Voice of America: New Technology Raises Odds for Surviving Aneurysm

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Dr. Michael Alexander

Each year, half a million people die from aneurysms, blood vessel ruptures in the brain. For survivors, disabilities are often severe – from blindness and trouble speaking, to loss of balance and memory problems. But new technologies are increasing survival rates and reducing disabilities. Shelley Schlender introduces us to one survivor who, because she is a comedian, makes light of the experience.