This Day in History - February 26

Fats Domino is born in New Orleans “I’m worried about all the people in New Orleans. Tell them I love them, and I wish I was home with them. I hope we’ll see them soon.” That was the message that Fats Domino most wanted broadcast to the rest of the world when the press first caught up with him in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Reported missing and feared dead, the blues, R&B and rock-and-roll legend had in fact been rescued from the rising waters around his home in Lower Ninth Ward the night after the levees broke. His reluctance to evacuate and his eagerness to return to New Orleans were typical of the man so closely identified with the city of his birth. Antoine Dominique Domi

This Day in History - February 12

Abraham Lincoln is born On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln, one of America’s most admired presidents, grew up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana. He attended school for only one year, but thereafter read on his own in a continual effort to improve his mind. As an adult, he lived in Illinois and performed a variety of jobs including stints as a postmaster, surveyor and shopkeeper, before entering politics. He served in the Illinois legislature from 1834 to 1836, and then became an attorney. In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd; together, the pair raised four sons. Lincoln returned to politics during the 1850s, a time when the nation’s l

February is Heart Month

Keep your heart healthy The Basics: Overview Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Manage stress. Am I at risk for heart disease? Everyone is at risk for heart disease. But you are at higher risk for heart disease if you: Have high cholesterol or high blood pressure Smoke Are overweight or obese Don't get enough physical activity Don't ea