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Mother and Grandmother from Clifford, New Jersey, Reacts Quickly to Signs of Stroke

It was an early August morning when Kathleen Fernicola, 64, of Clifford, New Jersey, got up to start her normal...

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22-year-old Makes Incredible Recovery from Both COVID-19 and Stroke

Typically, we photograph every patient appearing in HealthU. Because this story was planned during the COVID-19 pandemic, that contact would...

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Stroke of Luck

Typically, we photograph every patient appearing in HealthU. Because this story was planned during the surge of COVID-19, that contact would have...

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A Positive Spin After Stroke

The best word to describe Edward Modrak is resilient. Over the course of his life, the 55-year-old has beaten a...

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Conquering Stroke

Robert Rountree, 59, from Orange, New Jersey, usually cooked meals for himself and his wife, Sheila. As a former in-house...

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Hope After Stroke

Although they can happen at any age, approximately two-thirds of all strokes occur over the age of 65. So when...

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Foundation Donor Walks the Talk

Stroke survivor James Capriglione pays it forward for future stroke patients by donating time and money to JFK Medical Center’s...

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Role Reversal

In an ironic twist, a stroke nurse’s life was saved in his own JFK Medical Center stroke unit. Phillip Castillo,...

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