When Richard Sikorski collapsed during the 2015 Chicago Marathon, his race stopped and another one began. The race to save his life. Listen to the full episode of Human Race, a Runner’s World podcast.
Heart transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald runs, bikes, and swims for a reason: “to be the best custodian of my body.” Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Richard Sikorski will return to run Chicago with one of the “angels” who came to his aid during last year’s race. Read the full story for Runner’s World.
You know you can’t live without your heart’s daily thud-thud. But did you know that it will beat more than 2.5 billion times in your lifetime? Here, 27 more fascinating facts about the engine that powers your entire body. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
You don’t need extreme chest pain to signal a heart attack is looming. In fact, many guys don’t experience classic symptoms, like gripping or pressing pain in the chest that radiates down the arm, shortness of breath, or sweating. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
You stayed up late binge-watching Homeland. Then you woke up extra early to beat the boss to the office. Some days, there’s no mystery as to why you need an extra shot of espresso. But sometimes, the root of your fatigue isn’t so obvious, and everything from a hidden health issue to your gym habits could be to blame. Read the full slideshow on Prevention.com.
Is your doctor snap-happy? Physicians order too many echocardiograms, or ultrasound pictures of the heart, says a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Better rush to shrink that gut. The more years of young adulthood you spend obese, the greater your risk of coronary artery calcification—early, “silent” heart disease with no symptoms—in middle age, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.