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  • Prayer request: Mom possible stroke, on her way to Hospital now

    03/07/2014 8:37:46 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 143 replies
    self | 03/06/2014 | RaceBannon
    My Mom had a possible stroke, she told my sister that God is coming to get her
  • Loneliness is deadlier than obesity among elderly people, warns study

    02/17/2014 8:51:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Rhodilee Jean Dolor,
    Obesity comes with a number of life threatening risks. The condition, for instance, is linked to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even cancer. However, loneliness is a more threatening killer than obesity, at least among elderly people. The researchers also found that extreme loneliness increases an older person's risks of early death by 14 percent which means that loneliness has a double the impact on early death as obesity. Cacioppo explained that chronic loneliness is associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which raises risks of strokes and heart attacks. It is also linked with high blood pressure and...
  • Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon

    01/29/2014 9:00:04 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    dailymail ^ | 29 January 2014
    Processed food NOT fat is the real cause of heart disease, claims heart surgeon who says a diet of natural food can even reverse the illness Dr. Dwight Lundell admits prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications, and a low-fat, high-simple carbohydrate diet for two-and-a-half decades was misguided 'These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible,' he writes in an essay that has ignited the Internet He vlaims these foods actively destroy the walls of our blood vessels by causing chronic inflammation, which in turn causes heart disease The cardiac surgeon recommends only eating foods your grandmother, or great-grandmother, would recognise An Arizona...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Mom Needs Rest (Video)

    10/17/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Chelsea Clinton isn't pushing her mom to make a quick decision about the 2016 presidential race. She told attendees at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington on Thursday that she wants her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to have time to rest.
  • Ken Norton dies. RIP

    09/18/2013 5:15:51 PM PDT · by Paisan · 44 replies
    I don't have a link at this time, but I just read on AOL that Kenny Norton had gone to his reward. Never liked his style of boxing, but HE made Ali THE Greatest. In their first fight, he broke Ali's jaw in the early rounds. Still, Ali went the distance and lost in a decision. In their 2nd fight in Yankee Stadium, Ali won in a split decision. If it wasn't for Ali, Norton would be an obscure "also-ran" In any case, Norton was one of the TOP Heavy-Weights of the era. RIP
  • Study finds eyes hold clues to stroke risk

    08/14/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT · by themedguru
    BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.” This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August! These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we...
  • Inmate's untreated, fatal stroke results in $1 million settlement by Hillsborough sheriff [Tampa]

    07/28/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT · by deks · 57 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | Peter Jamison
    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the private company that provides medical care to county prisoners paid $1 million in a wrongful-death settlement this year to the children of a Tampa man who spent approximately 36 hours in jail without treatment while suffering a fatal stroke. Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks' Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show. Speaking...
  • Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk, says 11-year study

    06/27/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | ANI
    Adults with diabetes can begin to realize many of these health benefits with even modest reductions in body weight and modest increases in physical activity. People undergoing weight management and increased physical activity have no difference in heart attacks and strokes, a new study has suggested. The landmark study investigating the long-term effects of weight loss on the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes, which was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and at clinical facilities throughout the United States, the multicenter clinical trial investigated the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program, intended to achieve...
  • The Two-Track Mind (blinded by stroke, yet still sees)

    03/27/2013 11:28:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    alfre.dk ^ | March 2013
    The Two-Track Mind In the spring of 1988, a woman named Dee Fletcher collapsed into a coma from carbon monoxide poisoning. She awoke in the hospital some time later, having been saved by her partner who arrived home just in time. But when she awoke, she was unable to see.The doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, suggesting that her brain’s primary visual center had been damaged. However, over the next few days, Dee started to see some things–flashes of red and green in the flowers beside her bed, of blue and white in the sky outside.Dee’s mother flew in to...
  • Green tea, coffee may reduce stroke risk by 20 percent

    03/16/2013 9:54:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2013 | Michelle Castillo
    Coffee or green tea drinker? Don't put that cup down: Those beverages may lower your stroke risk if they're a regular part of your daily diet. Researchers discovered that people who drank at least one cup of coffee a day lowered their stroke risk by about 20 percent compared to those who drank it rarely. Compared to those who rarely drank either beverage, those who drank at least one cup of coffee or two cups of green tea a day had a 32 percent lower chance of having an intracerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a blood...
  • Doctor gives stroke survivors new shot at mobility, independence

    03/06/2013 2:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 6, 2013 | Nicole Brochu
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A single injection, then a five-minute wait. That's all it took for hundreds of stroke and traumatic brain injury patients nationwide to reverse years of debilitation. Now they're walking more steadily, reading more easily, concentrating better, speaking more clearly and regaining use of once-rigid limbs — long after giving up hope that their bodies would ever respond. The 25-milligram shot at renewed independence is the brainchild of Boca Raton, Fla., physician Dr. Edward Tobinick. His patented method for delivering the anti-inflammatory medicine, etanercept, to the brain is getting praise around the world as a "radical breakthrough"...
  • NBC reporter raises Hillary Clinton questions

    12/31/2012 8:30:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | December 31, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    The top science reporter for NBC News raised questions Monday about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hospitalization, raising the possibility the blood clot causing isn’t linked to an earlier concussion. “It’s not exactly clear what is happening with Secretary Clinton’s health,” NBC News chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell said “All we have is a statement from her office. The hospital isn’t saying anything and the statement from her [office] says that she had this blood clot that stemmed from the concussion and she’s being treated with blood-thinning drugs,” Bazell continued. “The problem is that usually when blood clots...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion

    12/30/2012 5:04:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 331 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.
  • Is Hillary's Malady a Concussion or a Stroke?

    12/18/2012 12:29:34 AM PST · by kathsua · 34 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | December 17, 2012 | Reasonmclucus
    I initially thought Hillary's "concussion" sounded a little too conveniently timed, you know like those ailments we got before school on days when we hadn't completed the day's assignment. However, now I'm wondering if all the precautions they are taking indicate her condition is more serious than we are being told. Women Hillary's age are susceptible to strokes , including so called "mini strokes", that can cause falls. Hillary's father died of a stroke which means she has a family history of stroke susceptibility. The Obama administration attempts to minimize the appearance of problems such as the one Hillary was...
  • The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks

    11/27/2012 5:42:20 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Yahoo.net ^ | 11-26-2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    The Shot That Prevents Heart Attacks By Lisa Collier Cool Nov 26, 2012 If you’re tempted to skip your flu shot, consider this: Getting vaccinated cuts risk for a heart attack or stroke by up to 50 percent, according to two studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Scientists from TIMU Study Group and Network for Innovation in Clinical Research analyzed published clinical trials involving a total of 3,227 patients, half of whom had been diagnosed with heart disease. Participants, whose average age was 60, were randomly assigned to either receive flu vaccine or a placebo shot, then their health...
  • Mike Ditka has minor stroke

    11/17/2012 12:20:22 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | ESPN.com news services
    ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka is in the hospital after suffering a minor stroke on Friday.
  • Fidel Castro suffered a stroke, Venezuelan doctor says

    10/18/2012 11:58:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 18, 2012 | Juan Carlos Chavez
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and his state of health is so precarious that he has trouble feeding, speaking and recognizing people, said a Venezuelan physician who assured El Nuevo Herald that he has access to firsthand sources and information. “He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one,” said José Marquina, a respected doctor who in the past has claimed to have direct information about the illness affecting President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. “The people with a condition of this nature have difficulty eating and, of course, they end up with total deficit in...
  • Drug 'may prevent stroke damage'

    10/08/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/07/2012 | Unattributed
    It may be possible to use a drug to prevent some of the lasting and crippling damage caused by a stroke, according to doctors in the US and Canada. A safety trial, published in the Lancet Neurology medical journal, suggested the chemical NA-1 was safe to use. The study on 185 people also hinted that patients given the drug developed fewer regions of damaged brain tissue. The Stroke Association said that it was promising, but needed more research. Tests in primates had suggested NA-1 prevented brain cells dying when a stroke starved them of oxygen.
  • Tickling Reduces Stroke-Induced Brain Damage in Rats

    10/02/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7-11-2011 | Mark Lescroart
    The Healing Power of Touch: Tickling Reduces Stroke-Induced Brain Damage in Rats Tickling a rat's whiskers after it has a stroke prevents brain damage By Mark LescroartJuly 11, 2011Strokes cripple more people in the U.S. than any other disease. Modern drugs can unblock clogged arteries if patients get to care facilities in time. But the longer the trip to the hospital, the more nerve cells die from lack of blood. Better ways to avert brain damage could dramatically improve patients’ quality of life. Recently a team of neuroscientists stumbled on a very low tech way to completely prevent stroke damage...
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease...

    09/17/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Sep. 11, 2012 | NA
    Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the Sept. 12 issue of JAMA. "Treatment with marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for the prevention of major cardiovascular adverse outcomes has been supported by a number of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and refuted by others. Although their mechanism of action is not clear,...
  • “Chocolate may help reduce stroke risk in men”

    08/29/2012 11:29:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:45AM BST 30 Aug 2012 | (Source: agencies)
    Regularly indulging in chocolate may actually help men decrease their risk of having a stroke, according to a Swedish study. Researchers writing in the journal Neurology found that of more than 37,000 men followed for a decade, those who ate the most chocolate—typically the equivalent of one-third of a cup of chocolate chips—had a 17 per cent lower risk of stroke than men who avoided chocolate. The study is hardly the first to link chocolate to cardiovascular benefits, with several previous ones suggesting that chocolate fans have lower rates of certain risks for heart disease and stroke, like high blood...
  • Continued Update On Senator Kirk's Recovery

    08/06/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-3-12 | Sen. Mark Kirk
    United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) reveals the progress that he has made in his recovery after suffering an ischemic stroke in January. Sen. Kirk recently completed a 9-week mobility study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he worked tirelessly to improve his walking, speech, and mobility. During the course of the study, Sen. Kirk walked a total of 14.79 miles and climbed 145 flights of stairs.
  • A dear friend of mine needs urgent prayer (Sad news update at #80)

    08/04/2012 11:14:58 AM PDT · by trussell · 87 replies
    8/4/12 | trussell
    GT'er 23Skidoo Needs Prayers (Glocktalk) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- He's had another stroke, his second in 2 years. This one sounds even worse than the first, from what his sister-in-law has said so far. This is what she posted initially, on 7/31 "I AM ASKING FOR PRAYERS FOR MY BROTHER-N-LAW. HE HAS HAD ANOTHER STROKE THIS MORNING AND AS OF RIGHT NOW THINGS DON'T LOOK VERY GOOD. SO PLEASE ASK GOD TO HELP HIM RECOVER." And this is the update she gave me later, "LONE UPDATE.....HE HASN'T WOKE UP YET BUT WHEN I GOT UP THERE I STARTED I STARTED PESTERING HIM TO...
  • Reorganizing Brain Could Lead to New Stroke, Tinnitus Treatments

    07/20/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07-19-2012 | Staff
    UT Dallas researchers recently demonstrated how nerve stimulation paired with specific experiences, such as movements or sounds, can reorganize the brain. This technology could lead to new treatments for stroke, tinnitus, autism and other disorders. In a related paper, UT Dallas neuroscientists showed that they could alter the speed at which the brain works in laboratory animals by pairing stimulation of the vagus nerve with fast or slow sounds. A team led by Dr. Robert Rennaker and Dr. Michael Kilgard looked at whether repeatedly pairing vagus nerve stimulation with a specific movement would change neural activity within the laboratory rats'...
  • Can a decade of dark chocolate protect your heart? Daily chocolate could avert strokes, attacks

    05/31/2012 10:45:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | May 31, 2012 | Reuters
    A scientific study likely to stir the souls of chocoholics has suggested that eating dark chocolate every day for 10 years could reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients. The researchers, whose work was published in the British Medical Journal on Friday, stressed the protective effects have only been shown for dark chocolate containing at least 60 to 70 percent cocoa - not for milk or white chocolate. This is probably due to higher levels of flavonoids in dark chocolate.
  • Aspirin and Warfarin Equally Effective for Most Heart Failure Patients, Study Suggests

    05/10/2012 7:39:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    Neither aspirin nor warfarin is superior for preventing a combined risk of death, stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage in heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm, according to a landmark clinical trial published in the May 3, 2012, New England Journal of Medicine. The 10-year Warfarin and Aspirin for Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction (WARCEF) trial is the largest double-blind comparison of these medications for heart failure, following 2,305 patients at 168 study sites in 11 countries on three continents. The research was led by clinical principal investigator Shunichi Homma, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and statistical principal investigator John...
  • Senator Kirk: "I want to thank everyone for the patience and support they are giving me to recover"

    05/08/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT · by bigbob · 16 replies
    Sen. Mark Kirk website ^ | 5/8/12 | Sen. Mark Kirk
    oday U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released a video outlining the progress of his recovery after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January and expressed his deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the time he needs to recover. "I want to thank everyone especially for the patience they have given me to recover from a big stroke," said Kirk. "[And also] to the people of Illinois for granting me the honor to represent them in the United States Senate. I cannot wait to get back to work to vote to spend less, borrow less and tax...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk now home — three months after stroke

    05/03/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/3/2012 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in January, has gone home. Kirk (R-Ill.), 52, had been hospitalized since he first suffered stroke symptoms on Jan. 21. Since February, he has been at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where his doctors said he has made steady progress and will be involved in a research project that involves more field rehabilitation than normal. Though he will be spending nights at the homes of “various relatives,” his staff said, he will be reporting by day to the RIC to continue his rehab. A lift has been installed on the stairs at...
  • Rest in Peace Dad, Richard G. Pulido 1928-2012

    03/17/2012 9:15:39 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 74 replies
    March 17, 2012 | Rosanna Pulido
    Today I said goodbye to my 83 year old father Richard G. Pulido. I brought him home 1 week ago as he decided to stop doing dialysis because there were so many other things going wrong with him. It was my first hospice expeience and for the most part it went ok. My father, a man of Mexican decennt was the most " unlikely Conservaive" Teaching me and my sibling the golden rule first and foremost PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! My father handed down to me a great work ethic. He made himself successful with out a college degree. He had smarts...
  • Study: Citrus fruits found to reduce risk of stroke in women

    02/26/2012 7:39:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    The State Column ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | "The State Column"
    Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that flavonoid-rich foods, like oranges and grapefruit, can help protect against strokes in women. This study was published in the journal, Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In this study, the researchers followed 69,622 women for 14 years. The researchers monitored the protective nature of flavonoids, an antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine. During the study, every four years, the women reported their fruit and vegetable intake. As a result, the researchers were able to look for relationships between flavonoid intake and the risk of ischemic, hemorrhagic...
  • Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk suffers stroke!

    01/23/2012 3:53:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2012 | Tina Korbe
    The Republican senator elected in 2010 to fill the seat once occupied by Barack Obama suffered a stroke Saturday and underwent surgery today to repair related damage, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Mr. [Mark] Kirk, 51 years old and a freshman Republican, checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital on Saturday, and doctors found damage to his carotid artery on the right side of his neck. He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where tests revealed he had suffered a stroke. His office said the surgery was successful.“Due to his young age, good health and the nature...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke

    01/23/2012 9:34:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | JAN 23, 2012
    Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke 9:31 a.m. CST, January 23, 2012 U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke, his office said. "On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck," his office said in a statement.
  • Stroke sufferer, 23, woken up by SLEEPING PILL

    12/27/2011 9:35:43 PM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/27/2011 | Lydia Warren
    Doctors believed Sam Goddard would be in permanent vegetative state after eight strokesFiancée who stood by him discovered Ambien had helped other sufferers Read more: here
  • Aspirin every day can cut cancer risk by 60%

    10/27/2011 6:36:49 PM PDT · by djf · 68 replies · 3+ views
    MailOnline ^ | 10/28/2011 | Jenny Hope
    Taking aspirin regularly can cut the long-term risk of cancer, according to the first major study of its kind. British researchers found it can reduce the risk by 60 per cent in people with a family history of the disease. The landmark research covering 16 countries is the first proof that the painkiller has a preventive action that is likely to benefit anyone using it every day.
  • Multiple Sources Say Buccaneer Great Lee Roy Selmon Has Died After Suffering Stroke

    09/02/2011 5:00:09 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 3 replies
    WFLA 970 Radio ^ | 09/02/2011 | Ryan Lang
    TAMPA, Fla. - Multiple sources are confimring Buccaneers great and Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon has died after suffering a massive stroke. SnipIn his first year with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Lee Roy won the team's Rookie of the Year and MVP awards. Selmon went to six straight Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1979. A back injury made the 1984 season his last, and the Bucs retired his number, 63, in 1986.
  • Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain (Analysis of multiple studies shows significant impact)

    08/29/2011 3:24:56 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Michael O'Riordan
    Chocolate Good for the Heart and Brain Michael O'Riordan   August 29, 2011 (Paris, France) — In a city renowned for its love of food, it is only fitting that researchers presented the results of a new study in Paris, France, showing that chocolate is good for the heart and brain. In a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress, British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate. In the study, published online...
  • Omega-3s reduce stroke severity

    08/25/2011 8:09:14 AM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    Université Laval ^ | August 25, 2011 | Unknown
    Quebec City, August 25, 2011—A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke. Researchers observed that the effects of stroke were less severe in mice that had been fed a diet rich in DHA for three months than in mice...
  • Help!

    07/31/2011 10:36:44 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 101 replies
    vanity | 8/1/11 | Alan Levy
    Freepers, I need your help. A couple of weeks ago, I had a mini-stroke. As of this writing, I still feel horrible. I get fatigued easily (like I've read the New York Slimes )and I get constant headaches. Also, my short term memory is non-existent and my spelling has gone from lousy to it looks like Joe Biden is my editor. Has anyone else had any experience with this ?
  • Rapture predictor Harold Camping suffers stroke!

    06/13/2011 7:49:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/13/2011 | David S. Morgan
    Harold Camping, the Family Radio minister who inaccurately predicted that the world would experience Judgment Day last May 21, has suffered a stroke. Camping, the 89-year-old head of the Oakland-based evangelical media company, suffered a stroke on Thursday night after a radio broadcast and was taken to a local hospital, according to a message posted on a Family Radio-oriented Yahoo group by Charlie Menut, station manager of Family Radio affiliate WFME. Harold Camping doomsday prediction record: 0-2 Harold Camping "flabbergasted" by non-Rapture Apocalypse ... uhm, when? A neighbor of Camping told the Oakland Tribune that the Alameda minister was taken...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il back in the high-heel shoe groove

    05/18/2011 8:00:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 05/17/11 | Christine Kim
    Kim Jong-il back in the high-heel shoe groove May 17, 2011 From left: Kim Jong-il in high heels in October 2007, Kim in 1-inch heels in November 2008, and Kim in 2- or 3-inch heels on May 14. [YONHAP] North Korean leader Kim Jong-il seems to have gotten back on his feet after his 2008 stroke - or back in his high heels, to be exact. The communist leader has recently been seen strutting about in 1-inch heels, a shift from the more comfortable shoes he had taken to wearing since he reportedly fell ill in August 2008. The change,...
  • The Women’s Health Initiative and the Body Politic

    04/11/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem
    NY Times ^ | April 9, 2011 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    In 1898, German doctors fed fresh cow ovaries to a young woman suffering from severe hot flashes after having her ovaries removed. It was a milestone of sorts in women’s medicine, leading to crude hormone treatments and eventually commercially prepared drugs to relieve the symptoms of menopause. It was also the beginning of a seemingly endless controversy about the safety and necessity of drug treatments for women at the end of their reproductive years. By the 1960s, pharmaceutical companies and doctors were promoting hormones as a way for women to stay “feminine forever,” even as scientists and women’s health activists...
  • Please pray for us

    03/09/2011 7:31:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    March 9, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    As some of you know, we've both been having some health issues. My leg is frequently infected from diabetic wounds on my feet. I can't afford to lose my leg because there's no one else who can help my wife who had a stroke last year. Now my ancient car's brakes are giving out, which will make it almost impossible for us to get to the doctor, pharmacy, hospital and store. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes and don't forget JimRob as well. Thanks in advance.
  • An Alzheimer's Vaccine in a Nasal Spray

    02/28/2011 10:52:57 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | February 28, 2011 | Unknown
    TAU researchers develop a vaccine that staves off stroke as wellOne in eight Americans will fall prey to Alzheimer's disease at some point in their life, current statistics say. Because Alzheimer's is associated with vascular damage in the brain, many of them will succumb through a painful and potentially fatal stroke. But researchers led by Dr. Dan Frenkel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences are working on a nasally-delivered 2-in-1 vaccine that promises to protect against both Alzheimer's and stroke. The new vaccine repairs vascular damage in the brain by...
  • Serene Branson: ‘As Soon As I Opened My Mouth, I Knew Something Was Wrong’

    02/18/2011 6:58:30 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 28 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/18/2011 | Mark Joyella
    Los Angeles reporter Serene Branson has given her first interview since the Grammy night live report that catapulted the KCBS-TV journalist into YouTube fame. “My head was definitely pounding and I was very uncomfortable and I knew something wasn’t right,” Branson told KCBS anchor Pat Harvey Thursday night. “I was terrified and confused. Confused. What had just happened? At that point they sat me down, then my right cheek went numb. My right hand went numb and I lost some sensation in my arm.” The live report, where Branson become visibly confused and had trouble speaking clearly, led many to...
  • Reporter’s bizarre on-air episode raises questions

    02/15/2011 1:14:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    One of the most memorable performances from Sunday night's Grammy broadcast was also one of the most terrifying: Serene Branson, an Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter began speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast. However, after initial fears that Branson may have suffered a stroke on-air, she is reportedly doing OK. "She was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized," the CBS affiliate that employs Branson said in a statement posted late Monday on its website. "As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home. And while Serene...
  • Serene Branson 'hospitalised after Grammy's speech problems'(May have suffered stroke on air-Video)

    02/14/2011 3:32:39 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/14/2011 | The Telegraph
    CBS Los Angeles reporter Serene Branson has reportedly been taken to hospital for tests after stumbling incomprehensibly over her words during a Grammy's broadcast. After being introduced from the studio, Branson began "Well a very, very...", before mispronouncing "heavily". Trying again, she was still unable to get the word out and continued with a train of unintelligible sounds. It is feared that she may have suffered a stroke on air.
  • RECOGNIZING A STROKE

    02/14/2011 10:25:48 AM PST · by wtd · 14 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail ^ | unknown
    A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. RECOGNIZING A STROKE in ‘3’ (+1 new) steps, STR . . .a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions: S *Ask the individual to SMILE. T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.) R*Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediatelyand describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. NOTE:...
  • Report: Local CBS Reporter Hospitalized After Alleged On-Air Stroke? (video)

    02/14/2011 7:43:23 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/14/2011 | Jon Bershad
    At first glance, the video is funny, just another in the long line of on-air bloopers from news reporters. However, it now appears that KCBS in Los Angeles’ Serene Branson may have suffered something far more serious than a live TV mistake. Shortly after the bizarre moment in the night’s broadcast where she seemed to be unable to speak coherently, Branson was hospitalized with some speculating that she may have had a stroke. In the video, Branson is attempting to cover the Grammys when her words just turn to gibberish and she tries and fails to correct herself. After the...
  • Spice (curry) drug fights stroke damage

    02/13/2011 11:01:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | BBC
    A drug derived from the curry spice turmeric may be able to help the body repair some of the damage caused in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are preparing to embark on human trials after promising results in rabbits. Their drug reached brain cells and reduced muscle and movement problems. The Stroke Association said it was the "first significant research" suggesting that the compound could aid stroke patients. "This is the first significant research to show that turmeric could be beneficial to stroke patients by encouraging new cells to grow and...
  • Final data show experimental agent better than aspirin at preventing stroke

    02/10/2011 7:41:18 PM PST · by decimon · 6 replies
    American Heart Association ^ | February 10, 2011 | Unknown
    American Stroke Association meeting reportA new anti-clotting agent is vastly superior to aspirin at reducing stroke risk (1.6 percent per year versus 3.6 percent per year) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients unable to take stronger drugs, according to final data reported today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. Researchers found the drug also works better in people with a history of stroke or a warning stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a heartbeat abnormality that can cause blood clots which raise the risk of stroke, particularly in the elderly. The AVERROES: Apixaban Versus Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) to Prevent Strokes...