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  • Former city leader experienced heart attack at fire station

    December 11, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former metro councilman and mayoral candidate Mike Walker is recovering from heart surgery, a spokesperson said in a statement. Walker attributed his recovery to the quick response of first responders at the East Side Fire Department on Old Hammond Highway. In November, Walker was driving near... more »
  • Man suffers heart attack during marathon

    October 11, 2015 4:36 PM

    CHICAGO - A man running in the Chicago Marathon has been revived by a paramedic after suffering an apparent heart attack. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the man in his 60s fell to the ground about 9:40 a.m. Sunday at Lake Shore Drive and Melrose Street on the... more »
  • Plaquemine mayor dies from heart attack

    September 11, 2015 12:45 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack, according to the Iberville Parish sheriff. Sheriff Brett Stassi said Gulotta was found unresponsive some time after 10 a.m. The parish coroner's office later confirmed Gulotta died from a heart attack, and had a... more »
  • Court: No evidence heart attack caused by burglar

    July 2, 2015 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled there's no evidence to support prosecutors' arguments that an 86-year-old Lafayette woman's heart attack was caused when she found a man in her home. The Supreme Court upheld this week a lower court's decision to overturn the conviction of Willie James... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Hollis' close call Play Video

    March 16, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Someone in the U.S. is killed by a heart attack every 34 seconds. A South Louisiana school superintendent almost found this out the hard way , in an experience that he says "has changed his life." Last October, 42-year-old Hollis Milton was driving from Baton Rouge to... more »
  • Man gets 40 years for slaying of elderly man

    February 7, 2015 1:30 PM

    MANSFIELD - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the slaying of a 79-year-old DeSoto Parish resident. 22-year-old Martavia King of Gloster was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to manslaughter. George Winston, an assistant district attorney, says King agreed to testify against two others charged in... more »
  • Man dies of heart attack at Tiger Stadium

    October 26, 2014 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders were unable to resuscitate a man inside Tiger Stadium during the game against Ole Miss. East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office says the person is 59-year-old, Brian Tingley. The call for help came moments before the game's conclusion. LSU send out a statement... more »
  • 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 »
  • Louisiana sues dialysis drug maker

    June 28, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is suing drug maker Fresenius Medical Care North America and its nearly 100 Louisiana clinics over the use of two dialysis drugs - GranuFlo and NaturaLyte - that could contribute to fatal heart attacks. The drugs have since been recalled by the federal government.... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk Pt. 5 Play Video

    April 23, 2014 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chances are you know someone who has had a heart attack or stroke. They are silent killers who affect thousands of Louisiana families every year. One Baton Rouge family experienced both. They shared their story in Pt. 5 of John Pastorek's Reduce Your Risk series.Check out the... more »
  • Docs advised to talk about sex

    July 29, 2013 7:28 PM

    CHICAGO- Doctors are now advised to bring up the topic of sex after their patients have a heart attack. Both the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology say address everything from when and how to resume sex and what position might be best for some conditions or... more »
  • Don Pelts, founder of Corky's, dies in Memphis

    May 16, 2013 12:06 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A relative says that Don Pelts, founder of Memphis-based barbecue restaurant Corky's Ribs and Bar-B-Q, has died. Pelts' son, Barry Pelts, said his father died suddenly Wednesday night of a heart attack at age 72. Pelts opened the first Corky's in Memphis in 1984, serving ribs and... 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 »
  • Learning to spot the symptoms of a heart attack Play Video

    April 1, 2013 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - John Pastorek starts 2013's Reduce Your Risk series with a look at how quick treatment saved a St. Francisville man's life. Bob Ramelli said he knew something was wrong when he started feeling very dizzy. The 59-year-old businessman said he never gets sick. Ramelli rushed... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 25, 2013 Play Video

    February 25, 2013 6:07 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 25, 2013 - Your relationship with your significant other may make you sick, especially when it comes to insecurity and anxiety. Researchers say the feelings boost levels of a stress hormone. They lower the levels of... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 20, 2013 Play Video

    February 20, 2013 6:44 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 20, 2013 - February is women's heart month and there's reason to celebrate because women are more aware about their number one killer, heart disease. Public information campaigns are said to be working. The American Heart... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013 Play Video

    February 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013 - Expecting moms may want to stay away from caffeine. It's been tied to longer pregnancies and low-birth weight. Caffeine can get to the child through the placenta, like other nutrients, but the developing... more »
  • BRPD: Driver was heading to hospital before crash

    February 12, 2013 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Port Allen man was on his way to a Baton Rouge hospital for chest pains when he lost control of his pickup and crashed, causing a four-way wreck. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ralph Jackson, 60, died shortly after crashing in the 5000 block... more »
  • BRPD: Driver dies from heart attack, causes wreck

    February 12, 2013 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a driver suffered a heart attack and died today, causing a four-vehicle crash in Baton Rouge. It happened in the 5000 block of Essen just before noon. Four pickups were involved, and only one other person was injured. Police said they believe the... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 Play Video

    February 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 1, 2013 - People are going red in February for heart month, to make sure you stay heart healthy and know the signs of heart disease. There are "Go Red" events all over the country, including in... more »

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