April 05, 2013
Brisk Walking or RunningA recent study by the American Heart Association dated 2013 April 4 revealed that people who do brisk walking will be able to lower their blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar with same level as frequent runners. Although brisk walking is not as extreme as running, the researchers found out that both activities involve the same muscle groups. This potentially explains why the results translated to reduced risk for heart disease.   
When you have heart disease, you may experience valve problems. If heart valve damage occurs, repair or replacement of the valve surgery may be considered. Antibiotic therapy has significantly reduced the incidence and mortality of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease rates.

The infection often causes heart lesions, particularly scarring of the heart valves, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. Our modern diet and lifestyle are the cause of most heart problems, and the best way to prevent or reverse heart disease is to change our habits. The best treatment for rheumatic heart disease is prevention.
It is best to avoid cardiovascular disease through natural remedies. However, there are many things a person can do to prevent cardiovascular disease, as it is certainly manageable and preventable. Eat well, exercise, manage stress, and to identify and treat genetic susceptibilities that are known to bring on cardiovascular disease. Because heart disease is caused by a variety of factors, it is best to include several types of therapies in the treatment or prevention plan. If you have cardiovascular disease, either personally or looking for information on behalf of another person, this page contains some important tips for you.
Children aged 5 to 15, in particular if they experience frequent infections strep throat, are more at risk of developing rheumatic fever. Symptoms of rheumatic fever usually begin about one to five weeks after your child has been infected by the streptococcus bacteria. The following are the most common symptoms of rheumatic fever. The symptoms of rheumatic fever may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Rheumatic fever is rare in the United States, except in children who have had strep infections that were untreated or inadequately treated.
July 14, 2010
Yunel Escobar fans might be feeling at a loss as he was delivered by the Atlanta Braves open arms and open legs to Toronto Blue Jays. Tough luck for him, huh? For a shortstop, Yune Escobar did a fantastic job playing for the team.
Yunel Escobar
March 09, 2007
Philadelphia is a big city; a huge metropolitan area. There's something for everyone here. I've known that for a long time, and yet I still sometimes encounter something that really hammers the point home. I did so today when I discovered, while reading the Weekend section of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that there is in this city a flute group, known, if at all, as the Flute Society of Philadelphia.

Wow, cool, flutes! I love flutes. Not really.

And do you know what I like less than the flute? The piccolo. Smaller, uglier, more piercing and annoying.

So I think I'll pass on the Flute Society's upcoming event, "A Piccolo Extravaganza!"

The group's web site advises, "Come early and try out a variety of piccolos!"

Oh God. Wait, I mean, Oh God!