Brooke Lennington is now the caregiver to her dad, Rich, who had a stroke at age 50. (Photo courtesy of Brooke Lennington) Brooke Lennington’s phone buzzed late one night in 2016, a week before Thanksgiving. Her younger brother, Hunter, was calling, frantically saying a nurse at a hospital had called about their father. Hunter, a…

Brooke Lennington is now the caregiver to her dad, Rich, who had a stroke at age 50. (Photo courtesy of Brooke Lennington) Brooke Lennington’s phone buzzed late one night in 2016, a week before Thanksgiving. Her younger brother, Hunter, was calling, frantically saying a nurse at a hospital had called about their father. Hunter, a…

(DNY59, Getty Images) Amid the holiday season, here are some heart-positive tips to keep in mind: – Eat and drink sensibly at those big family dinners. – Don’t let shopping and festivities disrupt your exercise routine. – Be sure to download the classic song of the season “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Or call your…

(DNY59, Getty Images) Amid the holiday season, here are some heart-positive tips to keep in mind: – Eat and drink sensibly at those big family dinners. – Don’t let shopping and festivities disrupt your exercise routine. – Be sure to download the classic song of the season “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Or call your…

Leah Lizarondo started 412 Food Rescue to salvage good food that would otherwise be thrown away. (Photo by Brian Cohen) Leah Lizarondo continues to be amazed by how much food gets thrown away daily. Her Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, 412 Food Rescue, taps a huge network of volunteers to recover thousands of pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables,…

Leah Lizarondo started 412 Food Rescue to salvage good food that would otherwise be thrown away. (Photo by Brian Cohen) Leah Lizarondo continues to be amazed by how much food gets thrown away daily. Her Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, 412 Food Rescue, taps a huge network of volunteers to recover thousands of pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables,…

(Jan-Otto, Getty Images) Reuse and recycle. Americans employ the concept on nearly everything. Now, medical researchers are working hard to apply it to pacemakers and defibrillators. Millions of sick people in low-income nations suffer or die each year because they can’t afford these implantable medical devices that could help regulate their heartbeat. Researchers argue that…

(Jan-Otto, Getty Images) Reuse and recycle. Americans employ the concept on nearly everything. Now, medical researchers are working hard to apply it to pacemakers and defibrillators. Millions of sick people in low-income nations suffer or die each year because they can’t afford these implantable medical devices that could help regulate their heartbeat. Researchers argue that…

Heather Catanese, after giving birth to baby Lorenzo, who had in-utero surgery to repair multiple heart defects. (Photo courtesy of the Catanese family) Heather Catanese was 7 when she went from only child to big sister. She still remembers how excited she was to help take care of baby Sean. She was 8 when her…

(Susan Barr, Getty Images) Barbershops in the African-American community could help men reduce and control their blood pressure, according to a new study. The research showed long-term reductions in blood pressure among customers who met periodically with pharmacists at 52 Los Angeles County barbershops. Published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the study…