Neurological Health, Chuck Olmstead Memorial Race

Neurological Health, Chuck Olmstead Memorial Race

Neurological Health, Chuck Olmstead Memorial Race

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 17 at 3:21 PM

(WHAS11) – The Norton Neuroscience Institute is showing off their tools to fight brain aneurysms at Churchill Downs.

On Friday afternoon, two neurosurgeons from Norton Brownsboro Hospital performed a live aneurysm coiling procedure via satellite.

 It was for the Louisville Stroke symposium at Churchill Downs.

 An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery. 

 The symposium is for physicians and nurses. The surgeons walked them through the whole process.

One in every three people in Kentuckiana will be affected by a neurological disorder at some point in life.

 
Our friend and colleague Chuck Olmstead will be honored with a race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

 It's the second annual Chuck Olmstead Memorial Race.

Chuck passed away last March after suffering from a brain aneurysm.  

The veteran reporter died at the age of 60.

The Chuck Olmstead Memorial Race will be the 7th race Saturday at Churchill Downs on Preakness Day.

The race will run around 4:00 p.m.
 

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