Davy Jones' death a reminder to take care of heart

Mar 09, 2012

Davy Jones' death should be a message to all boomers to get their hearts checked.

With baby boomers getting older, the need to get checked on for heart problems grows greater by the day. This became especially evident when 66-year-old member of the Monkees Davy Jones passed away. People should look into life insurance and make sure they are getting frequent checkups to stay healthy and covered.

Many people may have thought that 66 is too young to have a heart attack, but Forbes said it isn't.

"The average age of first heart attack, according to the American Heart Association, is 66 for men, 70 for women,..[but a]heart attack doesn’t have to kill. Approximately 75 percent of men and 60 percent of women live at least one year - and often much longer - after a heart attack," according to the source.  

Heart attacks can be prevented. Caring.com said baby boomers should know the signs of a heart attack, including shortness of breath, chest pains, legs welling and coughing up blood. Getting it taken care of as soon as possible can spare a family from having to lose a loved one and claim a life insurance policy too early.

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