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Healthy Heart: Features

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Is sex safe after heart attack?

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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?

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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.

How much exercise should adults get each day?

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We all know we need to exercise, but how much? Find out here.

Does aspirin have heart health benefits?

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it's up for debate as to what a daily dose of aspirin can actually do for your heart health.

Healthy Heart: Extras

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

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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.

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

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

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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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.

5 numbers you don't know but should

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

Leg cramps can be red flag for heart disease

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

Cardiac arrest and heart disease

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Find out more about what causes cardiac arrest.

Tai chi might help heart failure patients

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Find out how heart patients may benefit from tai chi.

Tips to keep your heart healthy

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

In heart attacks, faster treatments save lives

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Studies show that fast treatment makes patients more likely to survive certain types of heart attacks. According to national guidelines, heart attack patients should go from hospital door to "balloon" treatment within 90 minutes.

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69 News: Health Beat

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Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, according to medical experts. Back pain costs more than $7 billion a year in lost productivity. People will do just about anything to relieve it. Here's a solution that doesn't involve drugs or surgery.

Health Beat: Fatty liver calculator: Kids fight epidemic

A disease that used to only affect adult alcoholics is now plaguing kids. More than seven million children in the United States are thought to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and it can lead to serious health problems, but researchers have now developed a new way to calculate this disease.

Health Beat: Hip resurfacing: A better option for some

Every year, 330,000 Americans undergo surgery to replace hip joints that have been damaged by age or overuse. After surgery, most patients can go back to their normal activities, but no running, no jumping and no high-impact sports for some people who have been very physically active. Now, new research shows hip resurfacing may be the better option to get them back on their feet.

Health Beat: Healthy holiday eating

It's that time of year again, and with the holidays in full swing, making healthy eating choices can be difficult. Just dining in a group can cause the average person to eat about 44 percent more calories, but experts say there are ways to prepare and eat food that that will keep you slim this holiday season.

Health Beat: Easing TOS pain

You may have never heard of it, but thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS, can cause severe and debilitating pain. The condition is often misdiagnosed, but if it's caught, treatment can make all the difference.

 
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Allentown City Council oks appointment of LVHN doc to health board

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PSU considers acquiring St Joseph Health Network

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