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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.


Community Education
Eau Claire, WI

The Eau Claire Heart Walk is back, and you won't want to miss it. This one-of-a-kind experience to join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving and focus on improved health ― all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke, and raising money or making a donation. The American Heart Association is hosting this event, and Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring this event.

Go online via the Register link for check-in and start time details.

In The News

La Crosse presented with stroke award

The Outcomes-Readmission Rate Award by the Wisconsin Stroke Coalition was received for the second consecutive year.

March 12, 2021
Mayo Clinic Health System Receives Stroke Award

Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Southeast Minnesota have been awarded the Continuous Impact Award from the Minnesota Department of Health for their work in creating improvements in stroke care.

February 2, 2021
Eau Claire recognized for commitment to quality stroke care

For the second consecutive year, Eau Claire has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award,...

August 29, 2019
Eau Claire receives Primary Stroke Center recertification

Two-year recertification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission included a Certificate of Distinction.

June 19, 2019

From The Blog

Dog and owner in the woods

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
Lloyd Huebner

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
Couple on sofa holding hands

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
Couple looking at tablet on table

Is it a stroke? How to know and help

Stroke symptoms arise suddenly, leaving you a small window of time to react effectively. It's vital to act quickly if you suspect someone is having a stroke.

Derick Jones MD By Derick Jones May 10, 2021
Looking at laptop screen

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
Laurie West

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
Two women smiling selfie

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
FAST stroke

With stroke, time is survival

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

May 22, 2020
Therapy at home video visit

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
Ken Eckes throws the first pitch

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
Karis Coleman

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
Dave Berg Bikes

Mayo Clinic staff experiences collaborative care firsthand after stroke

The week after The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, Dave Berg was feeling great. But he didn't realize he would soon be the beneficiary of coordinated care after having a stroke.

May 17, 2017