Clark Howard is an Atlanta-based nationally syndicated consumer advocate, who has been delivering a fresh, unpretentious radio and TV broadcast for over 15 years.
He's 53 but could easily pass for 40. However, today he announced that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The condition did not sneak up on him -- his doctor found an abnormality in his bloodwork a few years ago and it's been carefully monitored. Prognosis is extremely good. However, Howard is now on the verge of becoming a health advocate, urging men to suck it up, go to the doctor and get checked, rather than ignoring something that can kill you.
I'm hoping Clark sails safely through this bit of turbulence and lives happily into old age.