Medical Minute: Esophageal Cancer

This is an updated post of an earlier version that was originally posted in May 1, 2012.

Have you ever attempted to swallow food and it feels like it’s stuck in your throat (or somewhere in your upper chest)? Panic slowly begins to rise as it seems like your throat is starting to close and you feel like you can’t breathe. You feel like you’re choking until you drink something to get the food moving again.

If you’ve ever had that choking experience with food — and it occurs quite often — you may have cancer of the esophagus.

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10 Pounds of Weed Found Inside Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes’s Apartment

Earl Hayes weed stash

Police found 10 pounds of high grade marijuana stashed inside the upscale apartment where Money Team rapper Early Hayes fatally shot his wife, actress-dancer Stephanie Moseley, before turning the gun on himself.

The bodies of Moseley, 30, and Hayes were found inside the apartment they shared at Palazzo East next door to The Grove in Los Angeles, CA., on Monday.

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TV Reporter Says “F*ck It, I Quit” Live On the Air (Video)

Charlo Greene

A TV reporter who was reportedly high on marijuana quit her position after hurling profanity live on the air. Alaska reporter Charlo Greene made her shocking exit after admitting she was the owner of a marijuana club.

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August Alsina Still Hospitalized With Seizures; Had Marijuana in His System

August Alsina

Up-and-coming R&B singer August Alsina is still hospitalized at a NY area hospital after passing out and falling off stage during a concert on Monday. Alsina, 22, is in an ICU being treated for multiple seizures, according to published reports.

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R&B Singer August Alsina Passes Out After Allegedly Smoking Too Much “Knockout” Weed

August Alsina

R&B Singer August Alsina passed out and fell into the crowd of stunned women during a performance at Irving Plaza in NYC Monday night. Video taken by a concertgoer shows Alsina’s legs going limp as he fell into the crowd. Word from Alsina’s camp is the lanky 22-year-old singer hadn’t eaten after smoking too much “Knockout” — a strong Grade A++ strain of medical marijuana.

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Celebs Out & About: Lil Wayne, Janelle Monáe

Lil Wayne Smokes A Dubious Looking Cigarette

Stoned rapper Lil Wayne was seen smoking weed in a recording studio parking lot. Lil Wayne was working on a record with troubled singer Justin Bieber at the Hit Factory recording studio in Miami, Florida. Wayne wore floral print shorts and a white tee.
Photo: INFphoto.com

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Rapper Chief Keef says NY weed is “weak as f*ck”

Chief Keef

The mainstream media loves to rehabilitate the image of losers. They may not be familiar with a rapper’s catalog of songs, but they know exactly how many times he’s been locked up and why.

Rappers who have been busted on drug and gun charges are particularly favored. The media repackages these gangsta rappers as misunderstood victims of society whose images can be tamed and rendered less threatening.

Take rapper Chief Keef for instance. Before the 17-year-old Chicago rapper was busted for drug possession and driving recklessly, The Observer editors probably couldn’t name his latest hit record.

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