Dr. Peter Glidden talks about the third leading cause of death in the United States. Can you guess what it is.
On a personal note, in 1980 my mother suffered a severe stroke. She lost total use of her right arm. She learned to walk with a walker by moving her hip because she lost most function in her right leg. She lost her ability to speak and to read and write.
She was 63 years old (a year older than I am now). Never smoked, was never overweight, walked over two miles every day. She developed diarrhea that persisted. Possibly from the water or bird droppings on the berries and garden vegetables, who knows.
She went to a doctor who gave medicine that didn’t work, so got different medicine. She’d been on it a few weeks when she had the stroke. Coincidence? If she had been shot in the head there would have been an investigation. The results would have been the same. After the stroke she was healthy but disabled. She died 22 years later, a horrible quality of life.