Dan Margolies / Heartland Health Monitor

Charles Welty began seriously worrying about his heart health at the gym. The 78-year-old retired civil engineer said that while running on a treadmill, he saw something startling on the machine’s heart monitor.

“My pulse rate was undetectable,” Welty said during a recent interview in his Lenexa home. “It was so fast.”

A visit to his doctor revealed that his worries were not unfounded.  

“What was going on was not so good. And had me somewhat scared,” Welty said.

Epilogue: Walking Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Jun 11, 2013

When we first talked with Sandy Billinger and her son Michael, they were preparing to trek the length of Kansas for a cause.  Today we check back in with the backpacking duo for a recap of their journey.

Dave Spicer

Would you walk 500 miles to raise awareness for a cause? Would you walk 70 more?

Heart Attacks And Strokes, Also In Ancient Times

Mar 11, 2013
courtesy: Dr. Michael Miyamoto

While doctors typically focus their time caring for living patients, one Kansas City cardiologist has spent the last few years examining the health of mummies. Yes. Mummies.

Would you be able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke? If you can, you may be able to save someone’s life.