Saturday, December 17, 2011
This time of year seems so joyous and wonderful for many. You might be thinking of, who you should be getting gifts for, and maybe the type of gift(s) you should buy for that special person(s) in your life. The decorations are up, company parties are in full gear and the reunion of friends and family members are anxiously waiting to be reunited. On the other hand, there is another reality for many others, the vulnerability of life, is life worth living?,does anyone really care and should I just end it all?. To the latter group,allow me to engage your attention and point you to this unchangeable fact, we are "fearfully and wonderfully made"(Psalm 139:13-15). We are not after thoughts, we are not just the co-mingling of two cells from our biological parents,but the carefully plan and orchestration of a God who never made a mistake. He knew us before we were conceived in our mothers womb(Jeremiah 1:5). Better yet, we are made in the very image of God(Genesis 1:27), did you hear or should I say read that!!. Have you heard the expression,"you look just like your mother or father". Friends I would like to take this giant faith, and say,of all the other trillion of planets in the vast universe, as inhabitants of planet Earth, we look like our God,Creator and Sustainer of all things. This is just outright amazing!!. We are special, we are unique and divinely planned. This holiday is far more than decorations,families and friends reunion, and certainly more than the exchange of gifts. This is a time to be thankful for being so special, and dare I say,"Fearfully and Wonderfully made".The next time you look in that mirror, look with this understanding,I look like my Heavenly Creator,yes my Heavenly Father, and yes my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed I am placed here to fulfill Divine Destiny. We are God's gift to humanity.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
By S.A. Nickerson
Every year, approximately 785,000 Americans suffer a first heart attack. And 470,000 who’ve already had one or more heart attacks have another one. The scary thing is that 25 percent of ALL heart attacks happen “silently,” without clear or obvious symptoms.
Even when symptoms occur, they can be so mild or vague, most people don’t even realize it’s heart-related (unless they are made aware). Four things in particular are the most sinister signs of a silent heart attack.
These four things are the focus of a recent video presentation by renowned cardiovascular expert Dr. Chauncey Crandall: Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report. According to Dr. Crandall, the reason silent heart attacks go untreated is because people don’t even notice the symptoms, so he created a special video presentation to show the four things to look for that may be a silent warning — before it’s too late to intervene and survive the damage.
Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report
Timing is the most critical factor for survival. Statistics show a clear link between delay in treatment and disability or death — the amount of time that elapses between the first sign of symptoms and receiving care.
That’s why knowing what to look for in terms of symptoms is critical, especially when they’re the kind that most people don’t think to associate with a heart attack — like the four things in Dr. Crandall’s video, Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report.
Originally developed as an educational tool, this video quickly went viral, surpassing five million viewers in just a few short months.
Newsmax Health Publisher Travis Davis attributes the viral sensation to the fact that the content hits close to home for so many Americans. According to Davis, “Dr. Crandall tells the real-life story of a ‘widow-maker’ heart attack that did not have to happen. It’s scary but eye-opening, because he outlines what could have been done to actually prevent this.”
Dr. Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at the esteemed Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Florida, practices on the front lines of interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Years of experience have afforded him the chance to detect little-known warning signs and symptoms like the four he addresses.
“I think the real value in this presentation is the number of simple strategies he outlines to help prevent heart disease,” says Davis, “strategies that many doctors just don’t take the time to discuss with patients until they’re already showing obvious symptoms of cardiovascular stress.”
Editor’s Note: For a limited time, Newsmax Health is making Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report available at no charge. Click here to see the four things that happen before a heart attack.
Silent Heart Attacks: A Special Newsmax Heart Health Report.