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So Scots have a death wish?

 We’re doomed. Doomed. Get out now while you still can. It’s a wonder there’s anyone left in Scotland so terrifying are the headlines about Scottish mortality.   97% of us are living dangerously unhealthy lives according to a report last week in BMC Public Health.  A boy born in Glasgow can expect to live thirteen … Continue reading

Heart disease: even fit people like me get it.

  I’m going into the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a heart bypass operation today.  May not be around for a while.  Here is an account – rather long – of how I discovered that Scotland’s number one preventable health problem isn’t really preventable. ———————————————————————————————— It began with what I thought was a chest infection that wouldn’t shift … Continue reading

Happy New Angioplasty

Coronary heart disease is nature’s way of telling you to slow down – or so the old joke goes. Thing is, heart trouble is the one thing I never thought I would have. I’ve got low blood pressure, no family history, I don’t smoke and I’m fitter than I was twenty years ago. Even as … Continue reading

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