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Minn. Company’s Heart Device Helps Stop Blood Clots

A new heart device made by a Minnesota company could help patients reduce their risk for dangerous clots, and get them off blood thinners for good. Millions of Americans across the country suffer from a disorder of the heart’s rhythm called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Up until now, the only way these patients could prevent a possible stroke was through blood thinners. For 69-year-old Ruby Engelhaupt, a quick walk to the bed was all it took to wear her out.

11/18/2013

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STA’s Legendary Athletic Director Gone, But Far From Forgotten

Jack Zahr came to St. Thomas Academy out of college 36 years ago and ascended to the job of athletic director. Eleven days ago, a massive stroke left the 58-year-old in hospice care. The school’s leader died on Tuesday night, leaving an institution in shock, and a legacy not soon forgotten.

09/11/2013

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CDC: 200K Deaths From Cardiovascular Disease Could Be Avoided

One out of three deaths in the United States is caused by cardiovascular disease. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided each year.

09/03/2013

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Injured Veteran Embraces Life After Recovery

From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.

05/27/2013

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Frank Vascellaro, A Snorer In Denial, Undergoes Sleep Study

Experts say 40 percent of Americans snore when they sleep. Then there are those of us who have to sleep next to a snorer. And those of us who are in denial. I was convinced my wife Amelia was imagining it, so I went to a sleep clinic to find the truth.

05/06/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Aspirin Such A Wonder Drug?

Heart disease, stroke, and now add melanoma to the list of aspirin’s potential health benefits. New research shows that the cheap white pill taken by millions of Americans to prevent heart problems may protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

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Stroke Victim, 25, ‘Trying To Go Forward’

A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.

02/08/2013

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New CT Scanner Shows Promise For Stroke Patients

More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. It is also the leading cause of long-term disability. However, Fairview Health Services thinks a new tool can help change that.

12/24/2012

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Health Watch: Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk

Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, published in the journal Neurology, finds there may be some big health benefits to eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods.

10/08/2012

Sleep, Bed, Strokes

Study: Lack Of Sleep Increases Stroke Risk

Doctors often tell us to get more sleep, and now there’s another good reason to heed their advice. A new study shows that getting too little sleep can put older and middle aged people at risk for stroke.

06/11/2012

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Nurse Helps Baby Who Suffered Stroke In The Womb

The word “complication” is the last word parents want to hear in the delivery room. That fear turned to reality for Le Center couple Dan Wright and Emily VanDrope.

03/11/2012

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Studying Aspirin’s Affect On Preventing Heart Attacks

Many adults take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke. But in Monday’s Health Watch, a new study confirms it’s not for everyone.

01/09/2012

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After Suffering A Near Fatal Stroke, Edina Man Builds A Boat

An Edina man suffered a severe stroke in 2006, and now, after years of therapy, he is ready to take on a project he planned to do in retirement: build a boat.

07/29/2011

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Olive Oil Lowers Risk Of Stroke, Study Finds

New research shows another big health benefit if you add some olive oil to your diet.

06/15/2011

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Annual Strides For Stroke Walk In St. Paul

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke — and every four minutes somebody dies of stroke.

05/22/2011

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