Saint Luke’s Health System is committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. Effective Nov. 1, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all SLHS employees.

Studies show there is typically an increase in strokes and heart attacks around the holidays, particularly on Christmas and New Year's Day.

KMBC talked to Dr. Karin Olds, neurologist and stroke medical director at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, about what factors contribute to this trend and the importance of seeking care right away.

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