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Doctor's Corner

We have a team of medical specialists that are second to none. They have graciously given of their time and talents to keep you informed about various conditions and cures related to stroke and cardiovascular disease. Their office information is listed for your convenience should you care to make a personal appointment.

Please be aware that they cannot diagnose or treat specific cases online. However, you are welcome to ask questions of a general nature.

About Our Medical Team
Dr. Olajide Williams
Meet these exceptional people with the medical knowledge you need and a sincere concern for your well-being.
Dr. Michael Moussouttas
Dr. Nirmala Reddy
Danielle LeStrange
Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neurology
Jackie Maxwell
Dr. Robert Volin
Speech Pathologist
Dr. Carla P. Watson
Dr. Murray Low
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Dr. Lynne Perry-Böttinger

Article: What is stroke?

Stroke occurs when a clot blocks an artery of the brain, and prevents the blood from supplying oxygen and glucose to that region of the brain. The symptoms of stroke usually come on suddenly, and can consist of paralysis, loss of sensation or vision, difficulty speaking or understanding, double vision, dizziness, imbalance, severe difficulty swallowing, or any combination of these.
Article: Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors

Exercise has repeatedly proven to be an important component of maintaining cardiovascular health in general and to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, Researchers and physicians have long suspected that exercise might also protect against stroke. Now, there is a first-ever scientific consensus statement which states that we have enough evidence to prove that
physical activity and exercise are a very important factor for stroke survivors.

Aphasia, Language and Communications

Aphasia is a disorder of language, but the stroke or accident that causes aphasia may cause other problems with behavior and thinking. When a person has aphasia, life can be difficult and disappointing. Sadness, depression, and anger can make life even more difficult. This article will highlight some of the different ways that aphasia can affect a person's language and communication abilities.
Heart Disease in Women-2003 Update

Heart disease remains the number one killer of women and men of all ethnic groups in the U.S. There are 5 different types. Hypertensive heart disease, refers to a thickening of the main heart muscle and arteries due to hypertension defined as BP=140/90. Hypertension affects 60,000,000 people in the U.S. and is responsible for 202,000 deaths annually.
Nurses Take The Initiative in Stroke Prevention, Treatment, and Follow-up

It's 9 PM on a Saturday evening. You're out to dinner with friends. Everyone is talking, laughing, and having a good time. Suddenly you realize you cannot move your right arm, and when you try to tell the person sitting next to you, he doesn't understand your speech. What would you do?

Psychiatric Aspects of Stroke

Stroke can cause major differences in behavior. A regular motor function can be lost because a certain part of the brain is damaged. This would be considered a deficit disorder. The other kind of disorder that can appear is called a productive disordern. This one is tricky because they look like many other disorders that people have without a Stroke.

Blood Pressure:
To Treat or Not To Treat?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, as well as vascular disease. Where does hypertension come from?

Heart Healthy Diet

Obesity is on the rise in the United States and is a major risk factor for cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. About 66% of Americans are overweight and 31% are obese defined a body mass index greater than 30. As people do less and less exercise while food becomes more available, most of us are expanding our waistlines much greater than the recommended 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.
Article: Beginning A New Life - Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke can be a life-changing event, in more ways than one could ever predict. The amount of change is definitely dependent on the severity of the stroke. The rehabilitation process is one that is focused on how stroke has changed a person and revolves around adaptation to these changes. The goal of rehabilitation is improving function that allows one to have the best quality of life that can be achieved.

Article: Cerebral Hemorrhage

Cerebral hemorrhages are due to rupture of an artery, usually a small one, as a result of various disease processes (see below). Cerebral hemorrhage affects almost 40,000 people in the United States every year, and carries a mortality rate of 40% and a disability rate of 40%.
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