Tuesday, November 20, 2007

LISTEN UP, FOLKS! THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

It's weird when news breaks in an ad but that's what happened in today's Kenosha News when Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha announced it's been accredited as a stroke treatment hospital.

That's HUGE news that could save your life.

If you have any reason whatsoever to suspect the possibility of a stroke it's CRITICAL to get to a stroke treatment center within three hours so that intensive treatment can be initiated.

That three hour window is fairly firm.

The good news is that there's a great chance for success if a stroke is arrested and treated promptly.

Kudos for Aurora for taking this step (one many hospitals won't undertake because it's a low profit margin item).

This is something that you should discuss with your family and friends so that if something happens someone will be able to tell the paramedics which hospital you need to be at.

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