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A portrait of Brett Wigglesworth

F-M Ambulance leader wins national achievement award

Brett Wigglesworth's commitment to patients earns him Star of Life Award
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
A baby peers out from the middle of bottles of cleaning supplies

Poison center calls rise with coronavirus cleaning

With disinfectants and sanitizers more prevalent, kids may find danger easily
Mick Garry Mick Garry 6 min read
Bob Bieberdorf, who had a stroke and subsequent rehab, twists to his left while seated as he holds a pipe in his hands.

Rehab work, positive attitude give stroke patient life back

'If you want to get better, you have to want to work'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Bea Smith holds a stuffed bear while playing on the couch with her husband and their baby, who was delivered via emergency c-section after Bea had appendicitis.

Appendicitis hastens baby’s delivery via C-section

Bea Smith was grateful for a doctor she trusted when pregnancy veered from plans
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
heart attacks in women: standing in park yoga instructor

Yoga instructor’s scare an example of heart attack in women

'I’m like, there’s no freaking way I’m having a heart attack.'
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read

Healthy 20-year-old suffers stroke due to a common condition

Doctors discovered a patent foramen ovale — and closed the hole in her heart
Jon Berg Jon Berg 6 min read
A Good Samaritan Society resident gets loaded into an ambulance.

Greg Santa Maria: ‘Emergency management defines me’

Public safety director says 9/11 attacks and hurricanes helped shape his life
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 18 min read
A line of cross country runners' legs are shown in this illustration for a story about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/

Athletic sudden collapse could be serious heart condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is common genetic heart condition
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Little boy named Cruz in hospital bed after stroke surgery

Strokes: 5 surprising facts about who’s at risk

Knowing what to do can save a life.
Pat Miller Pat Miller 8 min read

Family thanks football coaches, Sanford EMTs for saving life

Triston Sauerbrei's rescue and recovery inspire a community
Mick Garry Mick Garry 18 min read