This is a nice little informational website from the NIH. The first video features a 77 year young woman who developed alcoholism late in life after a lung cancer diagnosis. She got up to a liter of wine daily when it became a problem.
This story from The Post and Courier fascinated me. For me, this story about Michael Walworth is not just about the unique musical instruments he builds. This story is about the recession and redemption, creativity and faith, a man just one short step away from fate.
This post is a test of the power of social media. If you found this story and want to help Micheal sell a guitar, please pass it along.
“The occurrence of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) doubles a person’s risk for a subsequent myocardial infarction, a population-based study found.”
“Risk rose along with duration of disease — compared to men without diabetes, men who had early-onset diabetes (in this case, for an average of 17 years or more) had 2.5 times the risk of a heart attack. That level of risk was equal to that of men with a prior history of heart attack, the team noted.”
“In this study of children ages 8 to 13, epilepsy was a risk factor for developing psychiatric symptoms and was a much stronger risk factor in girls than in boys. A number of other independent risk factors were also identified.”
“Individuals with fatty liver are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes then those without fatty liver, researchers have found. This increased risk occurred regardless of the patient’s fasting insulin levels, which were used as a marker of insulin resistance in the study”