May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Approximately 795,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association – meaning that nearly every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. Around two-thirds of stroke survivors will require rehabilitation services to help them live fuller, more independent lives after being treated in the hospital.
Dr. Ron Barebo, neurologist and medical director of the stroke program at Encompass Health of Huntington, discusses the warning signs of stroke and treatment options, including the importance of comprehensive rehabilitation, in an interview with WSAZ News Channel 3. Encompass Health of Huntington has earned The Joint Commission’s disease-specific certification for stroke rehabilitation.