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Posts categorized as “Stroke”

Subtle Signs

Posted on April 20, 2017

The minute she came into the emergency department and explained she was there because of stroke symptoms, things got serious, and the team went into action.


Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Blevins suffered a stroke as she arrived at school that morning on Dec. 1. Within 38 minutes, she was at Fort Sanders, receiving the clot-busting drug, tPA.


Room with a View

Posted on January 12, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, Adam, who works in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an artery […]


Face of F.A.S.T.

Posted on November 9, 2016

When Kathy Jennings looked in the mirror, the face looking back at her reminded her of the woman on the stroke posters inside the elevators at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. It was a face that frightened her because, like the lady in the poster, Jennings’ face was drooping – evidence that she too was […]


Sign of a Stroke

Posted on May 4, 2016

Billboard leads Johnson University EMT to choose Fort Sanders If it had been anyone else, Perry Morin would’ve been among the first to help. Only this time, he was the one who needed help. A 52-year-old emergency medical technician who lives on the Johnson University campus where he is safety manager, Morin suddenly found himself […]


Soccer mom, teacher, and stroke survivor

Posted on April 28, 2016

School teacher Stephanie Blackstock remembers staring out at the world from inside a body that was rendered helpless.