dbinbrea, Author at RTH Stroke Foundation

Downey Patriot, July 18, 2013 For the third time in as many events, a person’s life was spared because of a life-saving screening at the Primary Stroke Prevention Seminar Wednesday at Rio Hondo Event Center. This remarkably successful series of events has provided free carotid artery, aortic abdominal aneurysm and blood pressure screenings for more […]

The Downey Patriot, May 23, 2013 The more than 200 people who attended the May stroke seminar in Downey got a real medical two-fer.  First they heard a compelling presentation on the causes of strokes and strategies to prevent them from Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center’s Amytis Towfighi, MD. Dr. Towfighi is Chair of […]

  The Downey Patriot, February 28, 2013 On a Wednesday at the Rio Hondo Event Center, more than 300 people attended a free stroke prevention seminar and took part in carotid artery screenings. At the doctor’s office, these screenings would have cost a total of more than $150,000. But on this day, the RTH Stroke […]

The Downey Patriot, February 21, 2013  When a front page story in The Downey Patriot announcing a stroke prevention seminar appeared last February, the response was overwhelming and a lot more. The 80 people who expressed interest the first day of the announcement ended up ballooning to well over 300 attendees by the day of […]

The Downey Patriot, February 7, 2013  The  piece opens with the odyssey of Sarah, a young mother who suffered her first stroke.  Its theme: Sarah’s stroke didn’t have to happen, and neither do the thousands of strokes that occur each day. The article goes on to describe the efforts of the RTH Foundation and others […]

From Keck School of Medicine of USC, Wednesday, August 23, 2012 Dr. Bruce Ovbiagele, professor of neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, gave the first Roxanna Todd Hodges Visiting Lectureship in Stroke Prevention and Education on July 31, 2012. Dr. Ovbiagele examined the connection between  chronic kidney disease and stroke. The lecture was […]

From Keck School of Medicine of USC, Wednesday, May 16, 2012  The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation, which is dedicated to preventing stroke, made a $6 million gift to establish the Roxanna Todd Hodges Comprehensive Stroke Clinic and the Roxanna Todd Hodges Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “This […]

There are 790,000 strokes in the U.S. annually, 610,000 of which are first-time strokes. Stroke is the Number 4 cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.

It’s natural for stroke survivors to get a serious case of the blues. Your world has been unexpectedly turned on its head. But you don’t have to go it alone during your recovery and beyond.  The RTH Stroke Foundation offers free twice monthly Stroke Support Groups where stroke survivors and their family members, friends and […]

Be looking for the following stroke warning signs: Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headaches with no known cause […]