Kathryn Tucker, the first of the fraternal twins to endure a stroke, felt a sharp pain in the back of her head before she went to bed in July of 2012, ABC News reports.
After experiencing impaired vision, she went to the nearby hospital in Tempe, Ariz., and was later discharged from the emergency room. However, when she woke up after sleeping for three days, her vision was worse. "Everything was distorted and one-dimensional. I could barely get around," she told the outlet. It was later determined she endured a stroke.
Long-term care facilities are finding ways to increase reports of abuse when they happen. Of all the possible threats to seniors' physical and financial well-being, you might expect their children to be low on the list. But the fact is, abuse of elders is all too common — annually affecting one in 10 adults over the age of 60, according to a study by the Medical University of South Carolina — and it's often perpetrated by a victim's own offspring.
Nurses deal with traumatic experiences on a daily basis, a factor which puts them at higher risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is diagnosed in over 7 million U.S. adults every year. Now, researchers have discovered a simple solution to help nurses and others with PTSD, cope with their disease; just two hours of stretching and meditation every week.