Yesterday, some of my readers discussed rapper Yung Miami's dangerous habit of not drinking any water. Apparently, other young women are following her lead and have stopped drinking water.
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Legendary director John Singleton has passed away after suffering a massive stroke on April 17. Singleton, who was 51, went to a hospital complaining of weakness in one leg after arriving in the U.S. on a flight from Costa Rica.
Legendary director John Singleton is still on life support after suffering a massive stroke on April 17. Singleton, 51, went to a hospital complaining of weakness in one leg after arriving in the U.S. on a flight from Costa Rica.
John Singleton's medical condition is more serious than initially reported. The pioneering Black film director and screenwriter initially suffered a "mild" stroke after returning on a flight from Costa Rico on Wednesday, April 17.
Legendary Hollywood film director John Singleton suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized, according to blogger B. Scott. The 51-year-old director's stroke is described as mild.
Friends and colleagues remember CBS46 Anchor Amanda Davis who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke while boarding a flight at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday. She was 62.
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One loyal Sandrarose.com reader wrote in to express her disapproval of the way we covered the untimely death of the legendary news woman.
CBS46 Anchor Amanda Davis died Wednesday after suffering a massive stroke at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. She was 62.
Davis suffered a massive stroke while waiting to board a flight at Hartsfield on Tuesday night. She was on her way to San Antonio, Texas to bury her father, according to 9News.
Yesterday it was reported that reality TV producer Todd Tucker's mother, Miss Sharon, died from complications related to a stroke. Miss Sharon collapsed on Monday afternoon in Mew York City. She was rushed to a hospital where she died on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Tucker is married to former Xscape singer and reality TV star/entrepreneur Kandi Burruss. Miss Sharon appeared in episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
As most of you know, Hip Hop artist Nate Dogg (left) suffered a second stroke which left him paralyzed and on a ventilator.
According to TMZ.com, Dogg, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale is responding well to medical treatment and is only using a ventilator to make breathing easier.
A cardiovascular accident, or stroke, means a lack of blood flow to a part of the brain usually caused by a blood clot, an aneurysm that burst or trauma to the brain, causing brain cells to die.
In most cases, the symptoms affect one side of the body depending on what side of the brain the stroke occurred.
- Headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness (aneurysm or bleeding in the brain)
- Drooping on one side of the face or droopy eyelid
- Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
- Temporary or persistent loss of vision
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet or on one side of the body
- Reduction in sensory perception such as altered taste or smell
- Losing your balance slightly and you're not sure why
- Trouble walking
- Altered breathing, rapid heart rate
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Disorganized thinking, confusion, hypersexual gestures
If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your personal care physician or go to an emergency room immediately!
I have a female friend who, in her late twenties, began experiencing TIAs (transient ischemic attacks) which are sometimes referred to as mini strokes. She's now in her early 40s and walks with a cane.
TIAs differ from strokes because the symptoms resolve on their own in less than 24 hours and TIAs don't result in death of brain cells. But multiple TIAs can cause neurological problems such as difficulty walking.
Some people, like my friend, are prone to strokes because they have a history of high blood pressure or any other risk factor which includes: cigarette smoking, weed smoking, Diabetes, previous strokes or cardiac problems.
Patients who have a history of cardiac problems or high blood pressure are sometimes prescribed baby Aspirin daily to keep their blood thin to reduce the risk of clot formation.
This has been your Medical Minute.