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Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Yuma is a popular destination for snowbirds, aging retirees who come to enjoy warm weather during the winter months.  Close to 100 thousand extra residents put a strain on the region’s only hospital, Yuma Regional Medical Center.  To meet the needs of this population, YRMC must be prepared to treat stroke—the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports on the hospital’s efforts to become a Primary Stroke Center…