23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy

Three-month-old Layci is the picture of a happy baby — smiling at everyone, cooing and very aware of her surroundings. Her mom, 23-year-old Brianna Harris, looks like many happy young women with a new healthy baby girl. Pictures can fool you, though. In spite of those smiles, Brianna is a congestive heart failure patient at Baylor Scott … Continue reading 23-year-old faces congestive heart failure post-pregnancy




Hospital worker saved by colleagues after allergic reaction

Martha Cochran begins 2017 with a sense of gratitude to her Baylor team. “They saved my life,” she said. On November 19 while at work, Martha had a severe allergic reaction to a high blood pressure medication. The reaction landed Martha in the hospital at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton where she … Continue reading Hospital worker saved by colleagues after allergic reaction




Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff

One moment Caring Hearts volunteer Norbert Schulz was standing. Then, he felt light-headed and couldn’t move his feet. As he crumbled to the floor, Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital staff came running to start CPR. When he regained consciousness, Norbert saw the anxious faces of hospital people he knew. “I calmed way … Continue reading Heart hospital volunteer collapses from heart attack, revived by cardiac medical staff




LINX®: A game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD

Belching and heartburn was a daily part of Madalyn Miller’s life. “Prior to living in Dallas, I lived in San Diego and saw various doctors for an issue with belching,” the 29-year-old financial consultant said. “My belching and acid reflux had grown increasingly prominent over the past few years.” She tried keeping a food diary … Continue reading LINX®: A game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD




67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery

“I’m 67 years old, but I feel like I’m a teenager,” said Bobby Bridges, who pastors Arlington’s Mayfield Road Baptist Church, and serves as a volunteer chaplain for Arlington Police Department. Bobby didn’t always feel this young. In fact, he had experienced shortness of breath to the point that walking up a flight of stairs … Continue reading 67-year-old volunteer chaplain given new youth after heart surgery




Connecting others through the fight against cancer

Each year, we celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day. But Lynda Dyer doesn’t need to be reminded, because she’s living proof of cancer survivorship. When Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, she didn’t cry, although, she remembers her family cried. “I didn’t know anyone who had breast cancer,” she said. “I didn’t know anything about … Continue reading Connecting others through the fight against cancer




Deafness doesn’t stop medical student from pursuing dream

Grace Lassiter, a third-year medical student at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, removes her hearing aids before listening to a patient’s heartbeat through a stethoscope. “My older patients often would see them and mention they were thinking of getting a pair,” she laughed. Grace aims to join a very small number of … Continue reading Deafness doesn’t stop medical student from pursuing dream




Hairdresser survives colon cancer, shares powerful message with clients

Ladies: Don’t most of us talk to our hairdressers about all kinds of things?  Kids, pets, vacation plans, clothes and the list goes on. Something that doesn’t come up too often in conversation? Colorectal cancer. Yet, this is the topic 57-year-old hairdresser Cathey Minter finds herself discussing quite regularly with her clients. Last year, Cathey’s primary care physician found a … Continue reading Hairdresser survives colon cancer, shares powerful message with clients




After heart attack, woman thanks emergency team who saved her life

Garland resident Dana Corley knew she didn’t feel quite right one evening last November as she relaxed at her home.  Because she had already experienced one heart attack, Mrs. Corley, a retired nurse, kept a blood pressure cuff handy at her home. As her physical discomfort continued that evening, she decided to take her blood … Continue reading After heart attack, woman thanks emergency team who saved her life




Heart disease stopped Florence from teaching but led her to her calling

What do you do when a heart disease diagnosis abruptly takes away the job you love and almost swallows your life? Florence Hawkins-Criss made art. Last November, Florence’s painting series, “Listen to Your Heart,” hung in a juried show at Janette Kennedy Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The display was a mixture of self-portraits, colorful heart monitors and … Continue reading Heart disease stopped Florence from teaching but led her to her calling