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Success Story: Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital

In April 2019, Richard Russell experienced difficulty breathing and a tight pain in his chest. Alarmed, he visited the emergency room, where he later discovered he had a mild heart attack. After a series of tests were conducted, doctors discovered that Russell had major blockages in his heart and would require double bypass surgery. This was most shocking to Russell, considering that exactly one year ago, in May 2018, he had suffered a stroke.

Success Story: Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital

In November of 2016, Thanksgiving week, John Mills suffered three strokes. Immediately his doctor recommended he undergo double bypass surgery and eight months later, in July 2017, he was scheduled for the operation. During the operation, John’s surgeon discovered that Mills was also suffering from a major cerebral vascular accident in which two heart valves needed to be replaced. Then, just one day after his surgery, Mills had another stroke.

Healthy Eating After A Stroke

A healthy diet is key to recovery after a stroke. But according to the National Stroke Association, 8-34 percent of stroke survivors suffer from malnutrition.

Wash the Germs Away

We’ve heard it all before – wash your hands often, especially during flu season. But does hand-washing really keep you from getting sick?

Physical Therapy vs. Opioids

Who among us hasn’t suffered the nuisance of a minor pain now and then? Usually, we can find quick relief with over-the-counter medications. But for those with chronic pain, stronger painkillers like opioids may be prescribed.

How Immunizations Help

Contrary to popular belief, immunization is more than getting a shot from the doctor’s office. So, how does the process of immunization affect your immune system?

Tips and Tricks to Help Your Memory

We’ve all had times when our memory has escaped us, and we know how frustrating that can be. Here are some easy tips and tricks to help improve your memory…

Heads Up on Preventing Brain Injuries

With the Winter Olympics on the horizon, many of us will be privy to some amazing athletic feats. But, a downside of this popular event includes the head injuries that have been known to come with the territory.

Blood Pressure – Understanding the Numbers

New guidelines released this past fall by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have changed the way you should be looking at your blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure is now defined as 130/80 and higher, which differs from the older definition of high blood pressure as 140/90 or higher.

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