|Breakfast Below the Grits Line|
"Southerners are also more likely to experience a decline in cognitive ability over several years - specifically, problems with memory and orientation." I knew living there was hot and sticky, but I had no idea it would make my mind move to Philadelphia while my body stayed in Dixie.
“Experts do not know exactly why more strokes occur in the region stretching across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee (sometimes additional Southern states are included in the stroke belt).”
|Probably Not Keeping Her Marbles|
Oh, yes please. I do want to keep my marbles.
Dr. George Howard, chairman of the biostatistics department at the University of Alabama and principal investigator of the study said, “One of the things we are concerned about is, it does sort of reinforce every negative stereotype about the South, that there are these slow hicks down here.”
Congratulations, Dr. Howard!
Dr. Howard has just been awarded The Ulysses S. Grant Most Hated Man in the South Award for 2011.
* Read the July 4th NY Times article by Pam Belluck at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/health/05stroke.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1309802461-QKm1g+TNidtWr9/zrBic7Q