Cardio 27th January 2016

Out of breath? It may not be your lungs

Mike Higginbottom blamed his struggles with exercise on being unfit…until his heart stopped beating one day at the gym. “Apparently I pirouetted off the cross trainer, fell on my back and hit my head. I was out like a ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 9th December 2015

Saying thanks in a heartbeat

Daniel Titley found a way to show his gratitude 23 years after receiving a donor heart from 14-year-old Stephen Norris, who’d lost his life in a bike accident. Unfortunately, he couldn’t thank Stephen himself, so he did the next ...

by Karen Finn

Family 1st October 2015

My daughter lost her leg in a bomb blast’

Hasan's daughters, Duaa and Shahd, were aged just one and four years old, respectively, when a rocket hit their house in Syria. Now doctors at a clinic in Jordan are working to rehabilitate them and hundreds of other victims of ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cardio 28th September 2015

Mending hearts with traditional skills

What do you do if your three-year-old gets tired after walking just one block and almost faints and turns purple when crying? Cynthia had these symptoms because she was letting out large amounts of blood through a small hole in ...

by Andrea Stadil Glahn