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LETTER: Technology may be the culprit

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A lot was left unsaid in the article (SCAD scare: Healthy, active lifestyle did not shield from heart disease, Feb. 8 edition of The Guardian). Medications seem to get a bad rap but she did say she took more than she should’ve and it maybe, in some way, attributed to a diagnosis of SCAD.

Still, it left a lot unsaid.

Whether the person smokes, drinks, has a family history of heart disease, stressful job, hours spent on social media, and whether they’re on their phone while they go for a walk or if they ever unplug from it at all. Maybe something else not mentioned. I don’t see the point in scaring people unnecessarily when our grandparents and great grandparents lived to be 90 and 100, respectively.

Why didn’t our ancestors get diagnosed with SCAD? Technology a more likely culprit? Are we tied to our devices instead of living our lives like our ancestors did? In their day, there was more emphasis on family and friends and less on what the world is doing.

It was a simpler time before technology people knocked on doors to visit instead of virtually today. It seems that people are too busy to have a chat and a cup of tea with someone without responding to pings on their phone.

Tamara MacDonald,


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