I Don't Say No to Pizza

After my dad's heart attack, the doctor sat down our family to discuss what had happened. He explained that even if my dad had been a model citizen with diet, exercise & stress management, that would have only delayed the heart attack--not prevented it.  The largest culprit was dun dun duhhhhhhhhhh...family history.  My dad had two cousins who died young of sudden cardiac death and, along his side of the family, it's unusual to NOT have a heart issue.  Then the doctor urged my brothers and I to start yearly exams at age 20 (weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, trigs, etc).

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