| Feb 4, 2011
Heart disease is America's number 1 killer. During American Heart Month and on this Go Red day, we reflect back on how it's affected our community.
Barbara Walters calls it a matter of life and death. In a special report, she shares her story of facing...
| Sep 14, 2010
Q: My 82-year-old mother is having angina when she exerts herself. She is scheduled for an angiogram and maybe angioplasty. I've heard that women's heart disease is different from men's and that angioplasty may not be as effective in women. Should she get...
| Feb 16, 2011
Marla Kalish, 58, of Highland Park, started experiencing chest pressure five years ago during her morning tennis matches. When she slowed down, the pressure would always dissipate, so she chalked it up to acid reflux.
"I didn't really pause too much or...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Thanks to all my wonderful readers for sending me your lists of what you're thankful for this holiday season.
If we think of thankfulness as just some abstract concept, we lose its transforming power in our lives. If we just express gratitude for...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Depression, anxiety, anger and other negative emotions have been linked to heart disease and heart attacks. But what about the flip side — are positive emotions connected to better heart health? Yes, say two reports that addressed this question from...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Sen. Jim Hundstadsaid Wednesday he probably won’t be returning for the remainder of the 2012 legislative session.
Hundstad, D-Bath, said he must be in Sioux Falls for a stress test early Friday morning at the Veterans Administration hospital....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Most of us have had or will have a “broken heart.” It’s the way we describe intense emotional pain or suffering.
But, is it possible that sort of pain can really break your heart?
It turns out that it can. It's called broken heart...
| Feb 22, 2010
Treadmill stress test: What is a treadmill exercise stress test?
Dr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers....
| Mar 17, 2008
I'm staring at a brand new pet: my lucky turtle. He's sitting on my desk right next to my computer monitor, smiling at me, cheerful and friendly. He's low maintenance, my turtle -- just a little silver charm, a trinket. He was given to me by the...
| Jun 23, 2008
WHEN TV journalist Tim Russert died June 13, it was heartbreaking news for his family, friends and fans. Chief of the Washington bureau of NBC News and longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," Russert was known for asking tough questions. He leaves two...
| Aug 27, 2007
Many of us have been through illnesses that require operations, risky procedures or recurring downtime that can change our lives, even if we fully recover. Any of this makes us face our death.
Our imaginations race toward finality. No matter how elevated...