Request iConnect Access
A revolutionary procedure called thrombectomy can treat severe strokes, but most hospitals in the U.S. don’t perform it
People who suffer severe strokes here can avoid the worst if stricken within a 30-minute ambulance ride to Rhode Island Hospital, the region’s only comprehensive stroke-treatment facility.
As a radiologist who specializes in the lungs and heart, I have seen too many examples of how devastating lung cancer can be for patients and their families. Many of my patients have been smoking for decades, starting when they were very young, or even kids. Quitting can be extremely difficult, and even after someone conquers the addiction, there are long-term health effects from smoking.
Too few current and former smokers are aware that a new method of lung-cancer screening may be available to them, and may even save their lives. Low-dose CT screening enables early detection of lung cancer, before it causes any signs or symptoms. It allows doctors to find and treat the cancer before it spreads.