Our topic today is Stroke Awareness discussing why the Country’s Highest Death Rates from Stroke are Americans Living in the “Stroke Belt”.
Our guests today are Paul Singh, MD, MPH, BS – Assist. Professor, Neuroendovascular Surgery and Vascular Neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Singh completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in addition to a Masters in Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Singh is dual-boarded in Neurology and Vascular Neurology, which allows him to bring a unique niche in diagnosing a variety of vascular diseases of the brain and spine, including strokes, aneurysms, AVMs and tumors. He will also be launching new clinical research trials in strokes, providing patients the opportunity to participate in new therapies. Dr. Singh is currently on staff at the University Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey.
And Stroke Survivor Patient, Patrick Johnson, Retired Air Force Reserve Colonel. Patrick Johnson, a retired Air Force Reserve Colonel, never saw himself as a candidate for stroke. A vegetarian and an avid runner, Patrick believed he was in good health. In fact, he had taken his Air Force fitness test just three days before having his stroke. “I had received an excellent score, which to me, reinforced the fact that I was fit and healthy,” said Patrick. “Then, I had a stroke.” Patrick had gotten up in the middle of the night and on his way back to bed knew something was wrong. “I couldn’t move my left side, my speech was slurred and my face was drooping,” said Patrick. His wife and son, who are also both nurses, immediately recognized the signs of stroke and called 9-1-1.
Paramedics transported Patrick to the hospital within minutes. The stroke team confirmed through a CT scan that he had suffered a severe acute ischemic stroke. Less than two hours after Patrick’s initial onset of symptoms, he was administered treatment to break up the clot in his brain. Thanks to the treatment he received, he returned to work just six days later. The doctors told Patrick his stroke was brought on by arrhythmia’s in his heart that caused blood clots to form. He now knows that – despite being in good health – anyone can suffer a stroke. He credits his ongoing recovery to his family, the paramedics and the hospital staff for taking all the appropriate actions to ensure that he received the best possible care. “I was very fortunate that my family happened to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of stroke, knew to act quickly and get me the appropriate medical attention,” said Patrick. “I encourage everyone to talk to their friends and family about stroke. I know – firsthand – you truly never know what may happen.” For more information g to http://www.stroke.org
Our second guest is David Richardson of Assumptions Institute
Since 2011, David Richardson organization has led the effort to help Christian leaders engage with their faith in their public lives. We also are at the forefront of helping families and churches reduce the number of Christian youth leaving their faith. Understanding assumptions can help us change people’s lives.
The mission is that they use specialized educational tools to help those they serve to surface and evaluate hidden assumptions. There are assumptions behind the things we read, watch, and hear. There are assumptions below the surface in how we do our work. Once they help people and organizations identify their assumptions, they can assist them in evaluating their assumptions to see if they are valid and true. It is at the level of one’s assumptions that can help people and organizations find God and engage with him in their daily lives. Assumptions enable believers to extend their relationship with Christ beyond their personal lives so they may serve those they encounter in their daily lives and work, and find the ministry for which God made them.
Assumptions are the most potent of ideas, but also the least understood. Transparent reveals what assumptions we make, how they control us, and how they are all inherently religious. Even atheists are religious at the level of their assumptions. Some assumptions are true and most are not. How can you tell without being an intellectual? Transparent introduces the Transparent App, an innovative and creative tool that helps people quickly see through the messages they encounter daily in the things they read, watch, and hear using the power of assumptions.
The Transparent App is simple enough for a student to use, but powerful enough for adults to find God and engage with Him in their areas of interest, expertise, and leadership. How can someone bring God with them to work or school? How does God give us knowledge and guidance in the things that matter in real life? At the level of assumptions God is everywhere.
Transparent is not just a theoretical theological exercise for intellectuals. It “translates” the complex ideologies of the intellectuals into everyday language for everyday people. Written more like an adventure than a textbook, Transparent is a refreshing departure from the usual books about apologetics, theology, and culture. Students, parents, pastors, and professionals will all love Transparent. For more information go to www.assumptionsinstitute.org www.daverichardson.org www.TheTransparentBook.com