strokes

When the Brain Stops Working

Posted on 06/5/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeWe were in a movie theater watching a long and boring subtitled foreign film when it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t know where I was. Literally. I had been slumped down in my seat day-dreaming about sex and money when the realization flashed into my head like a light globe in a cartoon illustration: I’m lost. I turned to my wife, the perceptive Cinelli, and whispered “Where are we?” She whispered back, “At the Laemmle,” which was the …

The Takeaway: Silent Strokes Can Cause Memory Loss; Talking Life Expectancy With Patients In Good Health

Posted on 12/30/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayNearly 25 percent of older adults have experienced a silent stroke, according to a new study.

The Takeaway: Surgery to Stop Strokes Doesn’t Work; Appeals Court Upholds Health Care Mandate

Posted on 11/9/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayDoctors had high hopes for an operation designed to prevent strokes, but a $20 million federal study on the procedure was cut short when it became apparent that it didn’t work. And a conservative-leaning federal appeals court yesterday ruled Barack Obama’s health care law—including the individual mandate—is constitutional.