“I may not be as proud of the ‘head slap’ as I once was.”

Part 1: Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones engage in a very lively discussion about their extraordinary pro football careers, including the health risks associated with the game and how their playing days compare with today’s NFL. Both players have channeled their legendary status toward helping the community: Jones supports urban youth through the Deacon Jones Foundation, and Butkus focuses on student athletes and steroid awareness with his I Play Clean program.

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“If you’re going to take a bribe, then take a bribe.”

Part 2: Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones continue their high-spirited conversation about the pros and cons of playing professional football — including their opinions on today’s bounties for defensive players.

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“No symptoms at all, but I required a five-way bypass.”

Part 3: Legendary football players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones share the same birthday; both were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and each had life-saving heart surgery.

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Step-by-step: Less-invasive surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Abdominal aortic aneurysms kill almost 15,000 Americans each year. If detected early, new minimally invasive surgical techniques can correct this dangerous condition. Vascular surgeon Russell Montgomery, M.D., walks you step by step through the symptoms and treatment.

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Peripheral neuropathy: Burning and numbness in hands, legs and feet

Peripheral neuropathy is an uncomfortable burning or numbing sensation in the feet and legs. The most common causes? First is diabetes, and the second is alcohol consumption. Neurologist Amir Shokrae, M.D., explains the causes and symptoms and demonstrates the instruments used for detection of this painful condition.

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Is honey a wonder food?

With its antioxidants and storied healing properties, there are a lot of health benefits associated with honey — some proven, some perhaps the result of a bit of sweet mythology. Larry Santora, M.D., explains many of these claims and explains whether or not honey is a “wonder food.”

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Guided imagery eases the pain

Throbbing headache? You may be able to bypass medication and transform the pain by thinking about it differently. Clinical psychologist David Pincus, Ph.D., demonstrates how to relieve pain through guided imagery.

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The connection between sugary sodas and heart attacks

We love the bubble and fizz, but can sodas cause a heart attack? Larry Santora, M.D., explains the connection and reveals how many sodas are safe for you to drink in a week.

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Check blood pressure in both arms, sitting and standing

Your blood pressure can vary from arm to arm and whether your sitting or standing, so it’s important to take multiple readings. Larry Santora, M.D., explains why.

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Future is now: Implantable early warning device for heart attacks

It’s a portable, implantable EKG monitor for patients with a very high risk of heart attack. This Angel Alert System is what long-time cardiologists Kelly Tucker, M.D., and Larry Santora, M.D., say is some of the best, game-changing technology they’ve seen in years.

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