After open-heart surgery, Amy Grant chases her dreams to help heal others

Vince Gill got scared late last year when he started to get short of breath walking up stairs.

So the 63-year-old country star went through a series of heart health tests with his cardiologist.

The results surprised Gill and his wife, Christian/pop star Amy Grant: Gill’s heart and major blood vessels were clear and in good shape, cardiologist John Bright Cage reported.

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but your heart is fantastic,” the doctor told him. “You’re quite simply just fat and out of shape.”

After their laughs died down, Cage turned toward Grant.

“Hey, let’s check you out.”

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Hope fades for fall high school sports as health wisdom prevails over COVID-19 skeptics

Last month, I was certain high school sports would play out in California this fall, even if in an abbreviated form.

I wasn’t naive. I was hopeful, as were the sea of coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes I regularly spoke to.

I was encouraged because flattening the coronavirus curve meant to shutter schools, to social distance, to mask up, to wash hands vigorously as if was performing surgery. Everyone doing their part.

I was optimistic because sports, the band, theater arts — anything extracurricular — are a vital part of a campus and a community, especially football, the identifying action

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11 Signs You’ve Already Had COVID-19

When you first heard about the coronavirus, chances are you were told the symptoms would last 2 to 14 days, if you felt them at all. But now that the COVID-19 has been on these shores for a while, doctors are finding that certain symptoms can last for weeks and sometimes months—even after the patient tests negative for COVID-19. Here’s a list of those problems that are currently being reported. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.

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Chest Pain and Discomfort

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Why a plant-based diet could be your answer to a healthier, happier life

As rates of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes continue to soar, “What should I eat?” has become one of the most important questions of the 21st century.

As a doctor whose speciality is gastroenterology – the diagnosis and treatment of digestive health problems – I find that, faced with a new illness, every patient soon asks me about food: “Is there anything that I should or shouldn’t eat?” We each know intuitively that food can play a vital role in helping us to improve our health, optimise our quality of life and even help us to heal and

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Baptist Health to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors starting Friday

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In Mike Pence, US evangelicals had their ’24-karat-gold’ man in the White House

Mike Pence has remained one of the only constants in the often chaotic Trump administration.Variously described as “vanilla,” “steady” and loyal to the point of being “sycophantic,” he is, in the words of one profile, an “everyman’s man with Midwest humility and approachability,” and in another, a “61-year-old, soft-spoken, deeply religious man.”That humility and loyalty has been tested in recent days. “I hope Mike Pence comes through for us,” Trump told supporters at a rally on Monday, seemingly under the mistaken belief that Pence could

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25 Health Symptoms People Always Ignore But Never Should

When it comes to health concerns over the last year or so, it feels like there is nothing but COVID-19. But the flu, heart disease, and cancer are still being diagnosed. Finding a lump on your body can be a scary moment, one that will prompt most people to make an appointment with their doctor. A headache or a fever, even if intense and persistent, may not trigger the same reaction but perhaps they should. Sometimes vague symptoms are actually alarming signs of an underlying health problem that needs medical attention — like these warning signs you may have

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