Take Action for Stroke!

5/01/2015

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Pittsburgh join other HealthSouth inpatient rehabilitation hospitals across the country to promote awareness and educate the public on stroke prevention and the difference that rehabilitation can make in a patient’s recovery after stroke.

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability and the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. The HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Pittsburgh are working to change those statistics by providing a few tips to help reduce your risk of stroke including:

  • Eat healthy to maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly with doctor’s approval
  • Keep diabetes blood sugar levels in check
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Stop smoking
  • Treat high cholesterol

The HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Pittsburgh are also two of only ten hospitals in HealthSouth’s network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to be recognized as a 2015 Stroke Center of Excellence. Hospitals receiving this recognition go above and beyond standards and expectations to provide a vast array of stroke-related programs and services, exceeding established benchmarks in clinical programming and patient outcomes for the treatment of stroke.