Know the Signs, Act FAST It’s summer time, which hopefully means more time to sit back, relax and let your guard down. But there’s one medical condition you should remain vigilant about: stroke.
Gail was gardening when she started having a stroke. She was rushed to the hospital and received a lifesaving procedure that uses a catheter to pull the stroke causing clot from the brain.
When a person experiences a stroke, the blood supply to the brain is interrupted usually by a blood clot or bursting of a blood vessel, which results in damage to the brain cells. A major stroke might result in serious debilitation or even death
When serious news is about to be delivered, it’s often prefaced with, “why don’t you have a seat.” But recent research shows the seriously bad news has to do with sitting itself.
It was Sunday evening and Connie had felt funny all day. “My hand was numb and I kept shaking it to make it feel better,” she said. She knew something was still wrong when she went to her job as an elementary school cafeteria manager the next morning.
“Talk.” That was the one word Brandi Tamberlina 37 year-old mother of three could utter after a stroke damaged the part of her brain that controls speech. “That was all she could manage—just one or two words at a time,” says Roper St. Francis speech pathologist Julie Weiss
Are you being treated for high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Are you overweight with a majority of your fat around your waistline? If so, you may be suffering from a condition known as metabolic syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that when occurring together increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and …