| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
Six-year-old Matthew Dziekan is like any other kid. His favorite food is a mixture of Doritos, pretzels, potato chips and Fritos. He loves Thomas the Train and is a huge fan of Captain Hook; so much that he is dressing up as him for Halloween.
| May 29, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Colby Salerno, who has been blogging from Hartford Hospital about his need for a new heart, received one Tuesday.
Salerno, 24, from Cheshire, has been blogging for more than five months from the 10th floor of Hartford Hospital about his need for a...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Hours after surgeons gave him a new heart, Colby Salerno woke up and spoke to his parents and sisters, who surrounded his bed.
"When the breathing tube came out, you know what his first words were? 'I want to make my donor proud,'" Kelly Salerno said...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A fist-sized contraption of plastic and metal kept 63-year-old Grant Feusner alive for five weeks earlier this year, pumping blood from his chest to his brain, kidneys and muscles. Doctors had removed most of Feusner's heart, ballooned with disease and...
| Jun 15, 2012
Ben Shaw never believed that he would need a heart transplant at the age of twenty-six, but as a result of a gentic disorder that caused him to have extremely high cholesterol that resultes in cardiovascular disease. After living for more than year with a...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Florida Hospital officials and staffers are mourning the death of Dr. Lawrence McBride, a nationally renowned surgeon who moved here earlier this yearÂ to lead the hospital's new heart-lung transplant program. McBride, who was 61, died last week of a...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
If you haveÂ a free evening and want to hear an inspirational story, check out Erik Compton's appearance at Winter Park Country Club tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. Compton, a former Nationwide Tour pro now playing on a second transplanted heart, has a...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Happy Thursday. In today's Varsity High Five we update a special story involving a heart transplant patient, detail some national buzz for a local pitcher and more. 1. Pine Castle softball team meets with heart transplant survivor. We begin with an update...
| Feb 15, 2010
The heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, but an unhealthy lifestyle will eventually take its toll and many will ultimately be diagnosed with heart disease as a result. In fact, heart disease is the No. 1 killer among men and women. Here'...
| Feb 17, 2010
According to the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org), 2,163 heart transplants were performed in the U.S. in 2008, but thousands more people could have benefited from a heart transplant if more donated hearts were available.
| Feb 18, 2010
The Medical Mile in Grand Rapids took a huge step forward Thursday when the state approved a proposal to allow heart transplants at the Meijer Heart Center at Spectrum Health.
Last year, 21 patients in West Michigan were referred to other clinics for...