Why I Go Red - 01/27/14

A couple of years ago, I had a little scare.  I was having chest pains, fatigue and generally not feeling well.  I figured it wasn't anything major, but I wanted to be sure.  I had the stresses of work, new babies and I had been ignoring myself.  After weeks of putting it off, I went in to see the doc.  Several scans and a stress tests later,it turns out my heart is perfectly healthy but my symptoms were consistent with Pericarditis, or inflammation, that was the result of a virus. 

It's never too early to pay attention.  It's never too early to get a checkup.  It CAN be too late if you ignore warning signs.  Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. 

As February quickly inches upon us, I'm working on stories about heart health.  It's  "American Heart Month" and we'll also celebrate"National Wear Red Day" February 7th.  Make sure you take care of your ticker... to keep it ticking!



 

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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-POLL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll indicates that lots of folks in Washington, D.C. want their city to be the District of Cannabis. The Washington Post survey finds District of Columbia residents favor legalizing pot by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The ballot issue is being put to voters in the November election. But even if it passes, Congress could block the pot initiative from taking effect.

CLEMSON-SEX SURVEY

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- None of your business. That's what many Clemson students are telling the administration. Students at the South Carolina university had been required to fill out a sex survey that asked some pretty detailed questions. University officials said the questionnaire was part of an effort to combat sexual discrimination and abuse. The school says the program is being suspended until officials review the content. Students took the sex survey online and had to log in using their Clemson ID and password.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE WIN

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland math teacher now counts to more than a million. Sarah Manchester wins a million bucks plus on "Wheel of Fortune." The episode aired earlier this week. She's just the third person to win more than a mil on the long-running game show. Manchester says she's "soaking in every minute" of the big win. She teaches math and is the math team coach at Takoma Park Middle School. She was a student there herself. Manchester tells WJLA-TV she'll use her new fortune for her two children's education and for family travel.

VIDEO GAME MUSEUM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Picasso, no. But Pac-Man, yes -- for a new Texas museum. A community development board in a fast-growing Dallas suburb has approved a $1 million plan to back the nation's first video game museum. The Dallas Morning News reports the Frisco Community Development board voted unanimously last night to approve the deal. The Videogame History Museum would be housed in a renovated local museum. It would be the testing ground for a larger and more permanent home planned in Frisco. The collection includes games, consoles and memorabilia, everything from Pac-Man to a working prototype of Pong.

 
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