Doug E. Fresh Participates in Stroke Awareness Program

doug-e-fresh.jpgA recent medical study found hip-hop music to be an extremely effective way to teach children stroke awareness. The program, led by Dr. Olajide Williams of Harlem Hospital, used a music video featuring legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh to teach 400 young participants to recognize the warning signs of a stroke. According to WebMD.com, the rapper wrote an interactive song called “Brain Attack,” during which he would shout out a line and the kids had to shout it back. Stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is compromised — such as with a blood clot or bleeding in the brain, and is the leading cause of adult disability in America and third leading cause of death. Upon completion of the program, the percentage of children tested who knew two or more ways to prevent a stroke jumped from 37 to 76. Additionally, the number of children who could identify two or more warning signs of a stroke rose from 28% to 60%.

  • derfla the hus’la

    A recent medical study found hip-hop music to be an extremely effective way to teach children stroke awareness
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I think hiphop can be used to teach almost anything they jus wont give it a chance on that level.

  • EReal

    stroke my balls with this bullshit.(No Cam’ron in Pink)

  • Jersey Boy

    Good look 4 Hip Hop

  • thorney

    you certainly are a genius ereal,grow some balls before you make an ignorant ass statement.
    word derfla the hus’la, u real.

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  • Three4

    I think that Hip-Hop can be used to teach almost everything…

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    thorney Says:

    February 10th, 2007 at 3:22 am
    you certainly are a genius ereal,grow some balls before you make an ignorant ass statement.
    word derfla the hus’la, u real.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What would you rather me say,
    I dont give a fuck about this and it isnt news to me?? Same shit,
    why dont you hop off my dick.

  • http://www.h2doc.com Tha Hip Hop Doc

    What Doug E Fresh did/doing is awesome. He is doing the same thing that I have been doing…using music and medicine to educate young people about health issues killing African Americans daily. Fortunately, most of these disease (hiv, heart disease, obesity, strokes) can be prevented with education and awareness. I live in Louisiana and if we are waiting for the government to take care of us, just ask some of my patients who lived in New Orleans. It’s time for us to take care of us. Congrats Doug E Fresh; Keep doing your thing. It’s Tha Hip Hop Doc, they call me H2D, come on now Let’s Get Hip Hop Healthy. Peace, I’m out.

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