Ginger Zimmerman, a longtime American Heart Association volunteer who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant. For more than three months, she’s been at a hospital in New York, first undergoing testing to qualify for a transplant and […]
Neil Meltzer grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He was going to save the world.
Seriously, that’s how he describes his longtime aim of making the world a healthier place.
His dream job was with the World Health Organization. He pursued it by getting a […]
Fresh ginger and garlic sizzle immediately once they hit the oil. Vibrating as they cook, the spices tinge the air.
The smell is often a lovely partner to Chinese food, since the pair are staples of East Asian cooking. However, there are other ingredients that could be hiding in the […]
Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.”
He’s exhibit A. It took a few heart attacks and a quadruple bypass to get him involved.
While recovering, a rehabilitation nurse challenged him to raise […]
Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red For Women program, which helps spread the word about the threat heart disease poses to the health and lives of women […]
Julie Pannell dropped off her kids at school before heading to the YMCA to swim with her friend Hannah as part of their training for a triathlon.
After about 45 minutes in the lap pool, they went to the locker room. Suddenly, Julie felt like she had the wind knocked […]
Just home from grocery shopping, Michelle Johnston pulled her truck into the driveway. As her daughter, Sydney, went to help her take the bags inside, Michelle bent down to give her a hug.
That’s when Michelle collapsed. Her eyes rolled back into her head and she took her last breath.
Heart disease survivor Ginger Zimmerman has spent the past 15 years urging women to listen to their bodies and take care of themselves.
But now her heart, which was transplanted 16 years ago, is running out of time.
Ginger has been diagnosed with a new heart problem and is now on […]
Last Memorial Day, Teri Ackerson finished a 6-mile run in preparation for her next marathon, went home for a shower, then visited a Starbucks for a latte with her teenage son, Parker.
Driving away, her grip on her coffee cup loosened as her left arm suddenly went numb. She felt […]
America’s most famous letter-turner is helping spell out the risks of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
Vanna White, who has worn more than 6,000 outfits since she started on “Wheel of Fortune” in 1982, will wear a red dress on the May 5 episode to spread the […]