Take Control of Your Health a series of short radio segments aimed at helping people make changes to improve their own health
“I now know the challenges of diabetes”
Kalli talks about how she is taking responsibility for keeping track of her blood-sugar and managing her diabetes, now that she is a teenager.
Dave, You are Lucky to be Alive!
Durenberger shares how shortness of breath led to him getting a life-saving
heart valve replacement.
Huffing and Puffing Wasn’t Normal
she got too tired and short of breath from doing her regular housework, JoAnn knew
something wasn’t right, so she called her doctor.
Heart Valve Repair Let Him Feel Like a Normal Teen
shares how relieved he was to get his heart valve repaired, so he could enjoy
sports and other regular teen activities.
They Went Up Through My Leg!
recalls how she felt different and breathed easier, the moment her heart valve
Her Heart Didn’t Sound Right
shares how a routine exam uncovered a heart problem: when she couldn’t walk,
she realized just how serious the problem had become.
I Lost My Mother Too Young
After losing her mother to a heart attack, Jacqueline knew to follow her gut and get a second opinion, which led to reparing her leaky heart valve sooner, before it was too late.
I Guess I Was Sicker Than I Thought!
recalls how quickly she rebounded from getting her heart valve replaced, after
being awake during the surgery.
Suddenly, I Could Not Catch a Breath
Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
I Could Finally Take a Deep Breath of Air
Jim was told he had only months to live, but then a life-saving heart valve procedure gave him a miraculous outcome.
Life is Good and I Feel Great
explains how rheumatic fever in his teens caused him to have an extra heartbeat,
which eventually led to heart valve repair decades later.