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Esteemed neurologist Gayle Rebovich, MD leads the Stroke Program at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Alongside her lifesaving work in the American hospital, Gayle Rebovich, MD frequently lends her time and skills to charitable pursuits around the world. Among her many service projects, she has visited both India and Kenya to work with the Earthwatch Institute.

The Earthwatch Institute is dedicated to protecting the Earth and its inhabitants from all manner of threats, with a particular emphasis on problems caused by human activity. Since 1971, the international charity has worked diligently in order to change the world through education and advocacy.

Earthwatch members are currently working in Kenya to save the black rhino. Listed as critically endangered, black rhino numbers have dwindled from 20,000 in 1970 to just 540 today. Efforts to save this animal center on Earthwatch’s large-scale data collection project.

Volunteer researchers are busy studying the black rhino’s habitat requirements in order to learn how best to help them. Earthwatch participants are studying their territorial patterns, food consumption, and interactions with other non-human animals. This information will allow them to improve upon current nature reserves in the region and allocate resources in the most efficient way possible.

 

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Through Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Gayle Rebovich, MD, provides expert care to patients impacted by strokes and other neurological problems. Before becoming a physician, Gayle Rebovich, MD, earned her doctor of medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

When a physician examines a patient and determines he or she has suffered a stroke, it means that blood flow to a portion of that patient’s brain has ceased. It can also mean that a breach in a blood vessel has caused blood to spill onto the brain. Both conditions result in damage to brain tissues, giving rise to neurological symptoms like paralysis, weakness, confusion, and inability to speak or to interpret speech.

About 5 percent of all deaths in America result from strokes. Overall, more than 790,000 strokes occur each year in this country, killing about 130,000 patients. The kind of stroke that interrupts blood flow represents the vast majority, with only roughly 13 percent of strokes categorized as the bleeding or hemorrhagic variety.