Stories tagged: heart attack
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
A miracle save by a homeless man gives him a new beginning
James Pocock was living a quiet, under-the-radar life in the Vermont woods when he suddenly was showered with attention and called a hero, responsible for possibly saving another man’s life.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:39 p.m.
Actor Alan Thicke of ‘Growing Pains’ dies at 69
Alan Thicke, an actor best-known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the ‘80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” has died of a heart attack. He was 69.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners
There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 6 a.m.
‘Pit crew’ method improves cardiac survival rate
The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane Fire Department have been working together for more than two years when responding to emergencies near their borders. The rule is simple: …
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms
Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they …
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 7:33 p.m.
Ex-NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour
Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
Doug Clark: Right time, right place, right man for the job
A million-plus Americans have heart attacks each year. Bob Rowles joined these sobering numbers on a hard court about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Doug Clark: Spokane contestant deserves comedy crown
A herd of traveling comics stampeded into the Bing Crosby Theater the other night and, boy, were their feet sore. Sorry. With material that lame, it’s obvious I wasn’t participating …
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
App enlists volunteers to answer cardiac calls
Ordinary citizens will soon be called upon to help save lives as the Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments launch a new smartphone app to alert those with CPR training …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Health scare became motivation to help others
What was supposed to be an ordinary practice swim for Julie Pannell changed her life. Pannell was training for a triathlon in November 2010. She was getting out of a …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Doctor’s action saves her husband’s life
As he tells it, the story of Tim Savatieff’s survival starts on New Year’s Day in 2010, when he, his wife and a friend, on a 10-mile hike in the …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Emphasis on lifesaving techniques helps more people
The sound was tiny and muffled as it came through a vent in JJ Dunn’s bedroom and he teetered on the edge of sleep. He was dog tired, only awake …
Thu., June 20, 2013, 1:23 p.m.
Italy hospital: Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest
ROME — Organizers of the Taormina Film Festival scrambled Thursday to put together a last-minute tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, after he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while in …
Fri., May 24, 2013
Celebration honors cardiac arrest survivors, responders
Brian Gwyn’s heart stopped at 6 a.m. His fiancée, Laura Tobler, knew something was wrong when he sat straight up in their bed. She asked Gwyn if he was OK, …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012, 12:49 p.m.
Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 11:34 a.m.
Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …
Tue., July 31, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies in NJ
NEWARK, N.J. — As the pickup truck she was riding in careened down the road at 80 mph, 12-year-old Miranda Bowman knew one thing: She had to stop it.
Tue., July 10, 2012, 7:29 a.m.
CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 1:07 a.m.
Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …
Tue., March 30, 2010, 8:50 a.m.
Study: Chocolate could reduce heart risk
The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a …