Jami Larson, 32, grew up in Pierre and is a member of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe. She is a registered nurse who specializes in diabetes care among Native Americans.
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The rupture of a weakened portion of blood vessel (the dark blue spot in this brain scan of a 68-year-old woman) can prompt bleeding and death of brain tissue — a stroke.
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