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About Dr. Jim

I attended medical school at Tulane, did an internship in Philadelphia, served in the Navy assigned to the Marines, completed surgical fellowships at Mayo and Ochsner Clinics, residency at Tulane, and earned a PhD in cell biology. I was hired by Dr DeBakey in 1983 at Baylor College of Medicine during the golden age of cardiovascular surgery. I was swept along by history and did some sweeping myself. I have been to the puppet show and have creativity that has produced three medical books and hundreds of scientific and ethical publications. I am working on three non-fiction books: an apologia, a memoir, and a better health book.

Strokes are major causes of death and disability. Strokes are dreadfully abrupt and as such, we should be aware of how to recognize and deal with them. Sudden onset is a key. In an instant indicators appear. Physical problems such as weakness of the facial muscles, an arm or leg, or trouble walking should alert one. Also, slurred speech, trouble thinking or other sudden mental deficiencies are warnings. Rapidly seek help! There are many emergency rooms widely scattered throughout America. However, for people having strokes, there are a number of new treatments offered. However, there are only a few places where state-of-the-art therapies are available. All healthcare institutions, including hospitals, need to be certified by a regulatory organization called simply the “Joint Commission”.

Do Not Choke When it Comes to a Stroke



I earlier broached the subject of spot-on thinking to guide actions to maximize wellbeing correctly. I don’t want to overstate its importance but I do believe belaboring the topic is impossible. More is important in avoiding possible mistaken guidance. Seek wisdom says the Bible. We make hundreds of decisions each day about what to wear, eat, buy, watch, invest, sell, and others but nothing is as important as the decisions we make regarding our health! Be careful with those!!! Self-realization in health matters is the understanding and fulfillment of a superior well-being state. Don’t assume your health is better or worse than it is ─ be accurate. Look carefully at what others your age do mentally and physically to compare.

Do Not Depend on Stinkin Thinkin to Mend