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Conquering obstacles: Spokane Spartan couple sets ambitious goals

This spring, Brad and Joni Bailey of Spokane Valley are hoping to finish three Spartan obstacle course races, a series called the Trifecta. That final run falls on the third …


House Call: Recognizing and preventing stroke

We now like to refer to strokes as a “brain attack” to stress the importance of immediate treatment. Time is brain.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

Spokane Symphony’s principal bassist recovers from stroke thanks to quick response

The morning after last year’s Labor Day concert, Spokane Symphony bass player Patrick McNally felt a strange numbness run down the left side of his body. He felt weak. So …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. …


Israel’s Shimon Peres hospitalized after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator while he underwent a brain …


1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders – who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale – has died in …


Fast action is key to preventing strokes in seniors

June is National Stroke Awareness Month, and more than 75 percent of all people who suffer a stroke are ages 65 and older. According to the American Heart Association, a …


Garrison Keillor suffers brain seizure, but show goes on

“Prairie Home Companion” radio show host Garrison Keillor says he has suffered a brain seizure but that this week’s show apparently will go on.


Ask Doctor K: Many options exist to treat pain following a stroke

Ask Doctor K column for Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.


Disabled dad close to seeing son for first time since 1979

When Terry Schudel, 52, picked an unassuming little white envelope out of his mailbox with only the name Kim on the back, he had no doubt which Kim the letter …


FaceTime chat helps Idaho state senator during stroke

BOISE – An Idaho state senator is crediting modern technology and attentive family members for her speedy recovery from a mild stroke after her son recognized her symptoms during a …


Walking device helps people get back in step

SEATTLE – Carl Simmons regularly used to run 5K races. Now the 76-year-old stroke survivor just wants to be able to keep up with his wife on a walk. Through …


Survivor’s life became a relearning process

It was 2 a.m. when Susan Gray woke up in bed, the pain in her head so severe she saw red. She couldn’t lift her head from her pillow. Attempting …


Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk climbs Willis Tower stairs

CHICAGO (AP) — Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago’s Willis Tower on Sunday in his first …


J&J again seeks more approvals for clot blocker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that it has given the Food and Drug Administration additional data to on its new anticlotting drug, in a second attempt …


Life on the bright side

Terry A. Schudel lives alone in a tiny house north of the Garland District. Just before Christmas in 1996 he had a stroke that robbed him of the right side …


Stroke doesn’t stop father of the bride

The day after a stroke paralyzed the left side of Donald McKenzie’s body, his thoughts were of his daughter as one of the most important days of her life approached. …