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Thursday, March 08, 2012 - Pocono Medical Center Promotes National Call-To-Action Aimed at Keeping Brain Health Top of Mind

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Pocono Medical Center Promotes National Call-To-Action Aimed at Keeping Brain Health Top of Mind

A nationwide initiative is building awareness on the significance of brain health and how it can affect our lives. Pocono Medical Center (PMC) has launched Avoid a Brain Wreck, which discusses the symptoms and types of brain disease. “We are thrilled to take this step in educating the community on the important topic of brain health,” says Paulette Nish, Vice President of Patient Care/CNO at Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center.

The most common symptoms of brain disease are seizures, which can generally be classified in two categories, focal (partial) seizures, which occur on a single side of the brain; and generalized, which is the result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain. Common brain disorders include Alzheimer’s disease, which affects an estimated 5 million Americans, as well as brain cancer, epilepsy and stroke, among others. While many brain disorders are treatable through physical therapy, medication or surgery, they remain incurable.

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For more information on Avoid a Brain Wreck, please visit PoconoHealthSystem.org.

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Avoid a Brain Wreck is nationally supported by Spirit of Women and presented locally by PMC.

Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. Visit spiritofwomen.com.

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