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Health Topics - Stroke

The Power of Telemedicine: Long-distance expertise — and a new best friend — prove the perfect stroke remedy for Betty

Betty Ozen has a spring in her step again, thanks to her quick-acting daughter, the wonders of telemedicine and a helping paw from Jojo....

The Vulnerable Ones: Not everyone can avoid the health consequences associated with the summer's extreme heat

It’s that time of the year, when people walk out of air-conditioned buildings into a “sauna” that fogs glasses and creates instant beads of perspiration on their foreheads. Besides the obvious discomfort, excess heat can take a major toll on your health....

Heart Attacks and Strokes: Women vs. Men:

Heart attacks and strokes aren’t sexist. Together they kill nearly a quarter million American men and women each year. But the way women experience these cardiovascular emergencies is different, from how they are diagnosed and treated to their outlook for survival. Here’s a breakdown on how women vary:

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Stroke of Luck: Quick action by first responders and the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit saves lives

It’s rare to find Joe Carrabba and his wife working from home on the same day, but that was the case on June 23, 2015. Carrabba had just returned from a work trip and was scheduled to travel to Memphis the next day. He was in his home office on the top floor getting some work done. Donna Carrabba was in the dining room downstairs, getting ready to head into the office of her accounting company....

The Way We Were: How to be a caregiver and still be a couple after a stroke

‘Three weeks ago, I was flying around the world. Now I can't go to the bathroom by myself.’...