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: 3D-printed trachea: Medicine's next big thing?

Car accidents, neck injury, smoking and cancer can all cause irreparable harm to the trachea, the flexible tube that keeps us breathing normally. Researchers are developing new windpipes to help those who have serious or life-threatening damage, and 3D-printed tracheas could be medicine's next big thing.

Health Beat: Tart cherry juice pain relief

If that last run left your knees a little cranky or your feet seeking relief, it doesn't have to come from a pill bottle. Researchers have found dramatic and surprising pain relief from a key ingredient in one of your grandmother's favorite pies.

Health Beat: Youth sports: Playing by the rules

It happens more than 2.5 million times a year. That's how often children are rushed to emergency rooms with sports injuries. Yes, youth football is getting more attention, but are all sports getting safer? It depends on who is talking.

Health Beat: HPV causes cancer

Head and neck cancers used to mainly strike men 70 years and older, but now, doctors are diagnosing them in much younger men, five times as many in just the last 10 years alone.

Health Beat: Food order sheds pounds

If you are trying to control your blood sugar and ultimately shed pounds, new research shows you should pass the bread basket at the end of the meal, not before.


Top Health Stories

St. Luke's Home Health named elite top agency

St. Luke's Home Health has been recognized as one of the nation's "HomeCare Elite Top Agencies" by a national research organization that has been conducting surveys  for 10 years.

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

Kissing bug chaos may be overblown in Pennsylvania

The CDC says the mostly southern kissing bug, which often bites near the lip, and can carry the potentially deadly virus Chagas, has migrated north and been reported in Pennsylvania

Dangers in Toyland this holiday season

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Dangerous toys again are on store shelves this holiday shopping season, warns the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.

Parents say baby's tumor shrinks after pope's kiss in Philadelphia

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Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September touched many people, including a one-year-old girl battling a brain tumor.

Alzheimer's and Dementia care community opens in Easton

Alzheimer s and Dementia care community opens in Easton

"Arden Courts of Old Orchard" is a 64 bed memory care community where care is provided around the clock