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August 11, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Pharmacist advocates for stroke awareness

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

A pharmacist for a regional grocer, health and wellness was the foundation of Faye Baracats’ life. She advocated daily to her patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and exercising. Faye, 42, and mom to two teenagers, also practiced what she preached. She followed a Mediterranean diet and exercised regularly. During her […]

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Tags: cerebrovascular disease, COVID-19, faye baracats, MayoClinicFL, stroke


May 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Speaking out for stroke awareness

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ilah Breen was visiting her daughter in early April this year when she realized something was amiss. “I was knitting, and everything was fine. The next thing I knew, my knitting made no sense. The needles didn’t completely disappear, but they got blurry. And I couldn’t figure out what the yarn was,” recalls the 72-year-old […]

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Tags: cerebrovascular disease, Ilah Breen, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Thrombectomy


May 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Medication, surgery help Lloyd Heubner quickly recover after stroke

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Lloyd Huebner of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, believes in giving back to the community. For 17 years, he has been involved with Little League Baseball, ranging from coaching to building fields at local schools. He also builds temporary wheelchair ramps for families in need as part of Interfaith Caregivers in Burnett County, Wisconsin. “Over my lifetime, […]

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Tags: Angela Oldenberg, Dr. Samuel Evers, Lloyd Heubner, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, stroke, Telestroke


May 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Scharf, Dr. Harry Cloft, Dr. Jennifer Fugate, Neuro intensive care unit, stroke


May 15, 2018 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic 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


February 22, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Young Minnesota Man Survives an Older Man’s Emergency

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

At age 32, Doug Larsen didn’t look like someone who would have a stroke. But he did. Fortunately, prompt diagnosis and treatment curtailed the damage and helped speed Doug’s recovery.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, stroke, Stroke Telemedicine


September 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


February 10, 2017 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic 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 · Leave a Comment

Artist Back at the Drawing Board After A Stroke

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


September 9, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Why I Walk: Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Editor’s note: In this article, Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa, an intern in Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, shares her story and discusses why she participates in the First Coast Heart Walk, an annual event sponsored by Mayo Clinic. Growing up, I was always overweight. During my teenage years, in particular, I struggled — losing and gaining […]

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Tags: Cardiology, First Coast Heart Walk, Heart Disease, stroke


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