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Steve and his family celebrate with the Macedonia EMS squad and members of the UH Ahuja Stroke Thrombectomy Team that saved his life

Quick Teamwork Saves Patient From Major Stroke and Paralysis

While on a phone call with a coworker, Steve started to slur his speech. When his coworker went to check on him, he found Steve slumped in his chair. Thankfully, his coworker recognized the symptoms and called 9-1-1 right away.

Matt and Laura Antenucci

Quick Action Saves Man From Debilitating Effects of Stroke

Strokes in young patients are uncommon, but when they do occur, an injury to the blood vessel called an artery dissection is a common cause -- occurring in up to 20 percent of young adults.

Tom and Janet Hintz

New Medicine 'Like a Miracle' for Longtime Migraine Sufferer

For Janet Hintz, 58, migraines had become a way of life, since her first one at the age of 14. In October 2020, one of Janet's headaches led to a major scare.

Overweight woman walking with mask and bottled water

How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

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Feeling Stroke Symptoms? Don't Let COVID-19 Fears Keep You From the ER

Many physicians think the fear of COVID-19 is preventing stroke victims from seeking out emergency care that could save their life and reduce their risk of disability from a stroke.

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Serious Symptoms? The ER Is Still the Best for Medical Emergencies

Many emergency departments, such as those at UH, have procedures in place to screen and separate COVID-19 patients to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus to staff and other patients.

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Depression: Unexpected Consequence of Heart Attack, Heart Surgery or Stroke

Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.

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How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Having a Stroke

Many conditions can damage blood vessels on the inside, leading to more of the plaques that can block blood flow in those vessels. Learn about steps you can take to reduce your risk of having a stroke.

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