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Heart Health

Early heart attack detection critical

Chest pain is the most common symptom of a heart attack and can range from elephant-like pressure to  

Assessing your irregular heart rhythm

Your heart may seem to skip a beat, flutter, or feel like it’s racing. Or you may feel  

Benefits of quitting smoking are immediate, significant

It’s not too late to quit smoking, and some benefits are nearly immediate, a range of experts say.  

Does red meat get a red light?

There’s nothing like cutting into a juicy steak right off the grill. But, is it worth the risk  

6 tips to help your loved one defeat a medical condition

It’s not the label; it’s the connection that can make a world of difference in defeating health challenges. Whether they are taking notes, clarifying explanations or just offering a shoulder of support, a concerned caregiver makes a difference. Encouragement, peer pressure or whatever dynamic is at work, it’s always good to have others involved in  

Recipe: Heart-healthy Italian orzo soup

Looking for a heart-healthy recipe to fill you up on chilly winter nights? This Italian orzo soup will  

Independence man survives dramatic heart attack

It was a blazing, hot summer day, and James McNutt, a longtime history professor at Thomas More College, will never forget it. As he mowed his lawn in Independence, Kentucky, James, age 61, felt chest pain. At first, he thought it was indigestion from hot dogs he ate for lunch, but the pain grew unbearable.  

Innovative PulsePoint app available in NKY

A new app, which will help connect those experiencing cardiac arrest to CPR-certified help, is available in Northern  

Sleep your way to better heart health?

All you have to do is sleep and you’ll achieve a healthier heart? That sounds too good to be true, but when the Mayo Clinic offers advice, we listen. Sleep deprivation puts adults, particularly women, at greater risk for heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns. Poor sleep includes having difficulty falling asleep, waking  

How to help your loved ones survive a heart attack

How can you mend a broken heart? With short, powerful compressions. Two hands, center of the chest, push.