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Treating Stroke

Dr. Christopher McCarty, radiologist with Lexington Radiology Associates at Lexington Medical Center, was a guest on WLTX this month to talk about stroke in South Carolina. In the segment below, he talks abut prevalence, signs, symptoms and treatment.

Here are some notes from the doctor:

~A stroke is a medical emergency marked by a sudden change in neurological function caused by the blockage of blood flow leading to the brain.

~Major risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, smoking and an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation.

~South Carolina has a high rate of stroke. It’s the 4th leading cause of death in our state.

~Signs that someone is suffering a stroke include face asymmetry or drooping of the face, arm weakness or numbness and slurred speech. These symptoms require timely treatment in order to preserve brain function.

~Doctors can give a drug called TPA that is a clot busting medicine if timely treatment is received.

Heart & Sole Race Week Tips

The Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler is this Saturday in Finlay Park! Amanda Castles from Health Directions, Lexington Medical Center’s fitness and wellness gym, is your personal trainer for the race. In the video below, she offers race week tips. You can still register for the race at www.heartandsolerun.com. Good luck and we’ll see you at the Finish Line!

Amanda’s Race Week Tips:

~Stay with what has been working for you. Do not switch to new shoes this week.
~Pin you race bib to your shirt with a safety pin before you leave the house for the race.
~Arrive to the race early so that you have enough time to find parking and walk to the Start line.
~Walk around before the race so that your body is warm.
~Don’t start too fast.
~Have fun!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Tonight’s the night! Lexington Medical Center will film a new music video at River Bluff High School with Lexington native Jonathan Wyndham of NBC’s The Voice, the Brookland Baptist Church Young Adult Choir, and Midlands singing sensations Bri Benedict and Kayla Fralick. And we want YOU to come, too. If you’ve ever wanted to be in a music video, now is your chance!

Go to LeanOnLexMed.com to register. Nearly 1,000 people are already signed up. Participants will sing the chorus of the song “Lean On Me.” No dancing is required. Participants must be able to be at River Bluff High School from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, door prizes and free t-shirts.

Jonathan, who was born at Lexington Medical Center and graduated from Lexington High School, lives in Nashville now working as a musician. He’s always glad to come home to the community that raised him. He was on WIS-TV this week to talk about the music video.

He also made appearances at WLTX, Q93.5 radio and 95.9 The Point radio.

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