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St. Luke's HealthNow to Premiere Latest Episode on April 15

The latest episode, Life-Saving Stroke Care, a co-production of St. Luke's University Health Network and ASR Media Productions, explores the topic of strokes and necessary treatments that can save a life.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - April 1, 2019 - PRLog -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. About 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Luckily, strokes are preventable and treatable. In this, the thirteenth episode of St. Luke's HealthNow, stroke experts explore the first signs and symptoms and treatment options that are available. St. Luke's University Health Network is certified by the American Heart Association as a Primary Stroke Center. The program will air Monday, April 15 at 6:30 PM on WFMZ Channel 69.

Taped before a live studio audience, Life-Saving Stroke Care presents a skilled lineup of St. Luke's specialists, including Dr. Daniel Ackerman, Director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology, and Dr. Martin Oselkin, Interventional Neuroradiologist, whose practice is focused on the treatment of patients suffering from vascular disorders of the brain and spine. The episode also features Dr. Richard Leung, Neuro-Hospitalist who recently joined the network after attending medical school at Ben Gurion University in Israel. Hosted by Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR Media Productions, the program is a collaboration with St. Luke's University Health Network.

"It was such a pleasure to take part in the St. Luke's HealthNow program," said Dr. Ackerman. "What a wonderful opportunity to bring high quality medical information from experts in the field right into the homes of our neighbors and patients. Not only as a part of the St Luke's family, but as a husband and father in this community, I feel like building medical literacy and empowering people to take command of their own health has never been more important."

St. Luke's HealthNow complements other St. Luke's health and wellness programming. Talk with Your Doctor is a 30-minute live call-in show now in its 21st year and The PEAK TV, also a co-production with ASR Media, offers viewers thought-provoking stories, tips for better health, and ways to be your best self.

St. Luke's HealthNow, Talk with Your Doctor, and The PEAK TV air in rotation every Monday at 6:30 PM on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Service Electric channel 508 and RCN channel 1007). Check local listings for show schedule and topics.

[Photo cred: St. Luke's University Health Network; from L-R: Ashley Russo, Dr. Daniel Ackerman, Dr. Martin Oselkin and Dr. Richard Leung]

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