- Stroke Warning Signs
- Antibacterial Soap Wrecking The Environment
- Age Reversing Drugs From MIT Gerontologist
- Insider’s View Of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos
And, we’ll begin with the following:
A friend’s wife recently had a stroke. She survived but still kinda ‘out of it’.
Which got me thinking…
Most strokes aren’t fatal.
Yet, they can leave their victims unable to talk, walk or take care of themselves.
Fortunately, if we know what to look for, there are signs that can warn us that we’re at risk of an impending stroke.
Stroke Risk Warning Signs:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Note: The above list is from The American Heart Association web site. Good resource.
A more entertaining (?) view about stroke warning signs, can be found in a post on the following web site: Stroke Signals
Read this post to find out what standing on one leg can tell you about your risk of having a stroke…
Also, here’s a link to The Mayo Clinic’s reference about the symptoms and causes of strokes.
Antibacterial Soap Wrecking The Environment:
When I’m out running errands, shopping and such, I religiously clean my hands with a big dose of antibacterial soap – every time I get back in my car!
I’m convinced the soap helps prevent common viruses.
And antibacterial soaps do kill microbes.
However, there’s evidence the soap’s causing a bigger problem than they’re solving.
This from Science Alert:
Some researchers believe their use is contributing to the rise of ‘superbugs’ – in other words, chemicals in antibacterial products are causing the bugs to mutate and become more resistant…”
Negative results from recent tests on the effects of chemicals (triclocarban & triclosan) found in antimicrobial bar soap, and in some shampoos, have triggered more studies to learn how much harm they’re doing to the wider environment.
Minnesota has recently passed a law making it illegal to manufacture and sell cleaning products that contain the antibacterial chemical, triclosan, by 2017. Story
Other states and communities are also considering following Minnesota’s example.
Antibacterial soap does help prevent colds and many viruses.
But at what eventual price?
Read more about this conundrum when you click on the following blue link: Antibacterial Soap Wrecking The Environment
Age Reversing Drugs From MIT Gerontologist:
Yeah, I don’t believe it either…
On the other hand, Ray Kurzweil swears it’s all possible!
Ray, 67, works for Google founder Larry Page, and admits to gobbling 250 nutritional supplements daily.
He’s also the MIT Gerontologist referred to above.
And, he’s kinda gone off the plantation in his quest to live forever.
Or, on the least, have his ‘postmortem’ body frozen in liquid nitrogen, until science evolves enough to revive and restore him.
To read more, click on the following blue link: Age Reversing Drugs From MIT Gerontologist
Insider’s View Of Alzheimer’s:
Getting Alzheimer’s is my biggest fear of aging.
Although there’s no history of Alzheimer’s disease in my family tree, I still quake at the thought.
And, I chase down just about any lead about mind disease.
Like Greg O’Brien’s story about living with Alzheimer’s. Here’s an excerpt:
Today, 60 percent of my short-term memory can be gone in 30 seconds. I often don’t recognize friends, including, on two occasions, my wife.
I get lost in familiar places, fly into inexorable rages, put my keys and cellphone in the refrigerator, my laptop in the microwave, and wash business cards in the dishwasher simply because they are dirty….”
Oh man, what a waste this disease is.
Read more of Greg’s story when you click on the following blue link: Insider’s View Of Alzheimer’s
Marilyn Monroe Pictures You’ve Not Seen:
Found about 23 pictures of Marilyn Monroe taken when she was making the movie ‘Some Like It Hot’.
Pretty cool: Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos
Miss This Girl:
Talk to you next time…
Until then, I’d love to hear your Living On The Far Side Of 55 story!