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North Carolina Attorney General Stein recovering from stroke

May. 24, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday he is recovering from a "minor stroke" that prompted doctors to remove a small blood clot. Stein, a Democrat currently in his second four-year term as the state's top law enforcement official, said in a...

Maryland's Sen. Van Hollen returns home after minor stroke

May. 23, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen is home again after suffering a minor stroke, tweeting Sunday that it was great to be home “after a long week.” The Maryland Democrat said in a statement May 15 that he experienced lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering...

Pennsylvania's Fetterman released from hospital after stroke

May. 22, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in the state’s high-profile U.S. Senate contest, has been released from the hospital after a stay of more than a week following a stroke, his wife and his campaign said Sunday. Fetterman, 52, won...

Billings hospital uses virtual reality to aid rehabilitation

May. 21, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Dr. Jose Ortiz counted the minutes he spent in the back of an ambulance transporting him from Red Lodge to Billings. Timely treatment is imperative to saving one’s life or quality of life during a stroke. And Ortiz had at least a 60 minute drive before he would be...

Maryland's Sen. Chris Van Hollen treated for minor stroke

May. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he has suffered a minor stroke and is being treated at George Washington University Hospital. The Maryland Democrat says he has been told there are no long-term effects or damage. In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen said he has...

EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman's diagnosis?

May. 15, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he's...

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Fetterman recovering from stroke

May. 15, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s high-profile Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on his way to a “full recovery,” his campaign said on Sunday. The 52-year-old...

NC artist tries new approaches as he recovers from a stroke

May. 08, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When Michael Collins saw the customer at Lowe’s fall to the floor, he rushed to the man’s aid. Collins immediately recognized the signs of a stroke. The man’s speech was slurred. He couldn’t respond to questions about his name or...

WVa man left paralyzed after spine surgery wins $17M verdict

Mar. 31, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury in West Virginia has awarded $17.2 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit to a man who was left paralyzed after undergoing spinal surgery and later suffered a stroke. The Kanawha County jury made the finding last week in a lawsuit filed by Michael...

Scientists: COVID-19 may cause greater damage to the heart

Mar. 27, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — The pain in his chest was sudden, heavy. Juan Sosa was at home doing pushups in the bedroom where he had isolated himself for almost two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. His mild symptoms were long gone, and it was the final day of his quarantine. ...