Sunday, October 7, 2012

Your Heart Is In Your Hands

"President Eisenhower's heart attack came as a great shock to most of the nation. Suddenly, overnight, the words "coronary thrombosis," "electrocardiograph," and "arteriosclerosis" were heard on every news broadcast. Many people were alarmed that the President had been placed in an oxygen tent; some people held the mistaken notion that all heart attacks are fatal. Most people, however, were reminded of the fact that heart disease is the No.1 killer in the United States today. The President's untimely attack only emphasized the importance of knowledge about this unseen enemy. As a result, more people have become interested in finding out about heart disease, and knowledge and awareness are our most powerful weapons against such an enemy."

 Good Reading Rack Service, 1956

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