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The Checkup Archive: Snowmageddon

Is that right? Shoveling snow boosts heart-attack risk

Snow shoveling (and other activities such as pushing cars and operating snowblowers) is the perfect setup for heart attack (when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked) and sudden cardiac death (in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating).

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 4, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cardiovascular Health, General Health, Snowmageddon  
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Emergency food

For a time after 9/11, I made sure I had on hand plenty of canned beans, tuna, corn, fruit and other nutritious foods (and a can opener!) my family could count on should another act of terrorism render us housebound. I kept a store of bottled water and lots of...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 16, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Family Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Snowmageddon  
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