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A stroke is a medical emergency that happens when the blood supply is slowed or blocked in the brain, causing brain cells to die. Signs that someone is having a stroke include slurred speech and numbness or paralysis (unable to move) in the face, arm or leg. Causes include blood clots in the brain, clots that travel from other parts of the body and lodge in the smaller vessels in the brain, a blocked artery, or a bleed in a blood vessel.

The following departments see patients who have experienced a Stroke:

Sulcus vocalis, like vocal fold scarring, is an indentation or retracted area on the vocal fold (cord) from scarring. It's sometimes called a hole in the vocal cord. The vocal cords are the structure that open for breathing, close for swallowing, and vibrate as air passes through to produce sound. With sulcus vocalis, an alteration in the vibration of the cord happens, causing abnormal vocal sounds including hoarseness. It can also cause vocal weakness and fatigue.

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint or in the muscles that control the movement of the jaw, and are caused by a variety of problems that include arthritis, jaw injury or teeth clenching and grinding.

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A cancer that begins when abnormal cells grow uncontrolled in the male sex organs that make and store sperm (testicles), testicular cancer is rare but the most common cancer among young men. Most testicular cancers begin in the cells that produce sperm, called germ cells. There are two main types of germ cells, seminomas, which grow slowly, and nonseminomas, which tend to grow and spread more quickly.

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Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder (passed down from parent to child) where the body does not make enough hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body. Symptoms in children range from none at all in mild cases to jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), slow growth, enlarged bones, heart palpitations and more in more severe cases.

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