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



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



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

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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.

How do foods get heart-check mark?



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?

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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

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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?



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.


69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Slowing ALS: Medicine's next big thing?

This year, more than 5,600 people in the United States will be told they have ALS. Within five years, many of those people will be robbed of their ability to work, to walk, to even talk. Until one day, they won't even be able to breathe. Now, there may be new hope to slow the effects of this devastating disease.

Health Beat: 3D imaging: Saving kids' hearts

More than four million Americans are living with heart arrhythmias, meaning they have hearts that don't always beat in a steady rhythm. In children, the symptoms are sometimes hard to detect. While most arrhythmias are harmless, others require medication or surgery. Now, new technology allows doctors a glimpse inside the heart in real-time.

Health Beat: Healthy obese... not an oxymoron?

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More than 30-percent of Americans are considered obese. The extra fat puts them at risk for diabetes, stroke and heart attack, but are all obese people unhealthy? Some could actually be healthier than their skinny friends.

Health Beat: Subtle signs of bladder cancer

Seventy-four thousand men and women are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the United States. It remains the sixth most common cancer overall, and in men, it's even more common. That's why experts say it's crucial to know the signs and symptoms, some of which can be subtle.

Health Beat: EOS scanner: A 360 view

Scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine, is a structural problem affecting as many as seven million Americans. While it affects both genders, females are eight times more likely to require treatment, including braces and spinal fusion surgery, and that can mean dozens, even hundreds of X-rays. Now, there's finally a breakthrough in X-ray technology.


Top Health Stories

Pottstown hospital workers ratify new contract

Meeting set ahead of planned strike at Pottstown hospital

Workers at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center will be staying on the job and off the picket line.

Governor, first lady: 3D mammograms must be available at no extra cost

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The announcement establishes that insurers must treat 3D mammograms the same as traditional two-dimensional mammograms when determining healthcare coverage

Taking the pain out of a trip to the doctor's office

Taking the pain out of a trip to the doctor s office

No, this isn't a hotel but a doctor's office and patient rooms inside St. Luke's Anderson Campus' medical center

Taylor Swift donates $50,000 for sick baby

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Toshi Davidson was a backup dancer for Taylor Swift's 1989 tour, but the superstar recently showed that she was the one who had his back.

Double lung transplant

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Life gets turned upside down when you’re hit by a life-threatening disease.