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.
Actor Luke Perry, pictured left, suffered a massive stroke and is hospitalized, according to TMZ. Former NBA star Kenny Anderson is also hospitalized after he suffered a stroke.
A nurse who was fired from a Texas hospital has been arrested and charged in the death of at least one patient.
William George Davis is being held in a Dallas jail on $2 million bond. He was arrested Tuesday evening and charged in the August death of a 47-year-old Christopher Greenaway.
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.
Click here to learn more about her life and career.
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.
Actor Robert Guillaume passed away Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. A rep told the Associated Press that Guillaume had been battling prostate cancer.
Guillaume, whose real name is Robert Peter Williams, gained fame as the sharp-witted butler on ABC's Soap and the spin-off Benson.
Lonzo Ball's parents LaVar and Tina Ball attended their son's 3rd game as a NBA rookie on Sunday. Tina is doing fine after suffering a stroke in February.
Sources said the Lakers rookie was not allowed to see his mother during her hospitalization because his father thought the visits would distract from his game.
The pain of losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher, was too much to bear for Hollywood screen legend Debbie Reynolds. She suffered a massive stroke Wednesday and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, where she later died. She was 84.
Lamar Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer has released a statement saying his health is greatly improved.
Ms. Mercer said Odom's speech and neurological deficits are improving and his doctors have placed him on an aggressive therapy program to improve his mobility.
Khloe Kartrashian called off her divorce to partially paralyzed former NBA player, Lamar Odom.
The 35-year-old ex LA Laker is in a LA hospital recovering from a drug overdose. He requires round-the-clock care after suffering several strokes at a Las Vegas hospital last week. He is unable to walk or talk.
Reality TV personality Kim Zolciak got what she wanted: she was kicked off of the popular ABC dance competition Dancing With the Stars on Monday.
The mother-of-six claimed she was hospitalized for 3 days after suffering a "mini-stroke." Mini strokes usually do not require hospitalization.
Zolciak is typical of pseudo-celebrities who want the fame but don't want to put in the hard work to achieve fame and riches.
A quick-thinking teenager may have saved the life of a police officer who apparently suffered a heart attack or stroke.
In September, Fort Lauderdale officer Franklin Foulks, 2nd from left, was in the process of booking 16-year-old Jamal Rutledge when he suddenly collapsed on the floor of the holding area. With no other officers in the vicinity, Officer Foulks was at the teen's mercy.
But Rutledge jumped into action, screaming and kicking on the fence until officers responded.
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.
The NCAAP organized a rally to protest a local restaurant on Saturday after a father claimed his 9-year-old special needs daughter was mistreated by employees there.
About 50 protesters picketed outside the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant located on Cumberland Boulevard in Smyrna. The protesters included parents from a special needs parents group and civil rights activists.
Mark Eschoe said he took his daughter, Marley, to Chuck E. Cheese to attend a children's birthday party back in May. Eschoe said his daughter had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering two strokes caused by brain aneurysms. The strokes left the child with minor brain damage but she can walk with minimal assistance.
“We were there for about 20 minutes when she finally said, ‘Hey Daddy, I have to go to the bathroom,’” Eschoe told Channel 2 Action News.
Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.
The blockage was discovered during Bush's annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," according to a statement.
Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).
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.