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George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent for Blockage

Posted on 08/6/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFormer president George W. Bush is a physically fit guy, an avid bicyclist, and — unlike his post-presidential pal Bill Clinton — has never had a weight problem. So why would he need a heart stent? Because, say cardiologists, “even very active people” can develop heart disease if they have other risk factors, according to Samin Sharma, M.D., a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York who was not involved in the former president’s care, but who specializes …

Bypass or Stents: Which Is Best for Older Patients?

Posted on 04/24/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you’re a Medicare patient facing either heart bypass surgery or having stents inserted in your blocked arteries, the deciding factor may have a lot to do with the rest of your health, a new study suggests. Overall, the average patient did slightly better with bypass surgery, living about 19 days longer over the course of five years, according to a team of Stanford University researchers. However, when researchers separated out the patients who were otherwise healthy (no diabetes or …

Top Hat, White Tie and T-Shirts

Posted on 02/13/2013 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeThe only obvious trait I inherited from my mother, in addition to short legs and a pot belly, was a tendency to worry about my health. The difference between us lay in her unique approach to staying healthy. She dressed up. I can still see her at 4 o’clock in the morning with no place to go, wearing a dark dress, heels and a box hat with a veil, wandering our house, humming and waiting for the sun to come …