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Young girl’s blinding headaches blamed on periods actually a STROKE

Budding dancer Georgia Smith, 13, was suffering a bad headache in January. When the headache returned, accompanied by projectile vomiting, she visited the doctor. They believed she was suffering from a migraine and the school girl was sent home with … Continue reading

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As more Canadians survive strokes, more live with stroke-induced disabilities

A new study suggests the number of Canadians living with stroke-induced disabilities will rise substantially over the next couple of decades. More people are surviving strokes — a good news story about what can be a devastating and even fatal … Continue reading

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Doctors refused to believe I’d had a stroke at 17

WHEN 17-year-old Bethany Sinfield woke in the middle of the night unable to swallow she staggered from her bedroom to wake her parents. “I was really panicking, my head was throbbing and I was losing all feeling down the left … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, stroke patients learn to speak again–in two languages

Aphasia patients, often elderly and carrying the burdens of life, have seen their lives changed dramatically–in many ways, for the worse. So how did one rehabilitation group, deep in Brooklyn, become the happiest place in New York City? Read this … Continue reading

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American Heart Association Stroke Guidelines Support Using Stent Retrieval Device

A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes are caused … Continue reading

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