Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Marty Markowitz's Wife Takes Him to the Doctor, Again

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz had a brush with death in 2006 -- and now he has a heart stent. So he is an enthusiastic supporter of the “Take Your Man to the Doctor” campaign, which kicked off again yesterday for the 11th year.

The campaign is "a call to action for men of all ages, ethnicities and economic levels to regularly visit a doctor, and for the women (and men) who love them to help make it happen."

Markowitz says that if his wife (pictured far right) hadn't insisted he go to the doctor after he experienced chest pains, it might have been curtains for him.

According to a 2011 study conducted by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, on average, married male heart attack victims arrived at the hospital half an hour sooner than those who were not married, and married men were more than 60 percent less likely to arrive late than their single peers.

Photo by Kathryn Kirk

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