George Van Dyk finishes with a stationary bike and shifts to an elliptical machine as part of his twice-a-week workout at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program gym at Summerville Medical Center (SMC). While sometimes reluctant to visit, he never regrets coming out. “It’s a...
When he first met his wife nearly four decades ago, David Smith would tease her and say she owed him 1,000 kisses for giving him a hard time. “I haven’t collected them all,” the 57-year-old says as he smiles at her at their Summerville home. “Not yet.”
At first, Gay Prosser blamed the vomiting and the pain in the middle of her chest on a previous back injury. She did not consider herself a candidate for heart problems. In fact, Prosser – a 46- year-old middle school mom at the time – had recently dropped to a size 6.
North Charleston, S.C./ January 23, 2012 – According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Throughout February, Trident Health will be providing their annual "Heart Health Events", including...
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