Monday, September 14, 2009

Gene Pool

My uncle had a heart attack last week. He is 36. It turns out that surgery is not an option; the vein or artery {I'm not sure which} is too small so they are treating it with meds. Which he could be on for the rest of his life! He is home and recovering.

This has brought to the front of my mind things like heredity, genes, and lifestyle. I have always known that it's IMPORTANT to know what diseases and such run "in the family". That way you can make the CHANGES in your lifestyle to hopefully prevent or at least lower your risk. AND you can take EXTRA precautions like early screenings and being educated.

Do you know what you're at risk for? Talk to your family and your Dr. Make the choices NOW that will help lower your risks!!


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