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Cardio, Diabetes, Health, Nutrition, Others

Top Chronic Diseases Men Should be Aware OfTop Chronic Diseases Men Should be Aware Of

Although the gap has definitely decreased, women still live an average of 5 years longer than men do. And although both men and women are affected by chronic illness, men tend to smoke and drink more than women increasing their risk of many diseases. To top it off, men are also much less diligent about getting preventative care […]

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Cardio, Family, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Well-being

My “Normal” Lifestyle Almost Killed Me

I was living what I thought was a “normal” lifestyle when all of a sudden I was facing death. One day I was visiting family, the next I was in the hospital experiencing dizziness and shortness of breath. I soon learned I had three blocked arteries, and would quickly need triple coronary bypass surgery to […]

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Advocacy, Cardio, Editorials

aaaneurism outreachAbdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Silent Killers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms or AAA, (pronounced “triple A”), are a silent killer. They evolve slowly over many years, offering no symptoms and no pain. They begins as a small dilation in the lower portion of the aorta, the body’s largest blood vessel, usually in the area just below the kidneys. Over years, they will continue […]

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Cardio, Fitness, Sports

Why Do We Slay Ourselves?

As a final follow-up from my pulmonary embolism escapade [click here for the backstory] of August, 2012, I had a stress echocardiogram in March of 2013. Hooked up to EKG leads, I walked for ten minutes at a moderate pace and then had a sonar exam of my heart. Easy-peasy.  A week later, the results […]

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Cardio

Stopping the Number One Killer of Men

The #1 cause of death among men in the United States is heart disease, killing 1 in every 4 men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Moreover, half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. That is why management of risk factors like high levels […]

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