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  • Peninsula Town Center announces parking meter charity recipients

    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...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    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...
  • Stroke care taken to a new level

     
    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...
  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    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...
  • Eating nuts linked to healthier, longer life

    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...
  • Do Your Heart a Favor: Eat Right and Exercise!

    Do Your Heart a Favor: Eat Right and Exercise!
    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...
  • Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help

    Have health-related New Year's resolutions? These resources can help
    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...
  • Should you be taking a statin? You might be surprised

    Should you be taking a statin? You might be surprised
    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...
  • Cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease link strengthens in study

    Cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease link strengthens in study
    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,...
  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    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....
  • Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high

    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...