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Fighting Back Against Stroke: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Earns Prestigious Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

According to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, stroke is number four on the list of causes of death, and one of the top causes of adult disability in the U.S. Someone experiences a stroke every 40  More…

Stroke Basics, FAST

According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, as well as a leading cause of adult disability. Most of us are familiar with the term, but we may not know exactly what  More…

10 Instances that Warrant a Trip to the ER

With soaring medical prices and long waits, most people will do what ever they can to avoid a trip to the emergency room (ER). However, some medical situations do require a visit to the ER. Many of us have a  More…

Primary Stroke Center at Saint Joseph’s Receives Joint Commission Certification

November 10, 2009 Atlanta, GA- Saint Joseph’s Hospital recently received the Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for its primary stroke center. The certification recognizes centers making exceptional efforts to foster better patient outcomes for stroke care. Stroke is the third  More…

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