Downtown Zanesville was filled with people of all ages... Some wearing very strange outfits in order to raise awareness for a special cause.
The American Heart Association had their 2nd Heart Chase Event in Zanesville to promote awareness for heart disease and prevention. Dr. Duane Pool is a Co-chair of the event and he explains easy ways to improve your heart.
"Exercise is most important," said Pool. "Obesity is a huge epidemic in our society. But probably the...
Genesis Health Care System is being recognized for another accomplishment in the neuroscience department.
The Stroke Bronze Achievement Award from the American Heart Association recognizes Genesis' commitment and success in it's stroke patient care.
"This is an award that the American Heart Association presents to health care systems to have achieved a high rate of compliance with seven different parameters over a period of time," said Stroke Medical Director for...
It was an adventure in downtown Zanesville Saturday as people raised funds for a nationwide organization.
The American Heart Association hosted "HeartChase", a community-wide competition to promote healthy living while raising money to support a good cause.
"We have over 150 participants today, roaming the streets of downtown Zanesville, going to 10 different businesses and venues, and collecting points. It's like a big scavenger hunt," said event chairman Dan...
The Zanesville Lady Devils' Boosters are supporting more than just their high school sports teams.
During Senior Night on Saturday, the boosters sold the remaining "For The Love of Lainey" tee shirts that support a three-year-old girl born with a congenital heart disease. Lainey's mother Natasha said she was thrilled when the boosters asked to help with the fundraiser.
"We did it last year, and then we decided that we're going to do it every year to basically show...
Through the experiences of her daughter, one local woman is now making a difference for all who battle heart disease.
3 year-old Lainey Neumann was only 4 days-old when she underwent her first open heart surgery. Her mom Natasha said she was born with a rare heart defect called Truncus Arteriosus - where only one large vessel leads out of the heart, rather than two, because of this Lainey will need surgeries throughout her lifetime.
A life-saving procedure celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR was developed in 1960 by the American Heart Association. Since then, it has continued to save peoples' lives.
"It's like step one to saving lives. Anyone can do it, knowing what to do in times of emergency is key, recognizing that emergency and getting help on the way then getting CPR are the steps," says Senior Education Consultant, Carol Howdyshell.
One in two Americans will suffer from this disease some time in their lives, and that's why it's the leading cause of death among Americans.
WHIZ's Emily Baird show us why heart disease is such a major problem in the US today.
"People tend to put it in the back of their minds. 'Oh, that will never happen to me.' So, it's hard to make it urgent and say this is still what's killing us in our country, " says community health planner, Jodi Stones.