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The Silent Killer is Nothing to Leave to Chance.

Jan. 1, 1970

Dear Fellow Former Players & Friends,

I’m only human. So, after several months of zeroing in on my workouts and really getting after it, I got fit and strong. The mistake I made was looking in the mirror and liking too much the results of my efforts. I celebrated my achievement by having a donut because I earned it. Next was the occasional Whopper with cheese, every now and then won’t hurt…right? After all, I look great and I’ve worked so hard.

You can write the next line. How did this happen? I’m fat again!!

As players, you all understand it requires a concentrated effort to stay on top of your game or, in this case, to keep a flat stomach. You must do your best to count those calories and make tough decisions in the moment. Pay attention to your cholesterol levels and your health scores. And most importantly, pay attention to the score that calculates your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The silent killer, heart disease, is nothing to leave to chance.

Here are 10 possible signs of heart disease to be aware of:

  • Chest Pain or Pain in Upper Extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Edema, commonly known as swelling
  • Coughing and Wheezing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • A Family History of Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol or High Blood Pressure


The PAF will host The Living Heart Foundation’s next heart and health evaluation in HOUSTON.
(Spouses and significant others are encouraged to be evaluated also)

Take advantage of this opportunity by acting today. Call 800.372.2000 ask for me at ext.162

Andre Collins


Executive Director
Professional Athletes Foundation
NFL Player 1990-1999

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

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