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Stroke

As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, stroke will affect 80 percent of families during their lifetimes, per the National Stroke Association. And the faster care you receive for stroke, the better. Learn more about stroke prevention, symptoms and treatments here.

In The News

La Crosse receives Primary Stroke Center recertification

Also received was the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus achievement award for the sixth year in a row.

July 11, 2022
Eau Claire recognized for commitment to quality stroke care

For the fifth consecutive year, Eau Claire received the Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

July 8, 2022

From The Blog

Say cheeseburger: Patient smiling thanks to special treat

After Taylor Suhr had a stroke, he needed to relearn how to do many things, including eating. Speech pathology helped him regain those abilities and rewarded him with the cheeseburger he'd been craving.

November 16, 2022

Is it a stroke? How to know and help

With a stroke, every minute counts. If you suspect someone is experiencing a stroke, conducting a FAST test can help save their life and prevent long-term disabilities.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine October 3, 2022

With stroke, time is survival

Stroke symptoms come on suddenly. There’s an acronym to make it easy to recognize and act on these symptoms: Think FAST.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine May 17, 2022

A team approach to stoke recovery

Stroke recovery can be difficult and takes time. But the good news is that a diversified team of health care specialists is available to help each patient.

Wang_Han_19_4C By Han Wang May 24, 2021

Medication, surgery help Lloyd Heubner quickly recover after stroke

Thanks to clot-busting medication and surgery, Lloyd Huebner is back in the game after a stroke — just in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

May 19, 2021

Who is most at risk for a stroke?

Although stroke risk increases after age 55, many factors play a role in who has one. Learn about risks and preventive steps you can take to reduce personal risk for stroke.

Micah Yost By Micah Yost May 17, 2021

Stroke: What it is and the different types

You probably know what a heart attack is, but did know you that a stroke is a medical emergency that also could be called a "brain attack?" Here are the details and explanation of the two types of stroke.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg May 3, 2021

Woman recovers from rare type of stroke

Laurie West was recovering well from knee surgery. That changed 11 days after her surgery when she experienced two types of stroke at the same time.

June 3, 2020

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. But there's good news: You can so something about it.

May 25, 2020

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Man survives stroke being in right place at right time

Ken Eckes was in the right place at the right time when he had a stroke. Thanks to quick treatment, he is back in the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

June 25, 2018

Lucky to be with us

When an infant suffers a stroke in utero, the effects of the stroke can impact the child for life. If treated promptly, the complications from a stroke can greatly be reduced. Read on to learn how one La Crosse family was able to get the immediate help their child needed.

May 24, 2017