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 Oct 17
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Notice: Hospital Annual Community Meetings
The 2016 ARMC public Board Meeting has been scheduled for November 17, 2016.

As required by the State, we will hold two separate meetings, one after the other, at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter Conference Room, 2500 English Creek Road, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234 with the City Campus at 4:30 p.m. and Mainland Campus at 5 p.m.

Oct 24
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‘AtlantiCare Heroes of Hair’ No-Shave November Campaign to support Treasure the Moment Fund


Oct 21
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AtlantiCare to mark opening of first phase of AtlantiCare Health Park, Manahawkin Campus


Oct 17
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AtlantiCare to host fifth annual Diversity & Inclusion Event “Rhythm of Inclusion”


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 From the Well4Life Blog 




When it’s a stroke, don’t delay – Go for medical help right away

Happy-CoupleEvery 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke! A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, cutting off oxygen and food from brain tissue.

Like heart disease, a stroke is a medical emergency in which every instant counts. 

  • Immediate action minimizes brain damage and lessens potential complications.   
  • Failure to take immediate action results in brain cells beginning to die.    
  • Like heart disease, strokes can be treated and prevented. 


  • Fewer people are permanently disabled or die from stroke.  
    Hundreds of stroke survivors are alive today due to specialty treatment centers, such as the Heart Institute at ARMC.

There are two types of strokes:

  • Ischemic:  The major cause, occurring in 87 percent of stroke victims, is a blocked brain artery resulting in an insufficient supply of blood to the brain
  • Hemorrhagic: Occurs in approximately 13 percent of victims: rupture of brain artery bleeding into or around the brain

What are the symptoms of Stroke?

  • Stumbling
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of coordination
  • Trouble speaking or being understood
    • Slurring words
    • Explaining your symptoms
  • Paralysis or numbness on one side of your face
  • Paralysis or numbness on one side of your body
  • Trouble with seeing out of one or both eyes

If you or someone around you is experiencing stroke symptoms, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

How is a stroke treated?

Whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, stroke is treated in three stages:

  • Prevention
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation


Therapies are based on treating risk factors

  • Medications
  • Surgical intervention
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting

The type of prevention, intervention therapy, or surgery, depends on the type of stroke and the individual. 

Getting immediate medical care is critical. It can meant the difference between complete recovery and a lifetime of disability.

Always dial 9-1-1 for stroke symptoms

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