5 year-old girl caught making an adorable 911 phone call for her dad

Inspired Stories 11/21/21, 16:36

An Indiana child attracted widespread praise after she phoned the emergency number and saved her father's life. Savannah surprised 911 hotline staff by reporting her dad's heart attack and requesting urgent help. A recording of the conversation reveals the 5 year-old remained surprisingly calm, cute and even funny despite the perilous situation. Savannah ...

Cannabis use doubles the risk of heart attack, new study reveals

News 09/08/21, 16:33

A recent peer-reviewed study published Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that young adults who use cannabis have twice the risk of having a heart attack. The study was conducted by Canadian physicians using data collected through surveys conducted in 2017 and 2018 by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Girl dies of heart attack on plane, LAX officials say

U.S. 12/27/19, 05:58

On Thursday, authorities said, a child died from cardiac arrest at Los Angeles International Airport. Paramedics responded at LAX to provide medical assistance to the girl, but "all efforts were futile and the child was beyond medical help," said the Los Angeles Fire Department in an alert. On the scene, the child ...

Tennessee father dies of heart attack one day after son’s murder

U.S. 10/18/19, 14:39

A family in Greenville, Tennessee, is mourning the loss of two family members after two tragic events occurred in less than 48 hours. Greeneville police found the body of Christopher Short, 33, outside the Celebrity Coin Laundry on Oct. 2, 2019. The department did not provide details about how he died ...

Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

2022 Campaign 10/09/19, 18:07

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health concerns would force him to change "the nature" ...

Bernie Sanders’s heart attack leaves his presidential run in doubt

U.S. 10/08/19, 11:10

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, Oct. 3,  with his campaign confirming on Friday after he was discharged from Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. The sudden medical problem has added uncertainty to Sanders’s 2020 race for president. The septuagenarian senator from Vermont reportedly experienced ...

FDNY firefighter, 54, dies of heart attack after 24-hour shift

U.S. 08/19/19, 05:38

An FDNY lieutenant died of a heart attack after going home from a 24-hour tour of duty, according to authorities. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Lt. Brian J. Sullivan told fellow firefighters he was feeling pain during his shift Thursday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 9, ...

Alaska AG thinks hitting plane’s call button saved his life

U.S. 05/07/19, 12:56

Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has said he overcame any thoughts of embarrassment and pushed a call button seeking help from a flight attendant when he suspected he was having a heart attack during a flight last month. "This cannot be happening to me, I'm the guy who runs or walks ...

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

Sports 05/02/19, 11:39

Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge has had a mild heart attack and is expected to make a full recovery.The team said in a statement Thursday the 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in Milwaukee, where the Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs. ...

How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends

U.S. 04/11/19, 00:06

It was the death heard 'round the running world.In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn't mean ...

Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking

Health 04/04/19, 18:00

It might just be enough to kill your buzz: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or two a day could actually be good for you.In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that moderate drinking slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. They ...

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Health 11/11/18, 14:05

Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not ...

Day after open-heart surgery, QB is back with his team

Football 10/28/18, 00:13

A week after undergoing open-heart surgery, Josh Boyd was back at a familiar place — football field.The Richland Northeast quarterback was with his teammates at Harry Parone Stadium on Friday for their game against York."I just cherish life more now that I have been closer to death. I take things ...

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