Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged PFO

Jessica in workout gear

STORIES FROM THE HEART: It was `only’ a warning stroke; good thing she took it seriously

After teaching two fitness classes and attending another, 36-year-old Jessica Diaz was taking a shower when she felt a strange sensation shoot down the left side of her body. Jessica particularly noticed the odd feeling in her left hand. “It […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: This stroke survivor is dedicated to helping others beat, avoid stroke

During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question. Then she asked it again. And again. The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1.

Hourin fam

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Busy mother couldn’t believe she was having a stroke, urges women to monitor health

One cold February morning, the daily dash was on in Heather Hourin’s household. Heather’s two young children, 3-year-old Drew and 14- month-old Ella, were eating breakfast. Her husband Mike

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Warning stroke uncovers lurking heart condition; he’s now helping raise awareness

J. Loren Sisson IV has always been on the move. A lifelong athlete, he played basketball in college. He then worked as a personal trainer in the gym his