After heart transplant, 24-year-old making every beat count

When then 22-year-old Kennedy Ngungutau began experiencing symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath and intense coughing, he realized he was very sick. He soon learned that his heart had been attacked by a virus a year earlier, causing it to grow weak. To his surprise, Kennedy was diagnosed with heart failure. Two months later, he … Continue reading After heart transplant, 24-year-old making every beat count

Your heart on your wrist: How wearables are changing heart care

Over the past decade, our digital capabilities have advanced at an extraordinary pace. Miniaturization of processors and smart algorithms have made it possible to create tools we only dreamed about in the past — and put them right at our fingertips or on our wrists. Today, we can say that the realm of consumer electronics … Continue reading Your heart on your wrist: How wearables are changing heart care

Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Restaurant menus can be confusing sometimes. Does the word “crispy” indicate fried or baked foods? Are salads really the best option? Descriptive “fluff” words and hidden preparation methods can be hard to decipher. Try these decision-making strategies for a simpler and healthier night out. Avoid hidden saturated fats and oils. If you’re at a restaurant … Continue reading Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Food as Medicine: Why diet is the foundation for a healthy heart

Across the medical landscape, doctors are increasingly finding new ways to empower their patients to take charge of their health through diet. Given the well-documented link between your eating habits and your health, it’s no surprise to see food being elevated as a form of “medicine” — sometimes, food is the best prescription. If food … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Why diet is the foundation for a healthy heart

Generational wellness: How each generation can thrive

We frequently talk about wellness, but what does it truly mean to live well? According to a Gallup study, well-being is tied to five common elements: Purpose: Enjoying what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals Social: Maintaining supportive relationships and love in your life Financial: Managing your economic life to … Continue reading Generational wellness: How each generation can thrive

From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest

Our patients inspire us to get better at our craft every day. Inspired by their stories, we challenged local artists to create unique works of heart. That’s how Tom Henry and Felix Sockwell met — at the intersection of art and medicine. If you were to ask Tom Henry what gets him out of bed in … Continue reading From story to art: After heart attack, Tom is living life to the fullest