Patient Story

‘Just short of a miracle’

When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.

Patient Story

Her rainbow heart baby

A prenatal ultrasound alerted Amanda Rostic to her son's medical challenges, giving her time to plan his care well before birth.

Tick, tick, boom!

Avoid the (tick) bite this year as their population expands ... your health could depend on it.

Deadly duo: Work stress, no sleep

Study: These two factors make you three times more likely to die from heart disease.

Top 10 food ingredients to avoid

Some on the list might surprise you.

Patient Story

4 before 40

Jeremy VerVeer suffered his first heart attack at age 25. He then survived three more by age 38.

A blood test may reveal your heart health

Specific proteins released by a damaged heart may help doctors quickly identify patients at high risk of heart attack and stroke.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

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