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Minnesota man proves why quick action matters when suffering a stroke

May 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. Continue Reading

Mitchell chiropractor denies causing Gunkel’s stroke

March 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Gary Hendrix admits to treating Davison County Treasurer Christie Gunkel, and admits she “had problems following treatment,” but denies he did anything to cause the stroke.
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Englund completes epic journey to fight stroke

October 25, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Monday, September 10 was the first day of National Stroke Week and the day Dan Englund completed an epic 1,000 km running journey. That journey, a personal best, saw Dan raise more than $40,000 for the National Stroke Foundation and raise unparalleled awareness of stroke its causes, prevention and treatment in more than 20 rural communities in Queensland. Continue Reading

Gunkle suffers stroke, expected to recover

August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Davison County Treasurer-elect Christie Gunkel returned home Sunday after spending time in a Sioux Falls hospital recovering from a stroke. Continue Reading

Stroke survivor is in for a long run down under

July 31, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, which accounts for 795,000 victims each year.
While anyone can have a stroke, some factors can increase the risk, such as smoking, an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, ethnicity, and family history of strokes.
It is also estimated that only 28 percent of stroke victims are younger than age 65. Continue Reading

Man’s stroke in BWCA sends his friend on race against time for help

July 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scott Pirsig wasn’t quite sure what happened to his friend, Bob Sturtz, but he knew medical help was needed. To make matters worse, fog engulfed the lake. Could Scott find the portage on the other shore without getting lost? Continue Reading

Normal is just a word away

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Jim Osborn remembers waking up in a hospital bed, unable to speak.
“It was the most horrible thing when the doctors asked, ‘Who’s this?’ and ‘Who’s that?’” recounted Osborn, a Livonia, Mich., father of two. “And I almost cried because I couldn’t say my kids’ names or my wife’s name.” Continue Reading

Study: 50-year-old with diabetes dies 6 yrs sooner

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The large international effort to measure diabetes’ toll found the disease also raises the risk of dying prematurely from a host of other ailments, even breast cancer and pneumonia. Putting the six years lost in context, he said, long-term smoking shortens life by 10 years. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Life expectancy slips, stroke dips to No. 4 killer

December 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 4 P.M.U.S. life expectancy has dropped slightly by about a month after mostly inching up for many years, the government reported today. Continue Reading

Robbers take cash from stroke Minnesota victim

November 29, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Police in Minneapolis are looking for the robbers who took cash from a stroke patient after a fundraiser. Continue Reading