How a patient’s heart attack inspired his heart surgeon to get better

As a heart surgeon, Baron Hamman, MD, is often the inspirer and encourager for his patients to take better care of their hearts. But something about one patient’s story made him stop and think — was he practicing what he preached? “I saw a little bit of myself in him,” Dr. Hamman said of Dwayne … Continue reading How a patient’s heart attack inspired his heart surgeon to get better

Lung transplant recipient runs final stretch of marathon with new sister

November marks four years since the start of an undeniable friendship. Two women brought together through a lung transplant have formed a unique bond in an untraditional way. Carrie Giddens, 31, and Valarie Fratiani, 45, consider each other sisters and live just 10 minutes away from one another in Frisco and Allen, Texas. They once … Continue reading Lung transplant recipient runs final stretch of marathon with new sister

Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know

People are very loyal to their running shoes, often saying they would never switch to a different brand. As a podiatrist and a runner myself, I find the discussion of running shoes very interesting. But are expensive running shoes worth the cost? When I came across Runrepeat.com, I was impressed by Jens Jackob Andersen’s objective comparison of running … Continue reading Before you buy expensive running shoes, here’s what you need to know