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


Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is for stroke survivors and their families or caregivers. Only someone who has gone through a stroke experience can truly know how you feel. Gather to share feelings and ideas, as this is an important part of the recovery process. You'll also learn about stroke resources and education.

Registration is not required. The group is hosted as a collaboration between Eau Claire community hospitals, including Marshfield Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System.

Park in front of the building. If full, you may park on the street or in the clinic lot across the street. Note that the door to the building may be locked, but someone will be there to open it beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will be canceled if the Eau Claire School District closes school.

The June group gathering is a summer picnic and will not be held at Kenney Avenue. More information will be provided to participants closer to June.

Press Room

Emphasizing early mobilization key to recovery for stroke patients

La Crosse is redefining stroke care with a focus on early mobilization for patients, aiming to optimize recovery and minimize complications.

May 29, 2024

Hometown Health Blog

5 things to know about stroke

Strokes can happen to anyone at any time. You can go from feeling as usual to feeling sick within a matter of seconds. Be prepared to spot the signs of stroke using these five things to know.

Prashant Natteru, M.B.B.S, M.D. By Prashant Natteru April 22, 2024

With stroke, time is survival

Stroke symptoms come on suddenly. And women are more like to have a stroke than men. There’s an acronym to make it easy to recognize and act on these symptoms: Think FAST.

Felix Chukwudelunzu, M.D. By Felix Chukwudelunzu August 2, 2023

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for women. Learn why women have a greater risk than men and how to spot a stroke quickly.

Bayan Moustafa, D.O. By Bayan Moustafa May 19, 2023

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.

October 3, 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

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