A Cause For Pause

There is only one other cause of death that claims more victims than cardio vascular disease.  Do you know what it is?  Every year it claims; three times as many victims as all the cancers combined, more than seven Darfurs, fifty times the number of prostate cancer victims, and over one hundred times the number of AIDS victims.  It effects males and females about equally but blacks are three times more likely to be killed than whites.  Yet, no one in government has suggested putting together a panel to research its causes, effects or preventability.   There are a few celebrities that have spoken about it -Brooke Shields, Kathy Ireland, Mel Gibson - however, no one person has seen fit to put their full weight behind the cause. 

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