Brain aneurysm patient puts pen to paper

In 2017, Megan Bacigalupo survived a near-fatal brain hemorrhage, while riding a bike. Megan shared her story in a Here for Life blog post several years ago. “A lot has changed since then.

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May is stroke awareness month

Although sometimes it seems the world has stopped and everything is focused on the world of COVID-19, strokes don’t care. They still happen. Take a step back and remember or learn the signs of a stroke – BE FAST! Strokes don’t just happen to the elderly. Increasingly, younger people are experiencing strokes. And more importantly,…

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Having a voice when disease cuts it short

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month – a time to appreciate and celebrate speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and the field in which they practice. SLPs are experts in communication. They treat common and complex speech and swallowing problems in both children and adults. But diving deep into an amazing spark of technology showcased in the…

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Local writer thanks and apologizes to neurosurgery team and ICU nurses

“Dear neurosurgery team and ICU nurses@ Hennepin Healthcare, I was hospitalized September 20, 2017 after suffering from a subarachnoid ruptured aneurysm and stroke. I spent two weeks in the ICU. I really can’t thank all of you enough! I wish I knew each of your names!  I know that my personality in the ICU was…

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Read Sten’s Story

Think strokes just happen to seniors? Think again. A stroke was the last thing healthy Sten Anderson thought would happen to him at the young age of 24. But it did. This May, being Stroke Awareness Month, you should be aware that a stroke can happen at any time, at any age and even to perfectly…

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Think F.A.S.T. – educate yourself about the symptoms of a stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month so it’s a good time to learn some interesting facts about strokes and the importance of recognizing the signs of a stroke. It is often thought strokes only happen to older people and that isn’t true. A stroke can happen at any age. In fact, stroke is on the rise…

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