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Report Reveals Drastic Differences in Area Hospital Care

Healthgrades’ Evan Marks says they looked at the mortality rates of area hospitals when it comes to certain procedures and conditions and found some big differences.

10/24/2013

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Airport Noise Can Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

These two studies show people living near airports who were regularly exposed to noise above 63 decibels were 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized for cardiac conditions.

10/18/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.

08/18/2013

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Study: Head Injuries Increase Stroke Risk

That means a head injury, even from a small fall or an auto accident, may cause abnormal clotting in the brain or damage to the brain’s blood vessels.

08/13/2013

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SLU Hospital Begins New Procedure

Saint Louis University Hospital is among the first to begin a new procedure that will reduce the risk for patients with atrial fibrillation.

06/18/2013

Nearly a year after suffering an major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (2nd L) waves to friends and supporters as he marks his return to the Senate by walking up the steps to the Senate door with (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Sen. Kirk Says Rehab Working After Stroke

Senator walking every day.

05/04/2013

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Chief of Staff to Gov. Nixon Recovering from Stroke

Nixon’s office said Monday that 53-year-old chief of staff John Watson was hospitalized over the weekend.

03/25/2013

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Nearly 1 Year After Stroke, Kirk Returns to Senate

The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.

01/03/2013

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January.  Photo was taken in April. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Sends Video Greeting to RNC

In the greeting, Kirk says he wished he could be there, calling it an exciting moment and “one of the most important elections we’ve ever had.”

08/28/2012

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Area Cardiologist Warns of Atypical Heart Disease Symptoms

Cardiac surgeon Dr. Jennifer Lawton says heart attack symptoms for women are atypical of the chest pain symptoms experienced by men.

08/21/2012

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