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  • Having a heart attack? Survive, Don't Drive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has a tip that could save your life in the event on a heart attack: Don't get behind the wheel. OLOL kicked off its "Survive, Don't Drive" campaign to inform you of the dangers of getting behind the... more »
  • Heart walk heads to Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of the largest walks in the Baton Rouge area will be hitting LSU in a couple of weekends. The Capital Area Heart Walk is coming to the area on April 26 at LSU's Old Front Nine. Head of The Capital Area Heart Walk Terrie Sterling... more »
  • Get your heart checked for American Heart Month Play Video

    February 18, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Febraury is American Heart Month, and doctors are taking this opportunity to warn people about heart disease. Dr. Garland Green was on the set of News 2 at 4 today, talking about heart issues amongst women. Dr. Green said that some common symptoms are tightness... more »
  • Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

    December 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    WARSAW, Poland- A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Spokesman for Warsaw's Military Medical Institute, Col. Grzegorz Kade said Tuesday the 90-year-old Jaruzelski was admitted a day earlier with general weakness. Jaruzelski has been repeatedly hospitalized in recent years... more »
  • First heart patients moved into new OLOL institute

    November 6, 2013 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifty-one heart and critically ill ICU patients have been successfully moved into the new Heart & Vascular Institute at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Teams started moving the patients just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, and all patients were settled into... more »
  • Grand opening for OLOL Heart & Vascular Institute

    November 4, 2013 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake held a grand opening and blessing of its new Heart & Vascular Institute this morning. Bishop Robert Muench led the blessing of the new 9 story, 330,000 square foot facility. The building will be dedicated to heart, vascular and critical... more »
  • Family holds heart screenings after 14-year-old dies Play Video

    August 10, 2013 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a teen who died suddenly from cardiac arrest last year has taken it upon themselves to try to prevent another unexpected death. Burke Cobb died at the age of 14 in the Dutchtown High School gym after football practice. His death is still... more »
  • Autopsy: Radio host Kraddick had enlarged heart

    July 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana coroner's office says a preliminary autopsy found that popular radio and TV host David "Kidd" Kraddick had an enlarged heart and blocked arteries, and probably developed an irregular heartbeat. Dr. Granville Morse, a deputy coroner in the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office, says Kraddick collapsed while... more »
  • Surgeons working to reduce pressure on Randy Travis' brain

    July 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    PLANO- Singer Randy Travis is in surgery after suffering a stroke at a Texas hospital his publicist said late Tuesday. Doctors are trying to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis has been in critical condition since being admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure due to a... more »
  • Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition

    July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a... more »
  • Country singer Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas

    July 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas. No other details were released. The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer is listed in critical condition. Viral cardiomyopathy... more »
  • Woman uses diagnosis to raise national awareness Play Video

    April 11, 2013 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman became one of the faces of the "Go Red" heart health movement after discovering a potentially-deadly disorder. Mary Leah Coco said when she was 30 she noticed she was always exhausted, light-headed, and dizzy. She chalked it up to her busy life.... more »
  • Hitting the gym with survivor Gen. Russel Honore Play Video

    April 8, 2013 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When Gen. Russel Honore went into the hospital in June 2012, seven years after leading the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, he thought he was experiencing a case of heartburn. Then his doctors told him one of his main arteries was blocked. He was actually... more »
  • Know your numbers to help reduce your risk Play Video

    April 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - "Know Your Numbers" is a battle cry that's recently appeared in the fight against heart disease. Doctors say it's important for people to know their blood pressure, cholesterol, and calcium score. All of them give indicators about the state of your heart, and what needs to... more »
  • Family history and heart disease Play Video

    April 3, 2013 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family history is a major risk factor when it comes to heart disease, and not paying attention to it led to tragedy for one family. Toja Myles' grandmother, mother, and aunt all have a history of heart disease. So when she started having strange symptoms in... more »
  • Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

    March 11, 2013 11:01 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New research shows that stopping the heart for bypass surgery is safe even in the elderly. Heart bypass is one of the most common operations in the world and patients often are given a choice of how to have it done. The usual way involves stopping... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 Play Video

    February 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 14, 2013 - A box of chocolates is a popular Valentine's Day gift, and it may also be good for the heart. Cocoa flavanols are known to support cellular and metabolic activities in the body. It... more »
  • Governor's Mansion goes red for Heart Health Month

    February 14, 2013 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Mansion will glow red for Heart Health Month. This is the fifth year in a row that the Mansion will be lit red to highlight the impact of cardiovascular disease on all our citizens, but particularly women. It will be red from Feb. 14... more »
  • Study: Vitamins don't lower heart risks in men

    November 5, 2012 12:26 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The largest study to test daily multivitamin use finds they modestly lowered the risk for cancer in middle-aged and older men but did not seem to affect the chances of developing heart disease. The studies did not include women but other research under way now does. Two... more »
  • Study: Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems Play Video

    November 5, 2012 12:25 PM

    CHICAGO - New research shows that even many healthy baby boomers will get heart disease as they get old. But the good news is that will happen much later for them than for their less healthy peers. The findings come in an analysis of five major studies involving nearly 50,000... more »
  • 'Jeopardy!' host 'up and about' after heart attack

    June 25, 2012 5:09 PM

    NEW YORK - A spokeswoman says "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is "up and about" in a Los Angeles hospital as he recovers from a mild heart attack. Sony Pictures Television spokeswoman Paula Askanas said Monday that Trebek is "in good spirits" while doctors complete their tests. She says he has... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak on life support after heart stops

    June 19, 2012 5:47 PM

    CAIRO - A security official says Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been put on life support after his heart stopped as he arrived at a military hospital. The state news agency MENA said the 84-year-old Mubarak was "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital from prison. It said... more »
  • 'Young and Restless' actor to have heart surgery

    June 13, 2012 11:05 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year's Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." CBS spokeswoman Elise... more »
  • Authorities: Md. man admits eating heart of victim

    June 1, 2012 10:30 AM

    JOPPATOWNE, Md. - Authorities say in court documents that a Maryland man has admitted to eating another man's heart and part of his brain. The Harford County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old college student Alexander Kinyua has been charged with first-degree murder. They say Kinyua was arrested Wednesday, days after his... more »
  • CDC: Half of overweight teens have heart risk

    May 21, 2012 7:22 AM

    ATLANTA - New federal research is revealing alarming new statistics about heart risks in the nation's overweight teens. The study in the journal, Pediatrics, says half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future cardiac problems. One expert... more »
  • New heart technology saves lives

    April 25, 2012 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New technology from Emergency Medical Services in Baton Rouge could save your life if you have a heart attack. A new "12-LEAD" system allows paramedics to send information about how your heart operates to emergency rooms before you even get there. That could shave an... more »
  • Dick Clark dead at 82; Pat Shingleton recalls meeting TV legend Play Video

    April 18, 2012 2:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A man who became known as the nation's "oldest teenager" during a television career of more than 60 years has died. Dick Clark was 82. A spokesman says he had a heart attack this morning at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., where he had gone yesterday... more »
  • Heart health, be happy

    April 17, 2012 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - New research finds being happy could be good for your heart. Scientists have long known that there's a higher risk of heart attacks for people with Type A personalities and those who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed. Now a Harvard review of studies has taken a look... more »
  • Davy Jones autopsy results

    April 5, 2012 4:28 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH - An autopsy report confirms Monkees star Davy Jones died of a heart attack. The report showed the 66-year-old Jones had severe build-up in his heart's arteries. Toxicology reports came back negative for any signs of drugs in his system other than cannabinoids, a class of drugs... more »
  • Former Vice President released from hospital

    April 3, 2012 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been released from a Virginia Hospital after having a heart transplant. His office said in a statement that the 71-year-old Cheney was released today, 10 days after receiving a new heart from an unknown donor. Cheney waited nearly two years for the... more »
  • Heart disease, one family's journey Play Video

    March 14, 2012 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Reduce Your Risk, a series of reports on the dangers heart disease, continues today on News2. Tonight, find out how heart disease suddenly changed one family's world forever. Sadness, and then inpiration; one family's journey to beat heart disease. News2 Anchor John Pastorek has their story tonight... more »
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease Play Video

    March 12, 2012 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. News2 wants to help you Reduce Your Risk with a series of reports this month on heart disease. News2's John Pastorek gets answers on what it takes... more »
  • Valentine's heart surgery for Philippine girl

    February 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Valentine's Day, New Orleans surgeons will fix a hole in the heart of a 4-year-old girl from the Philippines. Dr. Joseph Caspi will lead a volunteer team in the operation at Children's Hospital to repair the hole between the two top chambers of the child's heart.... more »
  • Helicopter crash kills 3, delays heart transplant

    December 27, 2011 4:45 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A helicopter that was on its way to retrieve a heart for transplant crashed in northern Florida, killing all three on board and leaving the transplant patient having to wait for another organ to become available. The helicopter left a Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Monday around... more »
  • Boy gives all his money to baby he never met

    October 5, 2011 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Max Braun seems like an ordinary kid when you first meet him: his sweet tooth is almost as big as his love for video games, and he has so much energy it's nearly impossible to get him to stop jumping around at times. But ask a few... more »
  • LSU fans put their hearts on the line

    September 23, 2011 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Researchers at LSU are watching Tiger football games in a new way. The Media Effects Lab on LSU's campus is monitoring fans as they watch big games on TV. Recently they hooked up tiger faithful to heart monitors as they watched the Tigers take on Mississippi State... more »
  • Former St. Helena Sheriff dies

    December 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Former St. Helena Parish Sheriff Eugene Holland has died. He was 76 years old. Investigator Joe Chaney said Holland died after he collapsed in his home last night. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors said he had suffered a heart attack. Holland served as... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 1

    February 1, 2010 5:41 PM

    Tooth brushing at day care centers, a device used to access blocked arteries, and how supplements can interact with heart medications are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 12

    January 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    How fat stored below your waist can help your health, the link between TV and early death, and the effect light has on migraines are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • DWI suspect fakes illness, flees hospital

    October 29, 2009 6:33 AM

    Louisiana State Police are looking for Ronald Blum of Zachary who escaped from custody by faking a heart ailment. Blum was arrested October 17 for third-offense DWI, passing on the shoulder and operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Troopers took Blum to LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center... more »
  • Exercise ten minutes daily, improve your health

    September 17, 2009 10:14 AM

    Exercising ten minutes a day can significantly improve your general health. That's according to a study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. A group of women who weren't regular exercisers took part in the six month study. During that time, they completed ten minutes of stride-walking each... more »

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