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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.

Maura Stine’s Story

Chronic Pain Patient Finds Solace, Relief

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.

andy simon

Buoyed By Clinical Trial, Brain Cancer Patient Marks 5 Years Cancer-Free

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.

Frances Noonan and a young boy.

Returning Home to Receive Pioneering Treatment

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.

Jason Korber stands outside his house

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Emerges From Cooling Therapy Without Neurological Effects

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.

stroke emergency

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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