National Stroke Awareness Day: Why more young people are having strokes
Oct. 29 is National Stroke Awareness Day and while many may associate strokes with advanced age, the percentage of people under the age of 45 is on the rise. KPRC 2 spoke to a neurologist about what’s going on with younger adults having strokes, and how a person’s lifestyle may be a contributing factor.
‘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.
Family: Comedian Sinbad recovering from recent stroke
NEW YORK – The family of Sinbad says the comedian-actor is recovering from a recent stroke. The Adkins family says in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that "it is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke. The 64-year-old Sinbad, born David Adkins, is known for his stand-up work and appearances in the sitcoms “A Different World” and “The Sinbad Show.” The entertainer has also appeared in several movies. “Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time,” the family statement read.