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May 16th, 2014

#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

It’s been almost three years since Sean Bretz collapsed. Unbeknownst to the then 23-year-old U.S. Coast Guardsman, a giant aneurysm had burst in his brain, causing a massive stroke. “His prognosis was grim,” neurosurgeon Rabih Tawk, M.D., recalls. “We used every technology available to help him.” Despite complications and issues, which required him to be induced into […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, bretz, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Rehabilitation, Sean Bretz, stroke, stroke center, therapy


May 9th, 2014

#StrokeMonth: It’s a Numbers Game

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Written by Lesia Mooney, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Florida. 795,000. That’s the number of people annually in the United States who have a stroke. 130,000. That’s the number of Americans who die each year due to stroke.  $36.5 billion. That’s the cost of stroke annually, which includes the cost of health care […]

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Tags: American Stroke Association, High Blood Pressure, high cholesterol, Lesia Mooney, MayoClinicFL, stroke, stroke center, strokemonth


May 18th, 2009

Stroke Awareness: Do you know the signs?

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Despite the fact that I have been a Mayo Clinic employee for almost 19 years, and have worked for over five of those years with our comprehensive Stroke Center, I was shocked to find out that I didn’t know all the signs and symptoms of stroke! It’s not just slurred speech or drooping of the […]

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Tags: Florida, Jacksonville, stroke, stroke center, stroke symptoms, stroke team


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