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May 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia 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 9, 2014 · Leave a Comment

#StrokeMonth: It’s a Numbers Game

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia 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 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Stroke Awareness: Do you know the signs?

By CSMMayo 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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