Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Globe Special: By George, I Think She's Got It!

"Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults" by Jia Naqvi Washington Post  April 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — The researchers hypothesize that the results reinforce the need to monitor patients for risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol and treat them early.

Question: Is the health advice you’re following outdated?

Answer: Yes.

I'm sure they have a drug for it, though. Gotta get someone to consume all the surplus GMO corn and pork products.

Young adults and their health care providers should have discuss engaging in healthy behaviors throughout their lives, such as eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, said Mary George, the lead author of the report and deputy associate director for science and senior medical officer in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

‘‘Most people think that having a stroke is something that only happens to older people, but the impact of stroke is significant — it is uniquely complex in younger adults, in midst of careers, serving as wage earners and caregivers, who may suffer disability that can impact their lives and the lives of family members and loved ones,’’ George said....