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Posts categorized as “Stroke”

Absolutely No Waiting

Posted on January 9, 2020

Sleep on it? Terrible idea for stroke treatment Angela Miller will be the first to tell you that she has a stubborn streak, a trait she credits to being raised by a Marine. So, when she was awakened by a paralyzing stroke on May 7, she did exactly what she should not do – she […]


FSR Receives National Recognition in Stroke, Cardiac Care

Posted on September 5, 2019

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has received multiple national quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association.


Dodging Bullets

Posted on May 30, 2019

Thanks to Keith Woodward, M.D., an interventional radiologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, the 70-year-old veteran not only survived but emerged from the ordeal with only a slight balance issue.


A Greater Purpose

Posted on May 16, 2019

Laverne VanDorselaer was celebrating her 89th birthday and moved to pack up her leftovers in a to-go box. “I couldn’t move my hand,” Laverne says. “I couldn’t understand why.”


Never Give Up

Posted on May 10, 2019

Greeting guests as he strolls amid linen-covered tables, Hubert Smith commands the room. You would never know his secret if he chose not to share it. Smith, 65, is recovering from a stroke.


Thrombectomy: Removing a stroke-causing clot

Posted on May 3, 2019

Thrombectomy can mean the difference between a patient merely surviving a stroke, and a stroke patient returning to a full and active lifestyle.