Monday was the first day back to school for friends of 14-year-old Patrick Schoonover, who died after collapsing on the ice at a hockey tournament Friday. His death has many people asking questions, so WCCO talked with a pediatric cardiologist to find out what parents should be on the look out for and what tests can be done to detect a heart problem early.
Police are asking for help in finding an 81-year-old west central Minnesota man who has been missing since Tuesday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Orlando Wayne Tollefson, who left Herman, Minn., at 5 p.m. Tuesday and didn’t return to his residence.
Newlywed Derek Avdul and his wife Jean love to run. But during a race last fall, his life changed in an instant when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Bystanders jumped in to help. “Then the paramedics came. They had to shock me to get my heart started again,” Avdul said. With a family history of heart problems, the 44 year old knew it was important to get healthy and active again.
There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.
Heart disease, stroke, and now add melanoma to the list of aspirin’s potential health benefits. New research shows that the cheap white pill taken by millions of Americans to prevent heart problems may protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Sleep apnea is much more than losing a good night’s sleep. A new study details why the disorder can be so hard on a person’s heart.