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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man dies amid brawl at wedding in downtown Philly

    October 8, 2012 11:12 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a man has been charged in connection with a big brawl that broke out among people attending two different wedding receptions in a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The fight involving dozens of people happened early Sunday in the Society Hill neighborhood. Police say a 57-year-old suffered a... more »
  • Ohio woman dies after pet llama slips, strikes her

    September 28, 2012 1:02 PM

    DELAWARE, Ohio - An Ohio sheriff's department says a woman has been struck by a pet llama that was trying to greet her and has died. A report by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office says former coroner Florence Lenahan apparently had a heart attack as she was being taken to... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

    August 14, 2012 1:00 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The actor best known as the nerdy high-school student Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died in Florida. Ron Palillo was 63. Palillo's friend, Karen Poindexter, says Palillo died early Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens of an apparent heart attack. Palillo was forever remembered... more »
  • Heart attack likely caused death in NY lake rescue

    August 8, 2012 11:49 AM

    CARMEL, N.Y. - A coroner says a heart attack probably caused the death of a woman whose body was found in the middle of a suburban New York reservoir with a 6-year-old girl clinging to it. The coroner says an autopsy revealed that Pamela Kaner, a friend of the girl's... more »
  • Longtime Chick-fil-A spokesman Donald Perry dies

    July 27, 2012 3:49 PM

    ATLANTA - The longtime spokesman for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has died. The Atlanta-based company said in a prepared statement that vice president for corporate public relations Donald A. Perry died Friday. The cause of death was not released by the company. Perry worked at Chick-fil-A nearly 29 years. The privately... 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 »
  • New heart technology saves lives Play Video

    April 25, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new system could save your life if you find yourself in the back of an ambulance with heart pain. Emergency Medical Services now uses the "12-LEAD" system to transmit images of your heart from the ambulance to emergency rooms across the city. The system... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • TMZ: Monkees singer Davy Jones dead

    February 29, 2012 12:02 PM

    According to TMZ, the lead singer of The Monkees, Davy Jones, has died. TMZ reports Jones suffered a heart attack. Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old. Jones' last performance was on Feb. 19 in Oklahoma, the night... more »
  • 'Band of Brothers' soldier dies at 90 in Washington

    February 28, 2012 12:35 PM

    BURLINGTON, Wash. - A veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died, his family said. Lynn D. "Buck" Compton died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., after having a heart attack last month, the family told the Los Angeles Times. In January, nearly... more »
  • Man stricken eating Heart Attack Grill burger

    February 16, 2012 11:36 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Menu warnings nearly proved true for a man at a downtown Las Vegas restaurant that offers "Bypass" burgers, "Flatliner" fries and free meals to people over 350 pounds. Amateur video shows a man being wheeled out of the Heart Attack Grill on a stretcher after a medical... more »
  • Autopsy shows "victim" died of heart attack

    December 12, 2011 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An autopsy revealed today shows the man found dead in what was thought to be domestic disturbance, actually died from a heart attack. Police say the body of 37-year-old Terry Grigsby was found outside a home on Cammy Avenue on Friday. His girlfriend was being questioned... more »
  • Man dies while raping elderly South Texas woman

    June 14, 2011 1:23 PM

    REFUGIO, Texas - Investigators say a man has died while in the act of raping an elderly South Texas woman. The Refugio County Sheriff's Office identifies the man as 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez. Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright says the incident happened June 2 after he rode two miles... more »
  • 'Macho Man' dies in Florida wreck

    May 20, 2011 1:14 PM

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - The professional wrestler known as Randy "Macho Man" Savage has died in a car crash in Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says in a crash report that the 58-year-old former wrestler - whose legal name is Randy Mario Poffo - was driving a Jeep Wrangler when... more »
  • Bypass surgery questioned at New Orleans medical conference

    April 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The success rate of bypass surgery for patients with weak hearts, is being questioned at a cardiology conference, in New Orleans. Researchers say the operation doesn't improve the survival rate for those who are already taking medicines to control heart risks, like high cholesterol and high blood... more »
  • Sheriff Mike Cazes back at work after hospitalization

    January 26, 2011 2:26 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A week ago Sheriff Mike Cazes thought he had suffered a minor heart attack. But today, the Sheriff is back at work and said his tests show that wasn't the case. On Wednesday, Cazes was greeted at a press conference with handshakes and hugs from... 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 »
  • Actor who played Tarzan's boy dies at 79 in California

    October 19, 2010 12:32 PM

    Johnny Sheffield, who played the character Boy in the Tarzan movies of the 1930s and '40s, has died at age 79. His wife, Patty Sheffield, told the Los Angeles Times that he died Friday of a heart attack at his home in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista.... more »
  • FDA keeps diabetes pill with heart risks on the market

    September 23, 2010 1:08 PM

    Federal health regulators will allow GlaxoSmithKline to continue selling a controversial diabetes pill but will restrict access to the once-blockbuster drug because of heart attack risks. The Food and Drug Administration says new patients will get a prescription for Avandia only if they can't control their diabetes with other... more »
  • La. inmate dead after heart attack

    August 25, 2010 4:24 PM

    An inmate is dead after what authorities believe to have been a heart attack. Authorities said 51-year-old Craig Tyrone Marshall, Houma, was pronounced dead around 10:17 this morning. A correction officer found Marshall sleeping in an awkward position halfway on a sleeping mat and floor when conducting a routine... more »
  • Hard-hitting former Radier Jack Tatum dies at 61

    July 28, 2010 12:56 PM

    Jack Tatum, the All-Pro safety for the Oakland Raiders best known for his hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingley in an NFL preseason game in 1978, has died. He was 61. Nicknamed "The Assassin," Tatum died of a heart attack Tuesday in Oakland, according to friend and former Ohio... more »
  • Deadly crash in Baton Rouge

    June 8, 2010 7:02 AM

    Baton Rouge police say a 46-year-old man died in a car crash. Police say the man either suffered a stroke or heart attack while driving on North Beck. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. The victim's name has not been released. more »
  • 2 Orleans Parish inmates die in 1 hour

    March 31, 2010 8:14 AM

    Two inmates died in Orleans Parish within an hour of each other this week - the first from a heart attack outside the jail and the second of a stabbing inside it. The sheriff's office says Shedrick Godfrey collapsed Monday afternoon during community service work with other inmates, and Chris... more »
  • Study: Chocolate could reduce heart risk

    March 30, 2010 8:11 AM

    A new study that suggests small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent, but doctors say don't over do it. German researchers followed nearly 20,000 people over eight years, and found people who had an average of... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: AEDs

    March 25, 2010 1:40 AM

    Automated external defibrilators, or AEDs, can be a lifesaver when someone has a heart attack. The AED provides an electric charge to jump start a heart during potentially deadly interruptions of the heart's normal rhythm. John Gillespie got first-hand experience with the technology. The equipment is available in... more »
  • 2 Your Health for March 22

    March 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    Spring means allergies, but there are ways to fend off hay fever. Runners are typically in good shape, but fall into one high risk health group. And a new treatment for patients with epilepsy awaits approval from the FDA. more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Rock-n-Roll Heart

    March 19, 2010 9:20 PM

    Many people die of heart attacks because they don't pay attention to the symptoms and warning signs. A well known "voice" of Baton Rouge speaks out about his brush with heart disease. News 2’s John Pastorek spoke to him to help you "Reduce Your Risk.” more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Go Red For Women

    March 17, 2010 10:30 PM

    Heart disease kills more women than the next five causes combined, including cancer. A Livingston Parish woman is speaking out and trying to turn a loved one’s heart-attack into triumph. News 2's John Pastorek helps you "Reduce Your Risk." more »
  • Baton Rouge's 100 Black Men Founder Dies

    March 13, 2010 8:09 PM

    Update: The founding President of 100 Black Men, Brace Godfrey has died. Friends of the family told News 2 he died of a massive heart attack early Saturday morning in his sleep. Godfrey helped create the organization that provides leadership to the city's African American youth. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge's 100 Black Men founder dies

    March 13, 2010 12:02 PM

    Brace Godfrey, 59, a founding president of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, passed away. A friend of Godfrey's told WBRZ he died of a heart attack early Saturday morning. Godfrey helped develop leadership programs for African-American youth. He also launched Cyntreniks with attorney John Schneider... more »
  • Cheney has mild heart attack

    February 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a mild heart attack Monday. He was admitted to a hospital in Washington last night because of chest pains. Cheney, 69, underwent a stress test and heart procedure. He has a history of heart problems. This is his fifth diagnosed heart attack since... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 12

    February 12, 2010 5:44 PM

    MRI exams for breast cancer patients, the link between I.Q. and heart attacks, and claims about vaccines and autism are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Man who inspired film "Rain Man" dies

    December 21, 2009 8:03 PM

    The man whose brain was being studied by NASA and who inspired the Acadmey Award-winning film, "Rain Man", has died. Kim Peek was 58. His father says Peek had a major heart attack and died in a hospital in Murray, Utah. Peek had a remarkable memory that inspired writer Barry... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 16

    December 16, 2009 5:54 PM

    How Crestor could benefit healthy people and a fat hormone that may protect against Alzheimer's disease are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Oct. 1

    October 1, 2009 5:37 PM

    A delay in seasonal flu vaccine deliveries, preventing stroke and heart attacks, the blood thinner Heparin and weight are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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