Heart of a Warrior

Heart of a Warrior

She cherishes each moment after surviving a medical emergency.

Remembering Dolph Schayes for his off-the-court connections

Remembering Dolph Schayes for his off-the-court connections

“Remembering Dolph Schayes for his off-the-court connections,” is an article to which I was proud to contribute. In addition to being one of the NBA’s greatest basketball players, Dolph, you embodied the word “mensch.”

Expressing Eternal Gratitude

Expressing Eternal Gratitude

I wanted to thank my exceptional cardiac surgeon in a meaningful way and recently got the chance . . . I had the great honor of introducing Dr. Gregory Fink, Surgeon of the Year, at this year’s Excellence in Health Care Awards.

A survivor’s advice for caregivers

A survivor’s advice for caregivers

As published by the American Heart Association Debra Becker is a heart disease survivor. Her guest blog will share her story and her advice for others in four installments. This is Part 4. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. This past October I had unexpected open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve […]

A survivor’s advice to patients – side effects of surgery at home

A survivor’s advice to patients – side effects of surgery at home

As published by the American Heart Association Debra Becker is a heart disease survivor. Her guest blog will share her story and her advice for others in four installments. This is Part 3.  Read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. This past October I had unexpected open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve after several […]

A survivor’s advice for patients

A survivor’s advice for patients

As published by the American Heart Association Debra Becker is a heart disease survivor. Her guest blog will share her story and her advice for others in four installments. This is Part 2.  Read Part 1 here. This past October, I had unexpected open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve after several major cordae (chords) […]

A survivor’s story – Debra Becker

A survivor’s story – Debra Becker

As published by the American Heart Association Debra Becker is a heart disease survivor. Her guest blog will share her story and her advice for others in four installments. This is Part 1. This past October, I had unexpected open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve after several major cordae (chords) broke. Seemingly healthy with […]

Hello world!

Hello world!

Greetings, and a warm welcome to my new blog, Quest for Health & Wellness, which explores and reports on innovative holistic options to conventional medicine. When I experience something that heals my body or deeply touches my soul, I feel like I’ve just discovered a new way to breathe and yearn to help others by […]