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Andrew Revkin's Stroke of Luck

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reporter Andrew Revkin, who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, talks about having a stroke 22 months ago. His article "My Stroke of Luck" is in the Science section of today's New York Times.

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Andrew Revkin

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

It's not just that doctors & chiropractors are "at war"--years ago, when I was having occasional vertigo, my chiropractor told me that some damage to the carotid arteries could be caused by neck adjustments, esp. in women my age. (I think I was in my late 30s at the time.) He switched to a less forceful type of adjustment.

May. 14 2013 12:52 PM
Amy from Manhattan

One of the hardest things about diagnosing stroke is trying to tell whether it's caused by blockage or bleeding, esp. since they require essentially opposite treatments. Has there been any progress in distinguishing the 2 causes?

Also, the carotid artery divides into internal & external branches--maybe that's what Mr. Revkin was trying to think of?

May. 14 2013 12:47 PM

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