Posts Tagged ‘heart attack’

If you have a heart, chances are it has been broken before. Maybe a relative died or an ex broke your heart (word of advice: don’t blog about it. Yikes!), but something happened that put your ticker through some emotional distress.

For most of us, a broken heart is just a figure of speech. Sure, you can’t eat, you can’t sleep and you don’t enjoy the things you once loved, but there’s little physical pain attached to the heartache. For a select few people, however, a broken heart can mimic the agony of an actual heart attack.

Broken Heart Syndrome was first identified in the 1990s by Japanese medical researchers. The condition, caused by a sudden rush of hormones and adrenaline, can actually cause one’s heart to begin behaving as though it’s having a heart attack. But while the body’s experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, it isn’t suffering from the physical damage associated with such a medical trauma. Sure, broken hearts are a pain, but they don’t actually clog your arteries. (The food consumed during a broken heart, however, just might.)


While it may be true that your waistline falls victim to your drunken Thursday-Sunday nights, did you know that beer has the power to actually lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Studies have shown that one beer per day reduces blood clotting in cardiovascular patients. The patients who participated in this study not only got to enjoy one beer per day, but also lived longer than patients who abstained. Beer has been proven to have constituents in it that actually lower triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol. (The bad cholesterol.)

So, when you find yourself caught deciding between Honey Nut Cheerios and a cold brew, you can now justify your so-called “poor” health habits intelligently.
According to, the moderate consumption can have “hearth healthy effects, including making men 30-35% less likely of ever having a heart attack than those who abstain.”

Curious about the nutrition facts of beer? According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one 12-ounce serving of regular beer has the following nutrients:


If you’re lame enough to need a pickup line to come anywhere close to a girl, try telling her that by having sex with you for more than just tonight, she can reduce her risk of dying from cardiac arrest. Unless, of course, you’re seriously that horrendously ugly to the point where she looks at you the next morning and regrets her very decision for being there in the first place. Because then, and only then, will she actually have a heart attack.

Recent studies from Tufts and Harvard are showing that those who engage in episodic sexual intercourse are more at risk of having a heart attack than those who do it regularly. Occasional sex raises the chance of having a heart attack by more than 2.5 percent in individuals who lack in proper exercise and diet. So let’s be real, that’s all of us–especially if you find yourself on more than once a week.

Those who have sex on a regular basis offset their chances of a heart attack by 45 percent. So here are your options: Have more sex or stay celibate. And judging by this campus, I’m guessing more sex is in everyone’s future, if not already. In all seriousness though, don’t be stupid. Wrap it up. No one here is majoring in babysitting.

-Julia Fuino

Don’t snort tanning solution. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently the crazies of the UK don’t think a statement like that is common sense. I came across an overly scientific article from The Daily Mail outraged about the side effects of a snortable tanning product Ubertan. There is no medical back up needed here people, don’t stick shit up your nose. Don’t do it! Anthea Tonks, a 35-year-old “victim” of her own stupidity, suffered a heart attack after snorting the solution.

Our minds are constantly saturated with messages encouraging us to accept our bodies and love ourselves, but clearly beauty addictions are stronger than those bubble gum messages.  However, when you suffer a heart attack from trying to look like Snooki, you should probably reassess your priorities. I think maybe, just maybe, beauty stores also need to take the initiative to educate themselves about the products they sell.