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.
The Midwestern farm family was hard-hit by the Great Depression. The federal government sought to alleviate the plight of some 200 Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota families by relocating them. Britt Aamodt follows their story to Alaska’s rugged frontier.
We all know the feeling of your heart skipping a beat when you fall in love, or being heartbroken…but what really happens to your heart when you’re in love? To find out, WTIP’s Ann Possis chatted with Dr. Peter Crawford, director of the Cardiovascular Metabolism Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Florida. The good news? Actually dying of a broken heart is very, very rare.