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Summary WARNING: Spoiler alert! In this episode, The NeuroNerds are talking all about their feelings, reactions and favorite parts of Avengers: Infinity War. It’s also Stroke Awareness Month which is really important especially to host, Joe who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke almost two years ago. Joe and co-host Lauren will be offering some advice and tips on how to spot a stroke early on and what to do if you or someone you love is experiencing a stroke.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
Joe and Lauren’s feelings, reactions and reviews of Avengers: Infinity War
Lauren’s beloved Loki died and she cried 60% of the movie
Sometimes Lauren wishes there wasn’t so many comedic quips downplaying the dramatic parts in Marvel films
Joe an Lauren discuss Stroke Awareness Month
Signs of a stroke and F.A.S.T. - steps to follow to determine if someone is having a stroke and what to do
Signs of Joe’s stroke and how they weren’t all obvious so it’s important to call 911 just to be safe even if you aren’t sure if you are having a stroke
Health app on the iPhone - list emergency health info, list pre-existing conditions
NeuroNerd night at the movies - Joe loved seeing Lauren’s reactions Infinity War
The acting in Infinity War was on point. Lauren and Joe are glad Elizabeth Olsen gave up on accent for Scarlet Witch. Plus Joe also lost his accent like Scarlet Witch. He’s from Brooklyn like Captain America.
Several facts and statistics about strokes are covered
Thanos winning was all Peter Quill’s fault - Spiderman almost had the gauntlet off when he hit Thanos for killing Gamora
Theme of Infinity War - we don’t trade lives, one life vs many
Be a stroke hero - if you feel like you’re having a stroke act fast at the first sign of stroke. 80% of strokes are preventable. Watch your blood pressure, eat healthy, keep stress levels down and go to the doctor for regular check-ups.
The importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure - Average healthy blood pressure is 120/80. Regular exercise, meditation and eating well will lower blood pressure.
Links to Topics Mentioned
Avengers: Infinity War, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/
Children of Thanos (The Black Order - Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive and Cull Obsidian (real name is Black Dwarf, but changed it because there was already a giant dwarf named Eitri played by Peter Dinklage in the movie), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Order_(comics)
Eitri played by Peter Dinklage, https://nerdist.com/peter-dinklage-avengers-infinity-war-character-explained/
Proxima Midnight actress is Carrie Coon from FX Show Fargo, https://www.ibtimes.co.in/who-carrie-coon-actress-playing-proxima-midnight-avengers-infinity-war-767912
American Stroke Association, http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/#
Andy Dwyer aka Johnny Karate from Parks and Rec, http://parksandrecreation.wikia.com/wiki/Andy_Dwyer
Ronan The Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy - Lee Pace (also played Thranduil, the father of Legolas in Lord of the Rings), http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Ronan_the_Accuser, http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Thranduil
Understanding blood pressure readings, http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/KnowYourNumbers/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp#.WwMGUFMvzBI
Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter