Boxing provides strength to woman living with heart condition

When you think of boxing, you may picture the greats duking it out in the middle of a ring. But boxing isn’t just a sport. It’s recognized as a critical part of the rehabilitation process for older adults who are recovering from heart surgery and living with a cardiovascular condition. The bulky battery pack visible on 67-year-old Tarulata Patel’s waist … Continue reading Boxing provides strength to woman living with heart condition

Ain’t no mountain high enough for 85-year-old Marilyn Mendro

Marilyn Mendro, 85, loves the outdoors and singing. For 30 years, she sang for the Dallas Symphony Chorus and enjoyed day hikes with her husband. Slender, active and ageless in spirit, one would never know she’s had heart problems. Fortunately, she knew the signs of a heart attack which led her to Baylor Jack and … Continue reading Ain’t no mountain high enough for 85-year-old Marilyn Mendro

Cardiac rehab program gets fire captain back in fire-fighting shape

Firefighters are part of a tight network, where word travels quickly when a colleague is in need.  A telephone call between two North Texas fire departments created an opportunity for the cardiac rehabilitation team at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth to employ a unique “return to work” program for Bradley Burney, a … Continue reading Cardiac rehab program gets fire captain back in fire-fighting shape

Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students

“We missed you Ms. Tucker!” The surprise greeting startled Christina Tucker as she walked into the room. “What are all you guys doing here?” she asked. On a television screen in front of her were 130 of her students from Eagle Ridge Middle School in Rio Rancho New Mexico. They had huddled together in front of … Continue reading Following heart transplant, teacher video chats her students