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CLARENCE RENNO, above left, was watching TV after dinner at home in Wishram when his wife, Carol, noticed symptoms of a stroke and called 9-1-1. Her fast action, coupled with aggressive treatment and partnerships between Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Oregon Health and Science University helped restore the function he needed to live his life.

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A robot helped save him: Telemedicine robot played role in stroke survival

Friday, Feb. 15, started out as an ordinary day for Carol and Clarence Renno until something a bit extraordinary helped save Clarence’s life. He is alive and able to talk about the experience today because of a combination of his wife’s quick action and a robotic medical device that allowed specialists to examine him from 80 miles away.

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