heart_health_980x100

Healthy Heart: Features

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

heart stethoscope

iStock

During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

Eat your way to a healthy heart

vegetable kabobs on grill

iStock / adlifemarketing

A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

Workouts for parents, child to do together

Family running together

iStock / gbh007

Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy while spending quality time together is to exercise with your child.

5 hidden health risks for women

Woman with heart glasses

iStock/101Photo

Despite increased attention to women's health issues, there are still many health risks that women need to know about that are not getting a whole lot of attention.

Various exercises can strengthen heart

Swimming

Going to the gym can make your muscles bigger and stronger. But improving your heart may be the most important workout.

Ways to lower your stress level

Stress

Thornberry/iStock

From time to time we all get stressed out. Try using some of these ideas to help lower your stress level.

Tips to lower your cholesterol

Doctor, patient

Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.

Is sex safe after heart attack?

Couple bed sex

iStock / Synergee

Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

How do foods get heart-check mark?

heart

istock

If you want to find foods that can help keep your heart healthy, a special insignia from the American Heart Association could help guide you at the grocery store.

Could you have an arrhythmia?

heart-shaped pebble among other rocks

iStock/Spanishalex

A little skip in your heart beat once in a while is normal. Find out if yours is something more.

Healthy Heart: Extras

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

Fruit in heart dish

iStock/dkgilbey

It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

Pita pocket salad

timbowden/iStock

Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

hamburger

istock

It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

Snowed In

When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

Omega-3s: Meet the fats that help your heart

heart healthy food eating knife fork

iStock/pashalgnatov

Find out how taking omega-3 fatty acids can help your heart.

5 numbers you don't know but should

Ohio State blood pressure

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Find out what numbers you need to know to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.

Leg cramps can be red flag for heart disease

Heart button

iStock/ssstep

Muscle pain that occurs while walking can herald a dangerous condition called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Cardiac arrest and heart disease

Heart with stethoscope

iStock

Find out more about what causes cardiac arrest.

Tai chi might help heart failure patients

heart health stethoscope bandage

iStock/gmutlu

Find out how heart patients may benefit from tai chi.

Tips to keep your heart healthy

heart pillow with bandaid

What can you do in your day-to-day life to keep your heart healthy? Use these tips.

Advertisement
 

69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: POEM: Help for swallowing disorder

Imagine if you felt like you were going to choke every time you ate or drank? That's what people with a condition called achalasia have to deal with daily. Now, there's a simple procedure that could offer relief, it's surgery without an incision.

Health Beat: Rare transplant for cystic fibrosis

Thirty-thousand children and adults in the United States are living with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs. For some, a lung transplant is the only hope for survival, but one woman had her lungs and more transplanted.

Health Beat: The 'everywhere chemical': New warnings for moms-to-be

You've probably heard about phthalates, the chemicals that make plastic soft and flexible. They're practically in everything, but a new study reveals another reason pregnant women should try to avoid them.

Health Beat: Dangers of testosterone

It's the hormone that regulates muscle mass, energy, and sex drive, and some men think more is better. You see it on TV, in magazines, and on shelves everywhere you turn, but few men know the dangers of taking testosterone.

Health Beat: Mystery disease: Fingernails tell all

Imagine losing your hair, vomiting every time you ate and living in extreme pain. Now, imagine if doctors couldn't help you because they couldn't figure out what was wrong. Well, that's exactly what happened to one woman with whom we talked.

 
Advertisement
 

Top Health Stories

Life Lessons: Fats that won't make you fat

Life Lessons Fats that won t make you fat

We always hear to stay clear of fat if we want to stay healthy and fit, but not all fat is bad.

Life Lessons: Live longer with cancer

Life Lessons Live longer with cancer

A new study shows there are simple ways to increase your chances of living longer after a cancer diagnosis.

Local doctor receives first-of-its kind award from GE Healthcare

Today is National Doctor's Day - a perfect day for a local breast cancer patient to honor her doctor, and why not do it on LIVE TV?  Watch as she surprises Dr. Joseph Russo from St. Luke's on 69 News at Sunrise.

Fitness Friday: Endurance Multisport

Fitness Friday Endurance Multisports

If you've ever dreamed of running a marathon, doing a triathlon, or any other long race, there's a new fitness center in Lehigh County aimed at helping you train.

Park service wants dogs to chase geese off National Mall

Canada geese poop on National Mall

NPS

The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.