Last updated 5 days ago
In wake of the passing of Robin Williams, we have learned that he had early stages of Parkinson’s disease. While there is no cure for the disease yet there are many ways to help out treat the effects including physical therapy. If one of your loved ones is effected by this disease the dedicated individuals in our Physical Therapy department can help teach muscle-strengthening exercises. Please call our consult-a-nurse number to find out more information 1-888-741-5120.
Last updated 14 days ago
Did you know that stroke is one of the top five causes of death in the United States? This video explains how to detect the warning signs of this serious health event.
When a stroke occurs, it stops blood flow to the brain, and the subsequent death of brain cells can cause several side effects. For instance, a stroke can produce slurred speech. This condition can also lead to visible complications. If a friend or family member has partial facial paralysis or limpness, contact emergency care. Limb weakness is another warning sign. The sooner ER help is sought, the less likely that a stroke will cause severe disability or death.
The Stroke Center at Oak Hill Hospital offers fast and effective stroke care for Brooksville patients. Call us today at (352) 398-4240 for more information on our hospital services.
Last updated 20 days ago
Do your children love to go to the pool or explore the neighborhood when summer arrives? While the warm weather months can make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors, they can also increase the likelihood of certain pediatric emergencies.
During the summer, insects increase in number. As a result, children may be more susceptible to ant or bee stings, which can cause severe allergic reactions. Being outside during hot and humid weather can also make kids more vulnerable to the effects of the heat. Active children may suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke if they do not consume enough fluids or take breaks from the outdoors. Land and water activities can also increase the risk of sports-related injuries, including bone fractures, concussions, and sprains.
Oak Hill Hospital offers emergency care services that cater specifically to the needs of our pediatric patients. Our Pediatric Emergency Care Center can see to it that your child receives the friendly and attentive treatment he requires. To find out more about our ER options, call our Brooksville hospital at (352) 398-4240.