heart health

A beautiful day for a Heart Walk

Walkers and their furry friends were all smiles during this annual event that featured a live band, a survivor tribute wall and health booths for blood pressure screenings and nutrition information

There is a bell on the transplant unit. It rings in celebration — and memory

Coleen Leszczynski’s family dedicated the bell, to be rung every time a transplant patient leaves the hospital

Tricia Burgess thought she had seasonal allergies. She actually needed a heart transplant.

“I didn’t even know I was sick. I’m thankful that Vanderbilt saved my life.”

Health Plus presents the Love Your Heart Expo Feb. 28 for National Heart Month

You can greatly reduce your heart-disease risk through a healthy lifestyle, and Health Plus encourages you to take action by attending the Love Your Heart expo.

My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay more attention to heart health

Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.

My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay attention to heart health

The words “coronary artery disease” immediately make us think of people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. But a 30-year population study shows clearly that what we do in our early adult life will impact our health later on, said lead author Jeffrey Carr, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.