September 11, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - William Trout Wolf, 95, Gov. Wolf's father, died Friday afternoon, the governor's office announced. Mr. Wolf, who owned the York-based kitchen cabinet company that the Democratic governor and two business partners later bought, died at 3:15, the governor's office said. Funeral arrangements are pending. "In the meantime, we ask that the family's privacy be respected during this difficult time," said Wolf spokesman Jeff Sheridan. Last year, Mr. Wolf, a longtime business leader and philanthropist in York County, suffered a heart attack, the governor had said.
September 3, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Defer to others, and you'll be on the roller-coaster ride of the summer. You have developed partying into a fine art this summer. You will demonstrate your skills this weekend. The only downer will be saying goodbye, as the weekend ends, to some old summer friends. Remember there is next summer - smile. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You might have had a lot of fantasies about this weekend. Somehow, you got stuck in a role of helping others make the most out of this week- end. What did you do?
August 2, 2016
Chris Costner Sizemore, 89, whose life with multiple-personality disorder became the basis for the best-selling The Three Faces of Eve , died of a heart attack July 24 at a hospice center in Ocala, Fla., said her son, Bobby Sizemore. She became one of the most famous Americans of the 1950s but under the disguised name. The Three Faces of Eve , which paints Ms. Sizemore as an anguished Southern wife and mother who battles for control of her own mind, sold hundreds of thousands of copies.
July 9, 2016
By George Heyrich When it comes to a heart attack, minutes matter most. With today's modern medicine, hospitals can stop a heart attack in its tracks. However, if you wait too long to seek care, your risk of permanent heart damage is higher, which could lead to heart failure or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 735,000 Americans experience a heart attack every year. The clock starts at the onset of the first heart-attack symptom. This is where rapid intervention saves lives.
June 5, 2016
Q. How can I protect myself from a second heart attack? A. After you experience a heart attack, your chance of having another is higher. Most people survive their first heart attack and can return to their normal routine, but they will need to make a few changes. Depending on how badly your heart was damaged and the degree of your heart disease, your doctor will recommend specific medications and lifestyle changes that are right for you. However, it is up to you to follow those recommendations to make a full recovery.
May 22, 2016 |
A woman in her early 70s received a call from her son one night to tell her his recent colonoscopy results: The screening showed he had colon cancer. Very upset over the news, she awoke that night with severe, crushing chest pain and labored breathing. She called 911 and was taken to the emergency room in the middle of the night. I was on call that night and received a call from the emergency department. I saw that her electrocardiogram and evaluation were consistent with a heart attack.
February 21, 2016 |
When Lynn Niblick woke in the middle of the night with chest pains, she didn't pay them much mind. But once she got to work the next day as a benefits administrator, she no longer could ignore the pain. She agreed to go to the hospital, where she discovered at 58 she was having a heart attack. "I blew off pain a lot," said Niblick, of Easthampton. "I was busy with my family and my job, and I thought if I went to the hospital they'd make me stay. "I didn't have time for it. " Niblick, 65, needed five stents inserted in her heart.
February 15, 2016 |
I trained to be a heart surgeon, because from the first moment in training, I saw how high-impact this specialty could be. Heart surgeons specialize in fixing broken hearts. It takes a long time and many hours of operating to learn this trade, and the learning never ends. It's a privilege with a downside: Despite our best efforts, some patients die, sometimes in terrible pain, either because their disease is too severe or they are not treated quickly enough. Most of us learn to tolerate the losses and focus on the many who make it. But we also remember the ones we lose as well as those we save.
February 14, 2016
Q: How can I stay safe while shoveling snow? A: The blizzard of 2016 behind us, take the time to ask yourself, "How can I prepare my body for the next snowstorm?" Whether you see the snow as a workout opportunity or a nuisance, you should follow several general rules to avoid a heart attack. The American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, and the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.
January 27, 2016 |
An 18-year-old pregnant woman died Saturday morning of a suspected heart attack after shoveling snow at her Pottstown home. Briahna Gerloff was eight months pregnant and suffered from several heart defects, according to Pottstown police. Gerloff's soon-to-be born daughter, whose name was to be Kayliana, also died. Gerloff's younger brother, Stosh, found Gerloff unresponsive in her kitchen shortly after 9 a.m. and called 911. She could not be revived. The cause of death has not been determined, police said.