Mind, body and soul: All are important to a long, happy life. Exercise is a major  component of that. I’m a long-distance runner (I’ve completed six marathons so far) who also bikes, hikes and paddles. Here are some of my recent articles on health and fitness:

Infection as a baby led to heart valve surgery for teen, Jan. 16, 2019

CPR training at school now required in 38 states, Aug. 23, 2018

Fighting back: 5 tips to keep your brain sharp to try to ward off dementia, July 9, 2018 

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year, May 30, 2018

Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research, March 8, 2018

Congenital heart defect survivor overcomes anxiety as an adult, March 16, 2018

The gift that keeps on giving, Dec. 20, 2017

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life, Dec. 18, 2017

Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health, Nov. 30, 2017

Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition, Sept. 27, 2017

After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show, July 29, 2017

How to start running, May 2016