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This week: Post-acute stroke care, pheochromocytoma, more

A team of specially trained people helps guide patients through recovery after a stroke, both in the hospital and after discharge.

Nurse and stroke outreach coordinator Josh Onyan and occupational therapist Jennifer Spieker describe this process, during which a patient is evaluated and helped with needs that might include therapy to recover speech or movement, as well as monitoring medications and overall health.

They note in this “HealthLink on Air” interview that young people are also affected by stroke and that each patient faces different challenges, often depending on what part of the brain was affected.

Also on this week’s show, surgeon Jesse Gutnick explains pheochromocytoma, a rare adrenal tumor, and its treatment, and child and adolescent psychologist Barbara Mettelman talks about teaching children to deal with stress and anxiety.

Tune in Sunday, July 14 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.