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Saturday, February 29, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #9

Electric paddles aren't really used to re-start the heart.  Doctors use them when it starts to beat in a dangerously irregular pattern.  [Cleveland Clinic]

Friday, February 28, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#10

* Having loving and caring family and friends...Ann Frankini, age 92

* Worked as a nurse for 40 years, married 62 years, volunteer for the city 30 years, good food and lots of exercise...Ruth Cleaveland, age 92

* Keep active socially and physically, played golf til 92', still playing lots of bridge at 100, eat proper foods and exercise...Marion Wyatt, age 100

Thursday, February 27, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #8

Run as fast as you can but you'll never get your heart to beat as fast as the Etruscan shrew.  Its tiny heart hammers away an amazing 835 times a minute!  [Journal of Experimental Biology]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#9

* God Bless your love...Sam Marino, age 92 (married to Betty Marino below)

* Secret to a long life is my faith...Betty Marino, age 88

* God and family for living to 100 and good doctors...Mary McLennan, age 100

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #7


Researchers think Beethoven had an irregular heartbeat and that the condition may have inspired his greatest music.  what's your favorite Beethoven piece?  [A History of the Disorders of Cardiac Rhythms by Berndt L├╝deritz]

Monday, February 24, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#8

* STOP SMOKING...Norman Hunstad, age 95

* Be happy, God, Great Family, Golf and a wonderful husband...Donna Mertz, age 90

* Walk 4 to 5 miles before breakfast every day, eat healthy, and stay interactive daily...Lee Cromwell, age 91

Sunday, February 23, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #6


Heart attack sufferers do best when treated within an hour of symptoms starting.  Sadly, many wait hours before seeking help.  [Wall Street Journal]

Saturday, February 22, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#7

* 30 year volunteer at the Detroit Zoo, cooking for the animals, doing zoo boo.  20 years teaching 5 year old to 18 year olds, plus having 4 children of my own...Irene Mazur, age 94

* Tip to longevity, marry the right woman...James Gale, age 90

* Jack Daniels and a quiet women, also when I had a voice I could never pass up the open mike!...Bob Hilton, age 94

Friday, February 21, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #5


Sadly, 133,000 Americans die of heart attacks each year.  [Wall Street journal]

Thursday, February 20, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#6

* Eating well...Margretta Steinmueller, age 92

* No smoking or drinking, walking daily...Shirley Augustyn, age 91

* Marry the best person you now and stay married (67 years).  Play music and sing, share all the songs to help preserve the great music of the past...Jerry Peterson, age 90

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #4


Before the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 a doctor would listen to his patient's heart by placing his ear to the patient's bare chest.  A French doctor, who thought this approach was both awkward and of limited clinical value, used a rolled sheet of paper to create an aural tube that soon thereafter led to the stethoscope's invention.  [US National Library of Medicine]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#5

* 2 great kids, a great husband and a great doctor...Doris O'Daniel, age 94

* Strong faith...Webber Pettway, age 90

* Sense of humor is my secret to longevity...Rozanne McGraw, age 100

Monday, February 17, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #3


Evidence of heart disease found in ancient mummies found around the world suggests heart disease has been an issue for thousands of years.  Not long ago, researchers reviewed CT scans of 76 Egyptian mummies, and 38 percent were found to have probable or definite calcification in their arteries.  [Global Heart Journal]

Sunday, February 16, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#4

* Work out 3 times a week at the gym, drink scotch, mow the lawn (mine and my brothers), golf and date...Jim Blunden, age 91

* Marry a good woman...Bill Newman, age 94

* Everything in moderation, a happy marriage, a sense of humor, DON'T SMOKE, and take care of yourself...Gladys Jahnke, age 91

Saturday, February 15, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #2

Laughing may, in fact, be good for your heart and overall health!  Research suggests a good belly laugh can increase your blood flow by 20%.  The positive effects of this chuckle can last for 24 hours.  [American Heart Association]

Friday, February 14, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#3

* Team up with a partner who exhibits care, concern, good communication and most of all COMPROMISE.  My wife, Carolyn, of 66 years is proof that this secret pays off.  Also, family and friends!...Charlie Sanders, age 90

* My faith...Jennie Siwik, age 90

* Happiness living with family...Olga Wojtyshyn, age 94

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HEART HEALTHY FACT #1

With every beat of your heart blood is sent flowing through 60,000 miles of blood vessels, delivering important nutrition and oxygen to all your organs and tissues.  If you stretched the blood vessels in your body end-to-end, they'd circle the Earth almost 2.5 times! [Cleveland Clinic]

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#2

* Upbeat attitude and listen to my doctors...Bill Vailliencourt, age 92

* The good lord game me this time to do good in this world...Theresa DeMartis, age 93

* Make sure you keep your 'inner child' alive...Carolyn Sanders, age 87


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIPS TO LONGEVITY FROM OUR PATIENTS...#1

* Being Stubborn...Ruth Hercula, age 93

* My secret to living long is being a dreamer...Irene Goodman, age 95

* Secret to a long life, happy, faith-filled marriage to my husband for over 60 years!...Marguerite Rouleau, age 91