Aspirin the Miracle Drug

Angie Szumlinski News

I remember as a kid, aspirin was the only medication available for pretty much everything from fever, sore throat, headache, you name it. Yes, I am old but seriously, it was often referred to as a “miracle drug”. Of course, I always asked questions about pretty much everything, including “how does the medicine know where to go” when I would …

Ischemic Stroke – Before vs During COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

In a study published in JAMA Network Open, the question raised was “what were the hospital discharge rates, demographic factors, and outcomes of hospitalization associated with COVID-19 pandemic among U.S. patients with ischemic stroke (IS) in 2020?” After the emergence of COVID-19, studies reported a decrease in hospital encounters among patients with ischemic stroke (IS). This decrease was contrary to …

Telemedicine and Stroke Care

Angie Szumlinski Studies

“Telemedicine can have a significant impact on acute stroke care by enabling timely intervention in an ambulance before a patient reaches the hospital. However, limited research has been conducted on understanding and supporting team communication during the care delivery process for telemedicine-enabled stroke care in an ambulance,” according to the National Library of Medicine. That said, a study was conducted …

Elderly Patient in Hospital

Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Spontaneous (nontraumatic) intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the most dramatic type of stroke being responsible for the majority of mortality and stroke-related disability. ICH survivors seem to be at high risk of major vascular events with an ICH annual recurrence risk varying from 1.3% to 7.4%. While patients and clinicians are mainly concerned with recurrent ICH, ischemic arterial events may be …

Stem Cell – Dementia Treatment

Angie Szumlinski News

Dementia can arise from multiple conditions, and it is characterized by an array of symptoms including problems with memory, attention, communication, and physical coordination. The two most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and white matter strokes, which are small strokes that accumulate in the connecting areas of the brain. “It’s a vicious cycle: the two leading causes of …

Shingles Vaccine and Stroke Risk

Angie Szumlinski Studies

The CDC recently released information that seniors receiving the shingles vaccine decrease their risk of stroke by up to 20%! That’s pretty impressive when you figure most strokes occur in seniors versus younger adults and that a simple vaccine may make a difference! What their study showed was: Receiving the shingles vaccine lowered the risk of stroke by about 16% …