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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.
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.
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.
A constant drumbeat of pain reverberates throughout Maura Stine’s life. Born with a debilitating connective tissue disease, she experienced frequent joint dislocations that could send her spiraling into despair.
Three college graduations. Three family weddings. The births of two grandchildren. Andy “Superman” Simon has cherished each of these milestones since he was diagnosed five years ago with one of the deadliest and most challenging cancers to treat.
A Colorado woman enrolled in a UH clinical trial that combines immunotherapy with laser-guided surgery for treatment of a recurrent brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme.
Doctors had no idea how many minutes Jason Korber was dead before family attempts at CPR and an ambulance brought him to the ER. Doctors plunged him into therapeutic hypothermia to give him a chance of regaining consciousness.
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.