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    The actor who played Tony Soprano in HBO's the Sopranos, James Gandolfini, recently died of cardiac arrest (a heart attack). He was a well known actor who was overweight. At this point it is impossible to say what exactly caused Mr. Gandolfini's heart attack, but we can say one thing for sure: Being overweight or obese significantly increases you chances of having a heart attack. The best prevention for a heart attack is to lose weight with exercise and a heart healthy diet (avoid foods that are high in cholesterol or high in carbohydrates). Also be on the lookout for the signs for a heart attack, such as: chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or ...Read More

    (Image ©Michal Zacharzewski) Don't get into an accident after the hurricane hits, know the traffic laws when the power goes out. When traffic lights are not working they are treated as four-way stop signs.  It's the law. Each lane stops and yields for the cars that came before, or the cars with the right-of-way. The only exception is State Road 84 where people will generally move through as if there is a traffic light there. We know this is not necessarily "medical", but preventing injuries is better than treating the injuries after they already happened!