Starting school was the furthest thing from Anita Brainard’s mind as she reflected on her son Rian’s life to this point – 4 open heart surgeries, multiple setbacks and recoveries, visions of him with oxygen tubes and other breathing treatment devices, and countless hospital visits all before his fifth birthday.
An Akron Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiologist Dr. Peter Vande Kappelle, Jr. and one of his mentors, Dr. Chandrakant Patel, were honored as “Heart Champions” at two separate American Heart Association Heart Ball events in February in Youngstown and Akron, respectively.
Water is a great choice to keep a healthy heart because it has no calories and no artificial ingredients. It replaces our sweat loss after exercise and it can help prevent dizziness and headaches.
Did you know that fruits and vegetables are important to eat at every meal? Our bodies get a lot of vitamins and minerals from different colored fruits and vegetables that help our bodies be healthy. You should try to have at least 3 different colored foods at every meal
Sleeping is a very important part of each day. It gives you the rest to focus at school, the clarity to choose healthy foods, and rejuvenates you to get our daily exercise.
Did you know that your heart is a muscle and it needs exercise to keep it healthy? Exercise is something we should do every day.