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  • Different Types of Strokes

    Different Types of Strokes
    A stroke occurs when there is a blocked or burst blood vessel in the brain, cutting off blood flow. However, not all strokes are the same. The location and type of stroke will impact how a patient is ...
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  • What is a Stroke?

    What is a Stroke?
    According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the leading cause of disability. The good news? As many as 80% of strokes may ...
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  • The Health Benefits of Dance

    The Health Benefits of Dance
    From ballroom to hip-hop and salsa to ballet, there are many forms of dancing. And dancing is as popular today as it's ever been. We love to watch other people dance. Reality shows like So You Think ...
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  • Harry G.

    Harry G.

    Kentfield San Francisco

    Harry Grecousis was ready to give up on life before he arrived at Kentfield Hospital San Francisco. Harry had lost a lot of weight and had severe shortness of breath. He went to the emergency room at a local hospital and the diagnosis was terrifying. Harry had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He spent two weeks in ICU on a ventilator and felt “trapped in bed all day.” Depressed, Harry felt no hope for recovery. Then, Harry came to Kentfield ... Harry Grecousis was ready to give up on life before he arrived at Kentfield Hospital San Francisco. Harry had lost a lot of weight and had severe ... Read More
  • Valerie C.

    Valerie C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my husband, my family, my dogs and spending time with my friends," Valerie stated. "Cleaning, cooking and caring for people really makes me happy!" Like many who care for others, Valerie's lived an extremely busy life. Then one day, a series of events occurred that would change all that. "I had flu-like symptoms, difficulty swallowing, and a ... Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my ... Read More
  • Angela P.

    Angela P.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Angela Parks was a busy, working mother of three young children when her life changed suddenly. Charles, her four-year-old son, tried waking her one morning. Right away, it was clear something wasn’t right. Angela’s left arm and leg weren’t working right and she was having great difficulty speaking. Charles called for help, and his mother was sent to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a stroke. Because of her stroke, Angela could no longer walk on her own. She could not care for ... Angela Parks was a busy, working mother of three young children when her life changed suddenly. Charles, her four-year-old son, tried waking her one ... Read More
  • David J.

    David J.

    Kentfield Hospital

    David Jensen left New York for a six-month construction project in California. During the final month of the project, David fell thirty feet to the ground while framing the roof. He woke up three days later in ICU at a local hospital, thinking he had been in a car accident. David was unsure of what had happened. He had fourteen broken bones, lost 13 units of blood and required a ventilator. David spent one month at this hospital. He had ten surgeries for his injuries. After that month, ... David Jensen left New York for a six-month construction project in California. During the final month of the project, David fell thirty feet to the ... Read More
  • Steve W.

    Steve W.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Steve, 63, has spent a lot of time in-and-out of hospitals recently. Acute respiratory failure, along with acute kidney injuries requiring hemodialysis, have taken their toll on him. Steve admitted to Saint Anthony North Hospital with shortness of breath. He discharged home, but his respiratory issues led to a return. Upon readmission, the decision was made to transfer to Porter Hospital for aggressive vent management. There, Steve underwent weeks of continued treatment, but suffered ... Steve, 63, has spent a lot of time in-and-out of hospitals recently. Acute respiratory failure, along with acute kidney injuries requiring ... Read More
  • Bob B.

    Bob B.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    "It started quite suddenly. I was just starting to settle in for the night, watching TV at home with Lexie, my long-haired Chihuahua, when I suddenly couldn’t move my right hand or right leg. I called six or eight times to my wife, who was watching TV at the other end of the house. She quickly understood it was an emergency situation and called 9-1-1. The paramedics took me to Eisenhower where I was given a TPA injection, and where I had a CAT scan and an MRI. A blood clot had gone to my ... "It started quite suddenly. I was just starting to settle in for the night, watching TV at home with Lexie, my long-haired Chihuahua, when I suddenly ... Read More
  • Mark F.

    Mark F.

    Vibra Hospital of Amarillo, Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo

    One day when crossing the street, Mark Fourmentin was struck by a motor vehicle. The accident left Mark with multiple injuries, including fractures of the skull, femur, tibia, fibula, ribs, and vertebrae. He admitted to Northwest Texas Hospital (NWTH) for his injuries. Upon arrival at NWTH, Mark was evaluated and placed in surgical ICU. His physicians consulted and developed the needed plan of treatment. After multiple surgeries and 16 days at NWTH, he discharged to Vibra Hospital of ... One day when crossing the street, Mark Fourmentin was struck by a motor vehicle. The accident left Mark with multiple injuries, including fractures of ... Read More
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