| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Peninsula Town Center has announced the recipients of its 2014 PTC Change for Charity Partners.
The commercial development just off Interstate 64 in Coliseum Central annually donates a portion of the funds it receives in its parking meters to local...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Stroke patients who use Easton Hospital can rest a little more comfortably. The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized Easton Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Move over, apples: A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away--and might help you live longer, according to new results from two long-running Harvard studies.
"We found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer, healthier...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Did you have one too many cookies or far too much eggnog during the holiday season? Did you skip the gym in favor of shopping? The holiday season is a very difficult time to stay in shape, but there is no better time than now to get back into working...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight.
So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Well before signs of dementia trigger a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, a person's cholesterol levels may be a bellwether of amyloid plaque build-up in the brain, a new study finds. Long considered a reliable predictor of heart attacks and strokes,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:40 AM
It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter.
Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:23 PM
For generations, butter got a bad rap.
It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine.
Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron...