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World Stroke Day: Learn To Recognize Signs of Stroke Quickly

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Neuroscience, Stroke Center | Posted on 26-10-2015

FASTIt’s always the perfect time to learn the warning signs of a stroke, but this week is especially timely as World Stroke Day approaches on Thursday.

“We want to encourage the people in our profession and the community to pay it forward by taking the time to learn a simple screening. It only takes five minutes to learn and could save a lot of lives,” said Amanda Conn, RN, who serves as Memorial’s stroke center program coordinator for neurosciences.

The test is called FAST, which is an acronym for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Here’s how the FAST screening works: Read the rest of this entry »

Focus on Quality Means Healthier Communities

Posted by | Posted in Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, Memorial Medical Center, Stroke Center | Posted on 19-10-2015

We want to ensure each patient has a great experience and their needs are supported by educated and compassionate staff, the best services available and state-of-the-art amenities. Since this week, Oct. 18-24, is Healthcare Quality Week, we’d like to share a few of the accolades Memorial has received this year that reflect our commitment to positive patient outcomes and improving the health of the communities we serve. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Indicators Your Child Might Have ADHD

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Mental Health, Pediatrics | Posted on 12-10-2015

Young boy holds ADHD text written on sheet of paper

For parents, determining what’s normal and what’s not with children is often a tough road, especially when it comes to challenging behavior. It can be difficult to know if your child is just bored and acting out or if he or she might have a behavioral health issue such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

According to Cynthia Mester, PhD, LCPC, director of The Children’s Center, a program of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, here are several indicators for ADHD: Read the rest of this entry »

Take Your Mental Health Check Up Today!

Posted by | Posted in Mental Health | Posted on 05-10-2015

Sad? Angry? Hopeless?Woman-using-computer

When asked to describe the typical symptoms of depression, most people lean toward the emotional aspects such as hopelessness, persistent sadness or irritability. Many times, however, depression can present itself as a series of physical symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »