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May 30, 2018

Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment

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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

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

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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

Young Minnesota Man Survives an Older Man’s Emergency

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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

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


February 10, 2017

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

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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


September 9, 2016

Why I Walk: Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa

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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


June 30, 2016

Quick Access to Stroke Experts Through Telemedicine Makes All the Difference for George Hoggard

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George Hoggard knows a thing or two about the importance of a rapid response. A former firefighter, the 78-year-old Titusville, Florida, resident spent the better part of his 42-year career teaching astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center how to escape to safety in the event of an emergency on the launch pad. He also was […]

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Tags: Dr. David Barrett, Florida Campus, Mayo Clinic Care Network, stroke, Stroke Telemedicine


June 26, 2016

Former Airman, Stroke Survivor Tells of Life Punctuated by Commas

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When stroke survivor R. Brady Johnson first visited Mayo Clinic nearly nine years ago, his doctors didn’t quite know what to make of him. Not only was his stroke, at age 31, unusual, but his post-stroke physicality surprised the team of neurologists he’d come to see. It had been just over a year since Brady, […]

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Tags: Cerebral Hemorrhage, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, stroke


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


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