The Stroke Center at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received a Bronze Award under the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines®" program. The award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high level of compliance with certain criteria outlined within the program.
"This was a coordinated team effort,... more »
May is stroke month! Today's Living Right featured stroke nurse, Allen Aubert, RN, CNRN, here to discuss the elements of a stroke: He will cover what a stroke is, the risk factors of a stroke and the signs of a stroke. Nurse Aubert will also FAST not only saves lives... more »
Controlling Your Risk Factors of Heart Attack and Stroke
LAFAYETTE, LA-Risk factors are traits and lifestyle habits that increase your chance of disease. The same factors that raise your risk of coronary heart disease (which causes heart attack) also raise your risk of stroke. Several factors only increase stroke... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Cajun singer and songwriter Zachary Richard (ree-SHARD') is recovering from a stroke but may have to cancel or postpone a Canadian tour scheduled to start Oct. 29, a close friend said. Richard, 60, is making a good comeback from the stroke, which affected one side of... more »
Prevention of stroke and other deadly diseases starts with early screenings. "High risk" for stroke is the scary reality for locals like 41-year-old Burley Pellerin of Lafayette.
His father and brother died in their 40's from heart disease and he had high cholesterol, so doctors recommended he get the... more »
One Acadiana woman is putting her life back together after suffering a stroke-the number one cause of serious disabilities in the U.S.
Abbeville native Perchis Cartwright did not have high blood pressure or the risk factors, but she suffered a stroke in July last year.
She says people... more »
Stroke is the number one cause of serious disability in the U.S., but one local survivor got off disability-free because of a life-saving medicine.
At just 23 years old, Reggie Hill of St. Martinville suffered a stroke at work-- but because of the quick reaction of those around him,... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Judge Michael G. Sullivan, of the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, is dead at the age of 68.
He had recently suffered a stroke. He died Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Sullivan spent 1966-69 as a Thai... more »