off-site search for Stroke information from MedlinePlus.  These up-to-date search results are based on search terms specific to Second Opinion Key Points.

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