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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Monday, February 14, 2011

valentines day, american heart month, mississippi wins

want to wish everyone a happy valentines day
dont forget the card, the thanks, the chocolates, the strawberries
with chocolates, the hearts or whatever you use to wish
happy valentines to others

february is the official american heart month
matching up with valentines day month  makes it easy to remember

it is done to make awareness of heart attack symptoms and
on ways to prevent heart attacks and heart disease

give your valentine a good gift by doing these things below

thats right here we go again
diet and exercise, diet and exercise
walk at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes

know your numbers-see blog last week-blood pressure, bmi,
the good, the bad and the ugly cholesterols, pulse rate etc
try to make all these normal either with diet and exercise and
with medications if needed

know your family history
we get what our parents get
if there is a history of  heart attack or heart disease then
you are at risk
if there is high cholesterol then you are at risk
if there is stroke then you are at risk
if there is high blood pressure then you are risk

know the symptoms of a heart attack
remember womens symptoms can be different than men
if you have the symptoms them get them evaluated

the earlier in life you start on this the better
that is why there is emphasis on screening kids for high
blood pressure and high cholesterol

at that age is when treatment should begin ie diet and

but no matter what age you are it is never to late to start

if you smoke stop
if you drink excessively then stop

have a happy heart month and happy valentines day

well mississippi is number one finally

they are the number one with the deadliest eating habits
the number one with diabetes
the number one with obesity

they have a per capita purchase of soft drinks of 82 gallons
thats 10,491 ounces per capita
thats 34,095 calories

it would take each person in mississippi exercising by walking
for 200 hours to burn off the calories from those soft drinks
at 30 mins a day that would take  400 days

or if they just didnt drink them then the exercise would still
benefit them

then there is a high rate of sweet snacks consumed
then there is the low rate of grocery stores available

no wonder they are number one

but its not just mississipi though as this is a national problem

the organicgreen doctor

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