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Experts Offer Lifesaving Quiz in Time for Nat’l Stroke Prevention Month

2019-06-16 06:58:43 Health and Fitness


The recent deaths of Oscar-nominated director John Singleton and actor Luke Perry have turned the spotlight on strokes, the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Board-certified internist Michael Tehrani, who serves on the medical team at Brand New Day, a Medicare Advantage prescription plan available in 12 California counties, says that the better we understand strokes, the less chance we will fall victim to them.
In observance of National Stroke Prevention Month in May, Tehrani and the team at Brand New Day are encouraging the public to take the following quiz:

1. A stroke is caused by

A. Blocked blood vessel in the brain
B. Bleeding in the brain
C. Lack of oxygen to the brain
D. All of the above

2. What is the acronym designed for the public to detect strokes

A. S.T.R.O.K.E.
B. S.T.O.P.
C. F.A.C.E.
D. H.E.L.P.

3.The incidence of stroke is occurring more and more among Americans 65+

A. True
B. False

4. Which risk factor causes strokes the most

A. Obesity
B. Smoking
C. High blood pressure
D. Excessive stress

5. Men suffer strokes more than women

A. True
B. False

6. Is “brain attack” is another name for a stroke?

A. True
B. False

7. A “mini-stroke” (aka transient ischemic attack) is:

A. Bursted blood vessel in the brain
B. Stroke symptoms experienced for less than 24 hours
C. Severe headache ten times greater than a migraine
D. No such thing…a stroke is a stroke

8. What part of the U.S. suffers the most strokes per capita

A. East Coast
B. West Coast
C. Midwest
D. Southeast

9. Per capita, whites suffer stroke more often than blacks and Hispanics

A. True
B. False

10. Stroke complications are always permanent?

A. True
B. False


2.C (F - facial drooping A - arm weakness S - speech difficulty T - time to call 911)
3.B (stats show strokes are on the decline among older Americans but on the rise among the younger generation with 1 of 7 strokes occurring in those ages 15 to 49)
5.B (stroke is more common in women than men, and women of all ages are more likely than men to die from stroke. Pregnancy and use of birth control pills pose special stroke risks for women)
6.A true (A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted (ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). In either of these cases, brain cells begin to die because blood can't reach them and they can't get the oxygen and nutrients they need to function)
9.D (known as the “stroke belt” because death rates among those living in this region are 10% higher than the rest of the country; diet and sedentary lifestyle among contributors)
10. F (Complications may be temporary or permanent depending on how long the brains was deprived of oxygen and which part of the brain was affected. Therapy following a stroke is essential part of recovery.)

Some of the Brand New Day plans are available without premiums or copayments for primary care doctor visits. For qualifying members, it covers transportation to and from medical appointments; vision, dental and acupuncture services; 24-hour/day nurse and physician line; and health and life coaches. In addition, Brand New Day offers the Embrace Plan for those with heart disease, hypertension and/or diabetes, Bridges for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and Harmony for those disabled by mental illness including major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and paranoid disorder.
Those with chronic illnesses are not only treated medically, but in a variety of other ways including:

· Education about the member’s chronic or ongoing medical conditions and avoidable risks
· Nutrition
· Exercise
· Self-testing and monitoring
· Medication adherence to doctor orders
· Preventive care planning
· Linkage to community support programs

Brand New Day is the Medicare product name of Universal Care, Inc., a privately held California Knox-Keene Healthcare Service Plan licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care and contracted with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Medicare Advantage contractor. Universal Care, Inc. is owned and operated by an experienced group of managed care executives and physicians. Universal Care, Inc. was founded in 1983. For more information, visit

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