In the years after he retired from professional football, quarterback Scott Mitchell saw the number on his scale rise about 10 pounds per year. His blood pressure numbers rose along with his weight, as did his triglycerides and the number of times he would stop breathing during the night […]
Kurt Warner was in the middle of his professional football career when a routine annual physical revealed some unsettling results.
The Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP had high cholesterol.
“It was a shock,” Kurt Warner said, adding that he believed cholesterol was based only on diet and exercise.
Warner, along […]
Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red For Women program, which helps spread the word about the threat heart disease poses to the health and lives of women […]
The health problems of two NFL coaches highlight the importance of taking care of yourself, especially in high-stress jobs.
Denver Broncos coach John Fox had heart surgery Saturday and Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night after having a transient ischemic attack, also known as a mini-stroke or a TIA.
The job of […]
Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the official game ball to the referee.
The scene brought tears to the eyes of Hunter’s mother, Wendy, who’d often wondered if Hunter’s […]