It’s the “DAWN” of a new day in stroke care. The latest research presented at Overlook Medical Center’s 18th Annual Stroke Symposium suggests that the window of treatment for some stroke patients may be wider than originally thought. The findings of the DAWN study show that certain patients with “slow-growing” strokes may benefit from surgical removal of brain clots, also known as thrombectomy, up to 24 hours after the on-set of symptoms. While physicians recognize that earlier treatment is always preferred, this research validates the success of clot removal procedures. Read more >

Stroke Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Stroke Support Group
This group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Third Thursday of the month; 1:00 to 3:00pm
Monsignor John F. Corr Stroke and Neuro Education, Treatment and Research Center
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Ground Floor, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Caregivers Meeting
Anyone caring for a stroke survivor can receive mutual support and encouragement.
         •Second Tuesday of every month, 12:30 to 1:30pm
          3rd Floor SOULarium
         •First Thursday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
          3rd Floor SOULarium
         •Third Thursday of every month, 2:00 to 3:00pm
          1st Floor, conference room in the back of the cafeteria

Atlantic Rehabilitation, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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