According to the CDC:
- “About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year –that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.”
Here is an excellent video that encourages you to do proper testing. 🙂
Alex Trebek’s cancer announcement and more.
As we well know, fame and fortune do not ensure our health. For most of us though, we usually don’t have the world able to read about our maladies through social media.
This was again illustrated this past week.
That is why we must live life every day. And be as upbeat as possible.
For example, just in the last few days, we learned that Beverly Hills 90210‘s Luke Perry died after a massive stroke. The family of baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver announced that he was suffering from dementia. And Jeopardy host Alex Trebek revealed that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
In the case of Trebek, he shared his cancer status himself through Twitter and YouTube. He offered a message of hope in the face of his dire diagnosis. His YouTube video has been viewed several million times
As a PC survivor, I especially appreciate Trebek’s open, honest, and upbeat message.
This humorous rap video by physician ZDoggMD is a homage to nurses.
You are NEVER unappreciated by us.
Yes, you read the title of today’s post correctly. “Losing Weight During the Holiday Season.”
Here are several tips from a YouTube video, featuring Christina Jordan. She is a board-certified master nutritionist who used food to turn her life around and get healthy.
In June, the Cancer Research Institute held its annual cancer awareness conference. Complete with an excellent video, which is shown below.
As it notes at YouTube:
“Our panel of immunotherapy experts discusses the latest cancer immunotherapy advances featured at the world’s largest oncology conference—the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)—with topics including combination immunotherapy, biomarker development, CAR T cell therapies, and new approaches to immune-based cancer treatment.”
“Panelists include Charles G. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and Catherine Diefenbach, M.D., and Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., of the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., of the Cancer Research Institute, moderates.”
“We present this video as part of the Answer to Cancer patient and caregiver education program of the Cancer Research Institute, and feature it as part of our sixth annual global awareness campaign, Cancer Immunotherapy Month, in June.”
Those of us battling with cancer often feel research is not moving fast enough.
Yet, researchers are working quite hard. And billions of dollars are being spent.
Quite recently, the FDA approved a new and VERY expensive cancer drug. As CNN reports:
“Vitrakvi is the first medication developed specifically to target tumors based on gene mutations, not their location in the body.”
Video tips for relieving stomach aches
Many cancer patients and cancer survivors — including yours truly — have to deal with intense stomach aches. In my case, before every meal, I take Creon and Zofran to reduce my stomach issues.
Take a look at this video from Nutrition Facts for some tips.