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Isaac Kolstad Recovers From Blood Clot, Prepares For Another Brain Surgery

Former Minnesota State University – Mankato football player, Issac Kolstad, has shown signs of improvement after he was treated for a blood clot last week. Kolsatd has been in a coma since he sustained head injury during an assault in downtown Mankato, Minn. roughly a month ago. Kolstad was treated for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur when someone is bedridden and blood does not flow properly.

06/12/2014

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After Brutal Attack, St. Paul Man Is Beating The Odds

A young man who was nearly beaten to death two months ago says the community’s support has carried him through. Raymond Widstrand, 26, was walking on Payne Avenue in St. Paul east side when he was brutally attacked by a group of people. He suffered protracted loss of brain function, and doctors weren’t sure if he was going to live. Widstrand’s now taking it day-by-day in the hospital, where he reads hundreds of comments from strangers on his CaringBridge site.

10/06/2013

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U Of M Doctors Use Super Glue In 2 Rare Child Brain Surgeries

At the moment, 2-year-old Lydia Kohler is sailing through life. But her mother, Anna Kohler, says Lydia’s life was at a standstill last year. “[We thought]this could be the last time we, I don’t know, put her to bed – and that was really scary,” Kohler said. The blood in Lydia’s brain started flowing into a cavity, a pouch that ballooned in her head. Lydia’s condition stopped two young University of Minnesota doctors in their tracks: Dr. Bharathi Jagadeesan and Dr. Andrew Grande.

09/09/2013

Skull Freezer

‘Skull Freezer’ Helps Brain Surgery Patients Bounce Back

“Skull freezer” is certainly not a technical medical term, but most hospitals have one. The freezer helps to store bone flaps of the skull during the crucial waiting period between brain surgeries.

09/03/2012

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MN Hospital Using New Device To Treat Deadly Aneurysms

It doesn’t take a doctor to know that open brain surgery is as invasive a procedure as they come. Now, a Twin Cities hospital is taking the lead with a new procedure that helps patients avoid brain surgery all together.

05/02/2012

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