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Neighbor’s stroke helped 35-year-old realize she was having one too

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Donna Garlough lifted her 18-month-old son, Jonah, from his crib and kissed his belly. He babbled his morning greeting. But Donna couldn’t babble back.

Things were off that morning in February 2015. Donna had blamed the splitting headache she woke up with on the white wine […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Neighbor’s stroke helped 35-year-old realize she was having one too

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 was like it was there, but it wasn’t mine,” she recalled. […]

October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on STORIES FROM THE HEART: It was `only’ a warning stroke; good thing she took it seriously