Much More Than a Valentine – The Gift of a New Heart

A National Heart Month Special Report

Much More Than a Valentine – The Gift of a New Heart

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut When it comes to hearts, what once seemed like a miracle is now routine. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human heart transplant on December 3, 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. That was truly the start of something big. Today, about 5,000 heart transplants […]

Amazing Facts About the Human Heart

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Every Valentine’s Day homes and businesses dress up the decor with cupids and hearts to celebrate a day all about love and affection. The heart shape has been used to symbolically represent the human heart as the center of emotion and romantic love. Hearts symbolizing love can be traced […]

Your Heart is in Your Own Hands

Assuming you are healthy, your heart will pound out more than 3 billion beats in 80 years. That’s not counting the times your heart races when you exercise, when you shovel the snow (again!) or when you teach your teenager to drive. But are you really healthy? When we were all hunter-gatherers in millennia past, […]