“YOU” Can Prevent Heart Disease

“YOU” Can Prevent Heart Disease

Eighty million Americans have cardiovascular disease.  That comes to almost one out of every three people.  According to the American Heart Association’s ‘Heart and Stroke statistical updates,’ all categories of cardiovascular disease have increased by 33% during the years from 2002 to 2009, and currently, 910,000 Americans die of heart disease annually.  Though our pharmacologic/surgical health care model has become very efficient at treating “acute” cardiovascular events, it has a poor track record for preventing these events.  Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) said, “Health is not valued ‘till sickness comes.”   Truer words have never been spoken.  Value your health.  Make every effort to prevent disease, and don’t be fooled by the “we all must die of something” mantra.   Unfortunately, today’s “disease-care system” places a premium on treatment.  Research and marketing dollars are funneled into disease management and new drugs rather than prevention.  Nevertheless, modern technology and western science have afforded us a “giant toolbox” of preventive tests which should […]