CVD

February 22, 2024

February 22, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets his A&P platoon

Ross Calvert, Phil’s good friend from Officer Candidate School two years before, walked him into the building, where Phil’s men rose to attention. “At ease!” Ross […]
February 21, 2024

February 21, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new battalion on Anzio

In the middle of February, the weather turned rainy, and the wind was sharp and ice-cold. Phil and the other men were a miserable bunch, and […]
February 20, 2024

February 20, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero arrives at his new unit on Anzio

Phil was one of 182 men (17 officers and 165 enlisted men, including men returning from the hospital) who received slips indicating they would be replacements […]
February 19, 2024

February 19, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Anzio

On February 19, 1944, Phil received his orders to report to the 30th Infantry Regiment on the Anzio Beachhead. Late that afternoon, he hopped aboard a truck […]
February 18, 2024

February 18, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero rides a master dressage stallion — Magellan

Phil returned the next day and began instruction with the master and one of his apprentices, Antonio, who was bilingual. “He wants you to mount one […]
February 17, 2024

February 17, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero meets a dressage master

After arriving on the docks at Naples, the ever-present Army 6×6 trucks were waiting to take Phil and the other second lieutenants to the Replacement Depot, […]
February 16, 2024

February 16, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero’s future units pinned down on Anzio

On February 16, 1944, the Germans had completely surrounded the Allies that were pinned down on the Anzio Beachhead — which the men quickly named ‘The […]
February 15, 2024

February 15, 1944 – A teenage WWII hero ships out to Naples

In Oran, Phil was among 200 infantry lieutenants who boarded the Highland Queen, a small British steamer bound for Naples, Italy. He was part of a […]
March 16, 2022

Women who breastfed children much less likely to develop or die from heart disease or stroke

Healio reports that women who ever breastfed during their lifetime were far less likely to develop heart disease or stroke.
March 23, 2022

Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Research suggests that the use of marijuana may dramatically raise a person’s risk for heart disease and hardening of the arteries.
April 4, 2022

Holy guacamole! Could eating avocado reduce CVD risk?

CNN reports that “eating avocados reduced the risk of” cardiovascular disease (CVD) “in both men and women, including when eaten in place of butter, cheese or processed […]
July 11, 2022

Regular dental care reduces health risks and care costs

Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that regular preventive dental care can help reduce the risk of significant, costly health problems in people who have coronary […]
August 17, 2022

Sleep joins cholesterol and other factors on heart health checklist

Frequent readers of this blog understand the healthful benefits of a good night’s sleep – from reducing weight to improved mental and physical health. Now the  […]
August 24, 2022

Healthful diet and exercise needed to reduce your risk of dying prematurely

Both a healthful diet and regular exercise are necessary to achieve the lowest premature mortality risk.