During May, American Stroke Month, Former NBA Player Kenny Smith Joins the American Heart/American Stroke Association to Get People Moving with Free Music Downloads
More than 100,000 African Americans have a stroke every year and are almost twice as likely to have a stroke compared to Caucasians. But, stroke is not inevitable. And, a stroke doesn’t have to be debilitating or deadly.
In interviews on May 15th, “Tha Hip Hop Doc” Dr. Rani Whitfield – who rose to fame putting health messages to a hip hop beat – and former NBA star Kenny Smith – who played for the Houston Rockets and is currently a sports analyst on
Know the risks and how to address them: find out whether you have high blood pressure and diabetes – tips for working with your doctor to eliminate or manage your risks
Things you can do to prevent stroke: from eating healthy to scheduling regular doctor visits
Knowing the warning signs: prompt medical attention is the best way to avoid the profound effects of stroke. Learn what to look for so that if you or someone you love shows symptoms, you can call
Because many people don’t know what to look for or what the risks are, the American Stroke Association initiated the Power to End Stroke campaign. Visit www.powertoendstroke.org for important information, tools for preventing and overcoming stroke, and, now, a free music download, while supplies last, to help you get moving and incorporate the recommended 30-minutes of physical activity a day. Dr. Rani Whitfield will talk about preventative measures, recognizing stroke, and how the Power to End Stroke campaign will reach African Americans with information and tools. Kenny Smith will let your viewers in on his personal experiences and his commitment to health and this important cause.
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Dr. Rani Whitfield returned to his hometown of
Kenny Smith has just begun his 11th season as co-host of the Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA on