Donald A. Locasto, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Special Operations Institute
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University of Cincinnati Medical Center234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219Phone: (513) 584-5700Map and Directions
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Semiretired and working part-time at a restaurant, Lynne knew something was amiss when she looked at the cash register and then struggled to make her hands produce the correct amount of change. Could she have suffered a stroke?
Lynne pushed the...
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He is living the followup to...
As a firefighter who attends regular EMS drills, Dick Koeniger was well versed in the signs and symptoms of stroke. While driving home with a friend one evening last June, he suddenly noticed that his peripheral vision was slightly impaired....
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Adam and two friends were tooling down the freeway on their motorcycles one fine Sunday last October when the accident occurred. Adam, who liked to feel the breeze on his shaved head, was not wearing a helmet. Changing lanes, he...
After two antiepileptic drugs failed to control Amanda's seizures, she underwent testing to see whether she was a candidate for epilepsy surgery. She was, and the results have been something to celebrate.
It was a weekday evening like any other when a friendly customer service representative named Doug became the ultimate customer. His need? Stroke services, A to Z.
Doug, a self-described overweight former smoker with high blood pressure and diabetes, was trying...
In November of 2004, Zettie Williams confronted what neurologists consider one of the most feared consequences of stroke. When a therapist showed her a photograph of her son, she knew she was looking at her son, but she couldn’t say...
By Charlie Shor
I have had many adventures in my 57 years, and I have accomplished much. But the main message of my story, which I have been given the opportunity to share, is that anything is possible. If you have...
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