Rising Rates of Stroke in Middle Age
It's not quite as dramatic a risk factor as Diabetes, but my Hypertension scared me to death. It's much better controlled now, so I'll probably get hit by a bus!
Seriously though, these risks are important. Real lives are destroyed. When we talk about "comparing the relative risk of surgery to that of non-surgery" keep articles like this one in mind.
Shout out to all who attended the benefit last night for Ali McCabe in Duluth - sorry to miss the party!