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Did reporter Serene Branson have a stroke on air during the Grammys?

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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Yahoo news

This is certainly one of the strangest things I have ever seen, I really hope that the reporter is ok and in good health.


She was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized," the CBS affiliate that employs Branson said in a statement posted late Monday on its website. "As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home. And while Serene says she is feeling better today, she wants us to know she followed-up with a visit to the doctor for some medical tests


The look on her face is downright scary as she can tell that something neurological is happening to her as she is broadcasting live. I worked for a number of years with individuals suffering from brain trauma and have seen some weird things occur when the brain isnt working properly, but this woman seems to be in rather good health. Kinda scary to think that this could happen to anyone at anytime.




posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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Sad, but funny as hell too! When i saw her speaking a new language, I was like WTH? Was rolling, hell still am! I do hope she is well, because it woudl eb ervy carys ...uh....derrrrr~


In all seriousness though, I hope there isnt anything messed permanently. That would suck.
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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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Clearly she just mixed her words up...

I don't see the point of this news story?

Unless there is some sort of secret or backwards message in what she is saying?



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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I think she experienced the term " * SNIP * her brains out" in the most literal sense.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Already being discussed HERE ON ATS.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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reply to post by Whereweheaded
 


You sick sad insidious low life degernarate piece of indicriminate nothing,

Go look in the mirror, you bad soul and then leave this site to the grown ups,



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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She reminds me this.

Poor girl....



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Sad, but funny as hell too! When i saw her speaking a new language, I was like WTH? Was rolling, hell still am! I do hope she is well, because it woudl eb ervy carys ...uh....derrrrr~
In all seriousness though, I hope there isnt anything messed permanently. That would suck.
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LOL I felt really bad, after I read that it might have been something medical, but I laughed AND laughed at that one.. The poor girl!!
Hell if she can't laugh at herself, (considering she's actually ok and healthy) then it' s up to US to have fun with it!
it was reallllly humorous!!
ps... i do hope she's ok...

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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Ill admit, it did somewhat look like a stroke, but I dont think it was. She just got nervous after she #ed her lines up when she said "Heavay" and then had a breakdown and couldnt focus on what she was trying to say.
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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Um....last time I checked the 1st Amendment granted me the freedom of speech, and thought? Its not my fault you don't understand sarcasm. And if the only constructive thought you can conjure up is personal attacks, why not return to your re-runs of Oprah? As for this discussion being for grown ups?, your very own comments show your maturity level, thus suggesting it is you whom is the problem, and really should leave this discussion to us adults.

Also, the lack of post counts, suggests that your one of those trolls, who tries to sound educated.....post fail! BWAHAHAHA!!!!!

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by 9Cib27
Clearly she just mixed her words up...

I don't see the point of this news story?

Unless there is some sort of secret or backwards message in what she is saying?


I think this is more than just a simple mix up. As it states in the artilce, those around her were immediately alarmed and she has since sought extra medical attention.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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That is a huge mental train wreck if that is all it was. Hmmmm...I remember being in the shower with a lady friend...the hot water and steam caused me to become very light headed and all of a sudden I couldn't comprehend the words coming out of her mouth. It all became gibberish and I began to panic almost and asked her to make sense. My vote is on the mini stroke.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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I agree, there was definetly something neurological going on.

To everyone, I am sorry but the yt link is no longer working, CBS has been pulling them down as soon as they go up. If you want to see it I am sure that new ones will be popping up for a few hours before they are pulled.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Disorganized speech like this reporter displayed could be a symptom of hundreds of conditions, ranging from stroke to simple anxiety. The fact that everyone jumps to stroke (both here and in the media) is just a bit laughable.

Rather than speculating without any medical evidence to support it, why don't we just let her go to the doctor and stop talking about what is surely a private matter?



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
Disorganized speech like this reporter displayed could be a symptom of hundreds of conditions, ranging from stroke to simple anxiety. The fact that everyone jumps to stroke (both here and in the media) is just a bit laughable.


Certainly this condition could be one of many neurological conditions or simply anxiety as you astutely pointed out. Eing a specialist in brain injury, mini stroke jumped out immediately.



Rather than speculating without any medical evidence to support it, why don't we just let her go to the doctor and stop talking about what is surely a private matter?


You again are correct that this is a private matter, but because it was something that happened in an observable medium, we should look to it to educate ourselves on the possibilities that brain trauma is a possibility in our lives and we should be able to recognize the observable symptoms to prevent the possiblity of complications.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Really? As a "brain specialist" (hint: they're called neurologists, not "brain specialists") the first thing that jumped out at you was "mini-stroke" (hint: they're called transient ischemic attacks, not "mini-strokes"). TIAs last much longer than this woman's symptoms, typically, and produce many more signs than garbled speech. If a stroke, ischemic attack, or vasospasm affects the area that causes garbled speech, it would also produce motor signs in the face, even if they were minor. There are no motor signs in the video of this woman, and she apparently has been cleared as "not having had a stroke" by a neurologist (one of those "brain specialists" you were talking about).

CBS Reporter was not kept in the hospital, was not diagnosed as having had a stroke, and is fine.

Quite honestly, in medicine, you go with the simple explanation until proven otherwise. This incident was likely a mixture of anxiety, stumbling over a line and failing to recover (which produces MORE anxiety), and so on. For all we know, this reporter takes ativan before filming (not unheard of in show business) to calm her nerves, which can result in this sort of thing.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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I actually said brian injury specialist, through an organization called AACBIS, look it up. I am sorry that you took such offense to my statement and trying to spread awareness regarding neurological conditions.

As far as stating that the possibility of stroke exists, you can do a simple google search of the reporters name and stroke and find a litany of responses where the same possibility is explored, I am hardly alone in my opinion. including this piece put out by CBS themselves:
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It reads in part...


"I am a little surprised," Dr. John Krakauer, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, told CBS News. "Frankly, I would have admitted her."

Dr. Krakauer, who is not involved in Branson's care, said that Branson might have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a sort of "mini-stroke" that causes only transient problems. Some patients who are seen at a hospital for a TIA are allowed to go home without being admitted, he said.


The article goes on to say

But whatever happened to Branson, Dr. Krakauer said her problem should serve as a reminder that stroke can happen even to young people. In fact, he said, each year in the U.S. about 50,000 people under the age of 50 have a stroke.


So I am not alone, either, in wanted to remind the people of this fact.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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You think that one academician (who traditionally see few, if any, patients on a daily basis unless they are a clerkship professor) who said he would admit the patient (note, he never said he thought it was a stroke) justifies your poor clinical judgment?

Wow...which medical school did you go to, so I can avoid working with residents from that program?



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
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You think that one academician (who traditionally see few, if any, patients on a daily basis unless they are a clerkship professor) who said he would admit the patient (note, he never said he thought it was a stroke) justifies your poor clinical judgment?


If you have a problem with Dr. Krakauer's opinion, you can contact him. His information is posted on the Johns Hopkins Neurology and Neuroscience page. or the Columbia University Neurology Edpt website, and to answer your question, yes I think his opinion is one that should be respected.


Wow...which medical school did you go to, so I can avoid working with residents from that program?


This to me reaks of a personal attack, and close to infringing the civility and decorum clause in the terms and conditions that give you the priviledge of bringing your medical opinions to this site. Your opinions are to be respected as well, and I do, I just dont know why you seem to have a problem with me, Dr. Krakauer, the TnC of ATS or trying to educate the public to a potential damaging brain injury.
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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by youdidntseeme
This to me reaks of a personal attack, and close to infringing the civility and decorum clause in the terms and conditions that give you the priviledge of bringing your medical opinions to this site. Your opinions are to be respected as well, and I do, I just dont know why you seem to have a problem with me, Dr. Krakauer, the TnC of ATS or trying to educate the public to a potential damaging brain injury.


I don't have a problem with Dr. Krakauer. I have a problem with someone who is clearly putting words in Dr. Krakauer's mouth. At no point does he say he thinks it was a stroke, a TIA, or any variation thereof. He simply says he would have admitted the patient for examination, which ANY doctor would have done, stroke or otherwise.

The fact that you are using that quote as some sort of support for your ill-informed "mini stroke" theory makes it seem as if you are either deficient in reading comprehension, or are just another armchair clinician pretending to be a doctor.



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