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Monday, December 18, 2006
Two Steps Forward......
While Senator Tim Johnson might recover from his AVM attack, others, very much like him, never know this is an issue until they are struck down or die.

Today, they announced an advance in brain surgery which might ultimately save thousands of lives for people that are diagnosed with this illness. But, it can't bring back those that have died in advance of it.
Three million to six million people in the United States have brain aneurysms but do not know it, according to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Boston. Aneurysms form when artery walls weaken, but the underlying cause is unknown. Most do not rupture.

But 30,000 people a year do suffer ruptures, with dreadful results. Half die within a month, and many survivors wind up with significant brain damage.
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