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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

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Your Health/Maryland Public TV: Signs and Symptoms of A Stroke – What To Watch For

Monday, May 20, 2019

On Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm

In Maryland, a stroke patient arrives at a hospital every thirty minutes. Strokes affect over 800,000 people each year, are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and are the number one leading cause of disability in America. Once thought of as a medical issue affecting primarily people in their older years, that is no longer the case.

Erin Brown, RN, a stroke certified nurse and the stroke coordinator for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, will be a guest on Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday night, May 20, at 7 p.m. discussing the signs and symptoms of stroke and what the preventable risk factors are that individuals need to be aware of.

Do you have a general question about stroke? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email your question to