Stroke Center – Patient Education and Resources
Penn State resources
- Medical Records
- Stroke Patient and Family Resource Guide
- Stroke Support Group
- Penn State Neurosurgery
- Penn State Neurology
- Neurovascular Services Booklet
- Primary Stroke Center vs. Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Stroke Risk Factors
- Stroke Warning Signs
- Ask Us Anything About...Stroke (AUAA video)
- Brain Power: Carotid Artery Disease
- What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
Stroke survivor stories
Every 40 seconds in America, someone suffers a stroke and more than 150,000 a year people die. Learn what you need to know from these deadly brain attacks.
abc27 teamed up with Penn State Hershey Stroke Center to discuss medical conditions pertaining to strokes. View our patient stories below:
Learn more about stroke awareness:
- Stroke Smart 2018 – abc27 (full presentation)
- What is a stroke and what are the symptoms?
- Who is most at risk for a stroke?
- Why is there an increase in younger people having strokes?
- Can stroke symptoms last 10 minutes or less?
- Does Botox really help stroke patients recover?
- How does the Penn State Health TeleStroke Program help stroke patients at other hospitals?
- What are the benefits of a “comprehensive” Stroke Center?
Stroke support group
This group provides monthly programs of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers as well as an opportunity for support and socialization. Sessions are typically held the second Wednesday of each month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital.
Registration is not required and there is not a fee to attend.
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the May 29, June 12 and June 26 sessions will be held via Zoom. For information on how to attend, please contact the Penn State Stroke Center at 717-531-7875.
Facilitator: Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN