Stroke

Mike Dougherty
August 30, 2020 - 2:00 am
COVID-19 has been causing neurological problems in some people, including stroke, and researchers at Rowan University think they know why. Dr. Peter Galie and his team have discovered that the coronavirus is shrinking those cell walls.
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In this August 2020 photo provided by the Mount Sinai Health System, neurologist Dr. Alexandra Reynolds holds part of a device that tracks blood flow in the brain, at a hospital in New York. Reynolds was checking comatose COVID-19 patients for signs of a stroke when she stumbled onto a new clue about how the coronavirus may harm the lungs - thanks to a test that uses tiny air bubbles and a robot. (Mount Sinai Health System via AP)
AP News Staff
August 19, 2020 - 10:14 am
A doctor checking comatose COVID-19 patients for signs of a stroke instead stumbled onto a new clue about how the virus may harm the lungs -- thanks to a test that used tiny air bubbles and a robot. Dr. Alexandra Reynolds, a neurologist at New York's Mount Sinai Health System, initially was baffled...
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Rebecca Crockett
October 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - Just more than three years ago, Joey Gallagher was four-years-old and experienced two consecutive seizures. His mother Leila says after the second, the doctor was quick to order an MRI. "He had not only an old stroke on his brain, but he has an extremely rare brain disease called...
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Rebecca Crockett
May 13, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Kansas City, MO - May is National Stroke Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to learn the signs and risk factors. On July 25th, 2018 Angie Read Doyal awoke, unable to move her left side. It was early and she thought maybe her arm and leg was just asleep. She woke her husband by thrashing in...
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Kansas City's Morning News
January 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Mason was complaining of a headache. His mom thought, well, her 8-year-old been out in the sun all day. No big deal, she thought. Kids get headaches sometimes. But the next day, when Mason began drooling and had trouble talking... she and Mason's step-father knew something bad was happening, and...
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Kara Marxer
July 18, 2017 - 6:22 am
A new study warns that more young people are suffering from a potentially fatal affliction usually associated with older people, strokes. Scientific American magazine recently completed a survey and found that more people, especially here in the Midwest, are suffering from strokes at younger ages,...
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Kara Marxer
May 31, 2017 - 6:32 am
Shawnee Mission Health is touting new technology that doctors say could help save the lives of stroke patients. Software called RAPID can send CAT scan images directly to a neurologist's smart phone. The idea is to give specialists more time to determine whether patients need more advanced...
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