AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisFebruary is American Heart Month, and the perfect time to learn healthy practices for taking care of one of the most important parts of your body.Cardiologist Abraham Salacata says Americans have good reason to pay close attention to their heart health.“National Heart Month was originally created as a way of raising awareness about heart disease in the community. Although we’ve made quite a lot of strides in treating heart disease, it remains the number one killer of Americans, and therefore, it still deserves a lot of attention.”Dr. Salacata says even with the advancement of medicine, risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and smoking are some the biggest indicators as to whether a person will develop heart disease, but some steps can be taken to prevent and combat the ailment.“Well it’s important to obviously follow your doctor, but we’re recommending first and foremost changes in lifestyle. So we’re recommending that adults have at least 30 minutes of active exercise four times a week at the least, and we’re also encouraging people to adopt a healthier diet, moving away from eating red meat and adopting more of a plant based or Mediterranean style diet.”Some indicators of early onset of the disease include fatigue, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should immediately contact their doctor.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: cardiologist, heart, Heart Month, MidMichigan HealthContinue ReadingPrevious First Federal/mBank donates $37K to NE lower Michigan groupsNext Photo of the Day for Wednesday, February 27
Carolina may be a young organization, but their fans are still proud, and no Panthers fan was prouder than Greg “Catman” Good.Good died Friday in hospice care in his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. He was 62. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Greg Good aka Cat Man. He was the first iconic Panther Fan to greet me & I always appreciated his love for @Panthers Condolences to his family. He will be missed! https://t.co/pr3OpyXBrD— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 6, 2019But former Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams appeared disappointed in the team’s lack of recognition of its “biggest fan,” something he can likely relate to after his unpleasant departure from Carolina.🧐 https://t.co/ChjkIx1B50— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 7, 2019Good attended every home Panthers game from their inaugural season in 1995 to 2017, unable to attend games in 2018 due to illness. He was named an official NFL Hall of Fame SuperFan for the team.He had suffered congestive heart failure in 2014, but even that didn’t stop him from attending that weekend’s game against the 49ers. His son, Greg Good Jr., shared an announcement of his father’s death on Facebook.”The number one panthers fan in the world went on to heaven today!!” Greg wrote. “Y’all I miss my daddy so much!! Those rides to Charlotte and going to the game will never be the same!!!”Panthers coach Ron Rivera also expressed his sympathy on Twitter.