Early Intervention Saves A Stroke Victim

Mary Baxter was having a pretty ordinary day. She’d been on home oxygen therapy for COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — for several months’ and was waiting for the oxygen tank delivery man that August morning. She got up from the couch and headed for the bathroom’ but something went wrong. “I remember my …

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Although he’d had heart bypass surgery in the 1980s, Donald Carlson of Port Orchard didn’t recognize the symptoms of returning cardiac problems at first. “In the fall of 2007, I was feeling a little pressure in my chest,” Don recalls. “Then I had to cut my daily walks down from three miles a day to …

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Registered nurse Linda Del Monte was one of those people, but when she started having abnormal bleeding after menopause, she knew she needed to see her gynecologist right away. She thought she knew what the doctor would tell her, but even as a registered nurse and clinical marketing manager for a medical electronics manufacturer, she …

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