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May 15, 2018

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter’s Wedding

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Josephine Huang, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Telestroke


September 22, 2017

Expert Stroke Care has Allen Witcher Walking, Cooking and Dancing Again

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After a stroke, Allen Witcher required complex surgery, followed by months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Thanks to that comprehensive treatment, Allen now relishes each new day he has to enjoy.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Rabih Tawk, stroke


May 9, 2017

Stroke of Luck — Quick Response and New Treatment Keep Curtis Wood in the Game

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Quick assessment and expert care are key to successful stroke treatment. Curtis Wood benefitted from both through Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Eidelman, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. W. David Freeman, Telestroke


February 10, 2017

Playing Piano Again After Stroke Is Music to Judith Johnson’s Ears

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

In October 2016, Judith Johnson, Ph.D. — who is retired from the library at Florida State College at Jacksonville — was at home recovering from back surgery. While she was sitting in bed talking on the phone with a friend, something suddenly went wrong. Judith felt herself sliding in between the bed and the nightstand. […]

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Brown, stroke


September 17, 2016

Artist Back at the Drawing Board After A Stroke

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Shirley and Bob Gessner have weathered some tough times during their 56 years of marriage. But nothing could have prepared Shirley for the night of April 10, 2015, when she awoke at 3:30 a.m. to a thud — the sound of her husband falling out of bed. “I asked him what was the matter, but […]

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Comprehensive Stroke Center, diabetes, Dr. David A. Miller, Florida Campus, stroke, Thrombectomy, tPA


May 23, 2016

Celebrating 40 Twice as Nice After Recovery From Surprising Stroke

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It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and despite having house guests, Sherry Pinkstaff, Ph.D., awoke at 6 a.m., just as she did every day, and began planning her morning run. Sherry, then 39, ran daily. Exercise was important to her. After all, she’d made it her career. She was a professor of physical therapy at […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Brown, Florida Campus, Patent Foramen Ovale, Sherry Pinkstaff, stroke


May 11, 2015

Brain Hemorrhage Can’t Keep Cyclist From Pedaling On

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

At age 42, Donnie DeWitt was the picture of health. A former Marine, he loved to run, surf and was an avid cyclist. But three years ago, while on a bike ride near his home in St. Augustine, Florida, Donnie collapsed. He’d suffered a massive brain hemorrhage that led to a stroke. He was brought […]

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Tags: brain hemorrhage, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Ronald Reimer, Florida Campus, stroke


May 4, 2015

Young Stroke Survivor Raises Awareness and Educates

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Amy Edmunds, founder of YoungStroke. In 2002, I was a daily commuter to Capitol Hill who worked in sales management. Never did I think I would someday return to testify as a patient advocate at Congressional hearings on behalf of young stroke survivors. But then again, never […]

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. David Miller, Florida Campus, stroke


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