May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, is a life-threatening event in which the arteries of the brain become blocked or rupture, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen. When nerve cells do not receive oxygen, they cannot function and the cells die rapidly.
Consequently, the parts of the body controlled by those nerve cells cannot function either. The effects of stroke are often permanent because dead nerve cells cannot be regenerated.
The Tdap vaccine is used to prevent the serious health consequences that result from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information about each of these diseases:
Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. It causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body. It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe. Tetanus kills about one out of five people who are infected.
What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day? Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work or just don't have the energy to even think about exercising? We give all sorts of excuses and don't even want to hear the E-word some days. What if activity wasn't a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine? Do I have your attention?
The “Week Of The Horse” was celebrated last week at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare with a wide range of horse related events. The run for the roses was held on Friday followed by a Derby Party with special holiday food. Lou Floyd of Hodgenville won the first race. She was presented the red roses by daycare director, Beverly Heath
A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 11 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655 or 270-766-4437.
The Holbert Wilkins reunion is 11 a.m. May 26 in the Union Christian Church fellowship hall. For more information, contact Ramona Dever at 358-3785.
The East Hardin Rebeleer Band reunion is 4-11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Tickets are $20. To register for the event, call 737-2118 or visit www.rebeleers.com.