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Garbled texts could be a sign of health problems

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     Mistakes in text messages make you laugh out loud. But those garbled words could be a sign of your health and it's part of new medical study.

     Researchers are studying a man whose misspelled words actually led to a stroke diagnosis.

     While visiting Detroit, the 40-year-old was sending incoherent texts to his wife.

     During a checkup at Henry Ford Hospital, a doctor found no problems with the man.

     But then he asked the man to text... the doctor needs a new Blackberry. The words came out jumbled.

     Doctors found the man actually had a slight weakness on the right side of his face-- and they were able to treat him for a stroke.

     This study is being presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego.

     You can read more about it in the lifestyle section on ksfy.com.

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