My Heart Attack Anniversary – 7 Years Later

I missed a very important anniversary last week.  July 1st marked 7 years since my cardiac arrest, heart attack and bypass. As the author of a heart attack blog, it’s a little odd that I missed my own anniversary.  On the other hand, I was at the beach enjoying time with my family.  Celebration enough. Se7en […]

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What is Your Child’s Risk of a Heart Attack?

Pretty high if you are a Gen-X or Y parent. My last post may have depressed you or even made you a little mad (I think I called you fat).  If so, this post is going to really piss you off. It looks like Gen-X and Y are passing down the “sit on your ass […]

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Generation XL – From MTV to Obesity

Generation X, the MTV generation, my generation, the fattest generation ever! There is an alarming increase in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks in Gen-Xer’s.  And from the looks of things, it’s only going to get worse for Millennials.  Now that I have completely bummed out two entire generations, let’s see what’s behind all […]

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Leg Cramps from Hell, Is It Your Statin?

About a month ago, I started to experience some pretty significant cramping in my feet, legs, and hands.  The leg and feet cramps happen mostly at night and typically result in banshee screams and tears.  The pain is intense!  The hand cramps happen throughout the day, typically when I try to hold a pen or other […]

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How to Stay Motivated After a Heart Attack

Was I motivated to stay healthy after my heart attack?  Of course I was – for awhile.  I changed my diet, joined a gym, and started running.  Then, the same lack of self-control and discipline that fueled my first heart attack started to creep back into my life.  I began binging on junk food, became too […]

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heartgeek Exposed!

I would like to start off by saying happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  I am going on a bike ride this morning and then relaxing with the kids all day. I found out that I’m a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes and I don’t know what I’m doing. […]

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