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#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

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 [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Just Keep Trying: Kids and Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

The Patient Education video titled Just Keep Trying: Kids and Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (PAP) helps kids understand how important it is to use PAP.  Several kids share their experience about getting used to the therapy machine and that it helps them sleep better and gives them more energy.  Parents [...]

Created by makalajohnson

Chris Norton wins Courage in Sports Award!

The below excerpts come from a USA Today article: Chris Norton, a sophomore football player at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) who suffered a catrostrophic injury in a game last year, received the 2011 CBS America's Choice Honor for "Courage in Sports" Sunday. After suffering the injury, Norton was taken to [...]

Created by makalajohnson

A Family Member's Point of View

By Lindsay Engelstad I was not a patient at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, but my mother was. Prior to her going into the hospital, I always hear people say “Go to the Mayo Clinic it is the best place to be if you are sick”. Yeah right, it is a hospital [...]

Created by makalajohnson