Shannon Smith originally told us back in February who she was wearing red for on the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day . That special person is her daughter, Sydnie. Shannon kindly agreed to share her family's story with us, so please enjoy Part 1 of Sydnie's Heart .
"We had gone for a routine Level II Ultrasound, where they found a spot on the ultrasound around [our baby's> heart. The doctor came in and took a look, then told us it was most likely Down Syndrome or one of about a hundred birth defects. He turned to me and told me in a matter of fact tone, "You need to decide what you are going to do. I will give you a few minutes to decide." I looked at my husband and started crying. There was no way I was going to terminate my pregnancy, birth defect or not. "
Look for more of Sydnie's story right here and find out what happens next...
Have you had a family member born with a heart defect? Please share their story with us below.
I'm sorry to hear about the chest pains, but I'm glad you followed up with your physician. The best way to get an accurate understanding of the ER notes, is to ask your doctor. He or she has your full hospital records to refer to, and can put the phrases into context as they apply to you.
Your doctor will be able to explain them and hopefully put your mind at ease.
Like CardioStar, I had a chance to see it too and very much enjoyed it! I hope you'll let us know when you have future appearances.
For anyone who is interested, you can see some of Dr. Beckerman's videos on his FlexDiet YouTube page (this is not a WebMD site and we cannot guarantee content). My favorite is the New Year's Resolution-a-Month one.
"Picture this: twice a year, over 30,000 cardiologists from all over the United States — and increasingly throughout the world — get together to discuss the latest and greatest research findings that will shape the way they provide care. It may not sound like your idea of a party, but it's an amazing tour de force which ultimately will impact the treatments that become available to you down the line."
He deals with a wide variety of heart-related topics including the difference between heart attack symptoms for women and men, stress and your heart, sorting out the types of fat, your heart and sex, and more!
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Monosaturated? Saturated? Omega-3? Omega-6? What is the 4-1-1 on using oils for cooking? Luckily, Elaine Magee, the Healthy Recipe Doctor has sorted that all out for us in her latest blog, What are the Best Cooking Fats?
"I'm asked this question a lot. People are confused when faced with the prospect of choosing a cooking oil. They want to know which fats are the most healthful to use in cooking." Find out more by following the link.
Do you have a favorite use for healthy oils in cooking?
DMW, thanks for posting. You reminded me how much I like my spray on olive oil. Just a light misting so things don't stick, and the can lasts a long time. I use the store brand so I save a bit of money, too.