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February 3, 2011

Women, the Super Bowl, and Heart Attacks

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WOMEN, THE SUPERBOWL  AND HEART ATTACKS

 

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February 4, 2011, is National Wear Red Day, a day set aside to raise awareness for women’s heart health and the effect of heart disease on women.

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Super Bowl fans, watch out: If you’re a Packers or Steelers fan and your team begins to lose, the resulting stress could trigger a heart attack. “It is known that stressors such as intense sporting events may increase cardiac event rates in fans…” researchers report.

A recent study by a Los Angeles researcher at the Heart Institute of Good Samaritan Hospital and a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California has found that not only men but women can be susceptible to a heart attack while or after watching the Super Bowl.

  • A 1980 study of cardiac events and Super Bowl suggests that cardiac deaths in both women and men increased for fans of the losing side.
  • A 1984 study suggested that cardiac deaths decrease for fans of the winning team.

     The studies, based on the 1980 Los Angeles Super Bowl loss and the 1984 Super Bowl win showed that the loss “triggered more (more…)

November 6, 2009

SPORTS VS. SOAPS: Television Addiction

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SPORTS VS. SOAPS: Television Addiction

Nancy Briskay Cornell Lipsius

     Have you ever walked into a room anticipating an enthusiastic greeting and some lively conversation, only to be greeted by a blank wall of inert bodies, eyes glued to a piece of furniture lighted by miniature figures darting across a square that might be anywhere from 12 inches to 25 inches wide? If you listen carefully and closely their response to your greeting may be a ‘oomph’ or “Oh wow, what a play!”

     It could be Saturday, Sunday, or, in mid-fall and winter, almost any evening. Of course, that doesn’t leave much (more…)

February 2, 2009

PITTSBURGH STEELER FANS: THE YOUNGEST

My post tonight is just a link, to a photo of those among the youngest of the Pittsburgh Steeler fans, favoring Roethlisberger 7 and Polamalu 43: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/3245437555/

Perhaps there will be a story later. For now, I hope you all enjoyed the Super Bowl game.

In all the excitement over the Steeler’s win, don’t forget that tomorrow, February 2, is Groundhog Day. Check out the following posts: 

PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL, WEATHER PROPHET EXTRAORDINARY

 

FEBRUARY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

ADDITIONAL READING:

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WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

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WHAT ARE THOSE NUMBERS IN MY CAMERA VIEWFINDER?

IN SEARCH OF THE ARABELLA: A Story of Two Boats

THE UNICORN: MYTH OR REALITY?

HOW TO HARVEST & STORE ICE (Ice Harvesting)

THE UNUSUAL GROUNDHOG

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