‘I was in such good health.’ From the top of her game to a paralyzing stroke -- how this journalist made the comeback of a lifetime.
Kristen Aguirre, by all accounts, did everything right: She wanted to deliver the news, and work as a storyteller, especially for underserved communities -- and after college, she landed TV jobs in Quincy, Illinois; Flint, Michigan; and then Denver, working as a reporter and anchor. It seemed like nothing could stop her. Until she was blindsided by a ischemic stroke that hit the motor strip of her brain.
COVID-19 cardiac study suggests increased heart health risks for patients
There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that COVID-19 can have a serious impact on the heart. Other symptoms related to heart failure are swelling in the ankles, and weve seen some of the patients in the study presented with chest pain and other patients presented with palpitations. They were surprised to find that more than half of those patients had worrisome heart scans:55% of patients had abnormal changes to the way the heart was pumping blood. These COVID-19 patients were all referred to the study because heart complications were suspected. A prior coronavirus infection may be considered an additional risk factor down the road.
Extreme heat red flags: Heres what to watch for
The heat may be a shock to many peoples systems -- take the heat seriously and watch out for these red flags. The heat doesn't mean life stops, so a lot of people either have to, or choose to, stay active outdoors. How you feelThe first red flag that the heat is taking a toll is obvious in how you feel. Bathroom trips, urine colorAnother red flag may seem indelicate, but it's very practical and important. Blacking outAs someone's body temperature becomes dangerously high the biggest red flag to watch for is confusion and blacking out, almost like being drunk.