Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at the emergency center of Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, Ark., last year. Berry couldn't talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn't focus. "She was basically unresponsive," Langston recalls. Berry, 78, was having a severe ischemic stroke . Each passing second made brain damage more likely. So, Langston reached for the clot-busting drug Activase , which must be given within a few hours to...
Ohio Valley ReSource
The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its approval of a controversial new form of herbicide that farmers say is damaging millions of acres of soybeans. Some 40 complaints have come from Ohio Valley farmers. Growers are looking for answers, and some suspect a quirk of the region’s climate may be increasing the risk of harm.