Robynne Braun, MD, PhD Discusses Stroke

For immediate release: March 13, 2017

Your Health Segment Features Experts on Stroke Treatment and Recovery

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland. 

UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Next Show
Monday, March 13, 2017
7:30pm

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, that’s nearly 800,000 people who have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes. Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year, that’s one in every 20 deaths.

Carolyn Cronin, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine & Neurologist, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Robynne Braun, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine & Co-Director of Stroke Rehab Unit, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, will be on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show to discussing signs of stroke, treatment for stroke and rehabilitation options.

  • Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the leading preventable cause of disability.
  • More women than men have strokes each year, in part because women live longer.
  • 87% of strokes are classified as ischemic. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or a mass blocks a blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to a part of the brain.
  • African-Americans are more impacted by stroke than any other racial group within the American populations

Have a question related to stroke? Submit your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Monday at 7:30pm to see if your question is used on the show.

Carolyn Cronin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Neurologist,
University of Maryland Medical Center






Robynne Braun, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Co-Director of Stroke Rehab Unit,
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute