New York Daily News - Dr. Carolyn Brockington: "Daily Checkup: Sensible Lifestyle Changes Can Go a Long Way toward Preventing Strokes"
Sharon Stone, New England Pats linebacker Tedy Bruschi, Candice Bergen, Hugh Hefner — all celebrities who have survived a stroke, as do some 700,000 Americans each year. “Stroke is an injury to the brain caused by an interruption of blood flow — either because an artery is blocked or a blood vessel ruptures,” says the director of the Stroke Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, Carolyn Brockington, MD. “Though many people associate having a stroke with becoming disabled, there’s actually a lot we can do to treat stroke and many patients regain their quality of life — there’s also a lot you can do to prevent stroke in the first place.” Brockington is a vascular neurologist who specializing in treating disorders of the brain and blood vessels. May is Stroke Awareness Month. Learn more
-Dr. Carolyn Brockington, Director, The Stroke Center, Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s