28-year-old woman with rare heart disorder dedicates career to saving other’s hearts

Chelsea Morris has a passion for fixing hearts. If you happen to see her working at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, it’s hard not to notice her joyful spirit and infectious smile. But behind her positive personality, she has a serious heart condition. At the age of 12, Chelsea was … Continue reading 28-year-old woman with rare heart disorder dedicates career to saving other’s hearts

Are essential oils dangerous?

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the last decade, with uses ranging from aromatherapy to cleaning products. But a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that compounds in essential oils, such as lavender and tea tree oil, may contain hormone-disrupting properties for young boys. According to the study, conducted by … Continue reading Are essential oils dangerous?

82-year-old valve patient experiences evolution of heart surgery first-hand

82-year-old Herman Veselka is no stranger to hospitals. Over the last 25 years, he’s undergone several cardiovascular procedures, and had a front-row seat to watch how heart surgery and technology have evolved over time. When he arrived at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital’s Center for Valve Disorders last July, he had … Continue reading 82-year-old valve patient experiences evolution of heart surgery first-hand

Through competitive fishing, ovarian cancer survivor uses sport to shed light on silent disease

When Rhonda Reeve, 53, isn’t working full-time as a CPA, she’s with her husband, Jay, on their fishing boat competing in tournaments across the U.S. as professional tournament anglers. But life hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Rhonda. In 2015, Rhonda began to experience subtle, yet alarming symptoms — severe bloating, pelvic pain, ovary pain … Continue reading Through competitive fishing, ovarian cancer survivor uses sport to shed light on silent disease

Artist with MS turns her brain scans into beautiful works of art

Elizabeth Jameson never intended to be an artist. For many years she worked as a human rights lawyer, fighting for social justice for children with disabilities and gender equality. But after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1991, she decided to end her career as a lawyer and transition her passion of service … Continue reading Artist with MS turns her brain scans into beautiful works of art

Heart-to-Heart program allows patients to hold their own hearts after transplant

For those who receive a heart transplant, they are considered the lucky ones. In the United States alone, there are over six million people living with heart failure, yet only about 2200 people a year receive a new heart — making heart transplant recipients a rare and selective group. Since 2014, the Heart-to-Heart program at … Continue reading Heart-to-Heart program allows patients to hold their own hearts after transplant