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Healthy Heart: Features

Keys to living a healthier life

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Would you be willing to sleep in more to add another two years to your life? Maybe floss more often in exchange for another year of living? How about having sex more often to extend your life expectancy?

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.

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.

How to cook smarter

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

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 your 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.

Exercises for kids

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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.

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.

Tips for lowering your cholesterol

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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?

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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.

Healthy Heart: Extras

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.

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.

Be careful of your heart when shoveling

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

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.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

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

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.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

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

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69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Saving knees with allograft

Health Beat Saving knees with allograft

More than one-third of all Americans report being affected by knee pain. Knee replacement surgery can offer relief, but the implants only last between 12 and 15 years. Patients under the age of 40 aren't usually considered good candidates for the procedure because they would need too many revision operations. Now, there's a simple surgery that's saving knees in younger patients.

Health Beat: Resolution revolution

Cutting-edge technology is giving medical researchers a new window on cellular structure and function that could lead to new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Researchers say the more you can see, the more you can fix.

Health Beat: Tracking tech for the heart

This is not your father's heart-rate monitor. Wearable, stretchable electronics can now monitor several body functions and instantaneously send the information to a doctor. Here are more details on how the implications could be huge for patients in sickness and in health.

Health Beat: Mind-controlled hand

Health Beat Mind-controlled hand

Researchers are testing ways to restore natural hand movements to people with a devastating brain injury or amputation. They're finding ways to restore the broken link from the brain to an artificial limb. They say for the very first time ever, they have found a way to have prosthetic fingers move independently, a monumental step for injured patients.

Health Beat: Hearing vest

Using the sense of touch to replace the sense of hearing sounds like science fiction, but it's very much a reality and it could be a game-changer for the profoundly deaf.

 
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Top Health Stories

Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival kicks off

Lehigh Valley yoga festival kicks off

Moravian College will host the Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival which begins on Saturday.

Pennsylvania to get federal funding to fight the Zika virus

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Pennsylvania is getting about $1.8 million from the federal government to help fight the Zika virus.

Life Lessons: Alzheimer's and the biggest mistake caregivers can make

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For every person with Alzheimer’s there are about three people who take care of them.

Pennsylvania to distribute Zika prevention kits for pregnant women

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health launched an initiative Thursday in hopes of protecting pregnant women from the Zika virus

Etheridge thanks medical marijuana advocates in Berks

Etheridge thanks medical marijuana advocates in Berks

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Before singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge took the stage in Reading on Tuesday, she thanked local activists.