Neuroscience Articles

Stroke Recovery in the Middle Years

At 49, Shannon's life took an unexpected turn when a stroke struck without warning. “When I woke up, I was not able to move. I tried to move, but when I got up, I fell,” Shannon says. “My niece had noticed there's something wrong, so she called 911. They came and took...

The Power of Prompt Action: A Stroke, Fast Treatment and Recovery at St. Francis Medical Center

Although Ms. Willie Mae Davis downplays her experience of having a stroke last November at her home in Bosco, her story is a testament to the importance of fast treatment and care for stroke. “When it happened, it just happened all at once,” Ms. Davis, 78, remembers....

Daughter’s Quick Thinking Leads to Father’s Stroke Recovery

Picture a typical Sunday morning in December. A dad is making breakfast for his daughters before his youngest’s final “Mississippi Ballet Nutcracker” performance. For Ryan McBride, 46, this normal morning routine ended with a medical emergency. Thanks to his...

Protect Your Brain: Understanding Stroke Signs, Treatment and Prevention

Stroke is a leading cause of death in Mississippi and Louisiana, but learning the signs, symptoms and risk factors for stroke can save lives.  Ruth K. Fredericks, MD, neurologist and neuro-oncologist who is co-medical director of St. Dominic Hospital’s Comprehensive...