What the news doesn't cover, is that since then, my dad has suffered his 3rd stroke, which he is currently in rehab for. The effects were more harsh this time around, but he is doing well. However, trying to talk a 62 year old Marine vet into some sort of lifestyle and dietary change is like dressing my 4 year old son in all white, and expecting him to not get dirty!
If you notice someone might be having a stroke, it is imperative that you call 9-11 immediately. Time means everything when it comes to a stroke.