On Call: Health + Medicine: Stroke: Lifesaving Information

Air date: 11/02/2017

On Call: Health + Medicine

Stroke: Lifesaving Information

Premieres Thursday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m. on WLIW21

Premieres Sunday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN

Streams on oncallhealthmed.org on Monday, November 6


On Call: Health + Medicine examines state-of-the-art health care solutions, medical advances, and promising research. On Call invites leading physicians and scientists from NewYork-Presbyterian and other tri-state area hospitals to discuss new research and cutting-edge treatment of stroke, heart disease, mental health, and more.

Stroke, a disease which affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. But breakthroughs in medicine are improving a patient’s chances for a full recovery, and researchers are making significant strides in stroke treatment and prevention. In this episode, a panel of expert physicians discuss how the right care, administered the right way, can save lives.


Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor and SciTech Now host


  • Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Dr. Kevin Sheth, Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology at Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Matthew Fink, Neurologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Run time:

30 minutes

Series Overview:

On-Call: Health + Medicine explores advances in medicine, healthcare and research.

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Production Credits:

On Call: Health + Medicine is a production of WLIW LLC in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of WLIW21 and THIRTEEN, New York’s public television stations and operator of NJTV.

Ann Benjamin is director of On Call: Health + Medicine. Ally Gimbel is producer. Diane Masciale is vice president and general manager of WLIW21 and executive producer of local production, including the On Call: Health + Medicine series.


Funding for On Call: Health + Medicine is provided by The Starr Foundation, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family and the Essel Foundation.


About WNET
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.

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