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  • FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

    June 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty. It's a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk Pt. 6 Play Video

    April 25, 2014 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands will walk tomorrow in the Capital Area Heart Walk, all to stop the #1 killer- heart disease. There will be many heartwalk heroes, like a little boy from St. James Parish. He's walking Saturday, even though doctors told him he would never participate in athletics.... 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 »
  • Reduce Your Risk Pt. 4 Play Video

    April 21, 2014 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In Pt. 4 of John Pastorek's Reduce Your Risk series, he sits down with the CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center. His message is not to ignore the symptoms of heart disease. He says he did, and it almost cost him his life. He's sharing his... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk Pt. 3 Play Video

    April 18, 2014 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The best way to Reduce your Risk of heart disease is with annual check-ups. John Pastorek continued a "Reduce Your Risk" tradition, became the guinea pig and went through one himself. Check out the video to see his results! more »
  • Reduce Your Risk Pt. 2 Play Video

    April 16, 2014 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. On Pt. 2 of Reduce Your Risk, John Pastorek talks to a Baton Rouge woman who is on a mission to stop heart attacks, but almost became a victim of one herself. Check... more »
  • "Beat the Heart Attack Gene" during Heart Month Play Video

    February 13, 2014 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - World renowned cardiovascular specialists Dr. Bradley Bale and Amy Doneen stopped by 2une In Thursday to talk about how you can be heart healthy and their new book "Beat the Heart Attack Gene". Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, but you can prevent yourself... 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 »
  • Health stories for March 13, 2013 Play Video

    March 13, 2013 6:20 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 13, 2013 - Not smoking is the best thing you can do for your heart, but there's a new concern for people who try to stop, weight gain. New research shows patients who quit smoking gained six... more »
  • Health stories for March 8, 2013 Play Video

    March 8, 2013 6:17 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 8, 2013 - People recovering from a stroke should take a walk. A new study says those recovering from strokes showed drastic improvements in their quality of life after going for walks three times a week. ... more »
  • Health stories for March 5, 2013 Play Video

    March 5, 2013 7:03 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 5, 2013 - A new study says children with attention deficit disorder may have issues into adulthood. The study showed they had higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and personality disorders. They also had higher... 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 »
  • Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 Play Video

    February 7, 2013 6:22 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 - No matter who you are, you've felt stressed. Now there's new health concerns that come from dealing with too much stress. Among the things that can trigger stress is personal health concerns, which... 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 »
  • Coast Guard airlifts sailor with heart trouble

    January 4, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says it airlifted a man with heart disease from a sailboat in the stormy Gulf of Mexico to shore in Louisiana. The Coast Guard said officials were called early Thursday about a husband and wife aboard a 64-foot sailboat bound for Houston from Cozumel, Mexico.... 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 »
  • 20-year forecast shows no end to obesity epidemic

    May 7, 2012 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger. Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be. The latest government data show that obesity is leveling off after big rises in earlier decades.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sex can be heart attack trigger for couch potatoes

    March 23, 2011 10:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Sex and exercise can trigger heart attacks in older people who don't get much of either, a new analysis finds. The risk is low, but it's a good reminder that slackers should change their exercise habits gradually, especially in middle age. People who exercise regularly have... more »
  • Diabetes now Vietnam vets' top Agent Orange claim

    August 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    Vietnam veterans may soon get disability compensation for heart disease because of concerns about the defoliant Agent Orange. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it will add heart disease, Parkinson's disease and certain types of leukemia to the list of conditions veterans can claim is tied to Agent... 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 »
  • Thousands walk to support heart health

    March 27, 2010 11:00 AM

    Thousands of people showed up to the Capital Area Start! Heart Walk this morning. Subway's very own Jared Fogle lead the three-mile walk that started at LSU's Old Front Nine. Money raised from the event will support heart disease, stroke research and educational programs in the Capital Area.... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Heart Walk

    March 26, 2010 11:41 PM

    Saturday's Capital Area Start! Heart Walk will include at least one special participant. Two-year-old Camden King suffered a mysterious stroke last year. "He would not talk, he wouldn't say anything, so I stood him up and he just toppled over," his mom Adrianna recalled. Camden still wears splints... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Know Your Numbers

    March 23, 2010 3:27 AM

    High blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. That's why it's so important for you to know these numbers. Doctors say regular heart check-ups could prevent many deaths caused by heart disease. A heart check-up will... 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 »
  • 2 Your Health for March 4

    March 4, 2010 6:07 PM

    A state colon cancer program, a new screening test for diabetes and heart disease, and food labels are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 16

    February 16, 2010 5:45 PM

    DNA tests for heart disease, an easier way to screen for colon cancer, and a smelly diabetes drug are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Feb. 2

    February 2, 2010 5:39 PM

    Heart disease, sudden infant death syndrome and incentives to lose weight are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Governor's Mansion goes red for heart disease

    February 2, 2010 5:01 AM

    The Louisiana Governor's Mansion is illuminated in red light this week to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. First lady Supriya Jindal announced that the mansion is joining other buildings around the country in shining a red light, as part of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women"... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 22

    January 22, 2010 5:46 PM

    A new device to help people with heart disease and high cholesterol among children are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • 2 Your Health for Jan. 20

    January 20, 2010 5:38 PM

    A stroller recall, possible benefits of statins for sickle cell patients, and fish oil supplements are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. 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 Dec. 11

    December 11, 2009 5:49 PM

    A combination of drugs that may help breast cancer patients, the risk of heart disease for menopausal women, and how Mozart may help premature babies are all 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 »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 23

    September 23, 2009 5:46 PM

    How sugar and a popular cancer treatment can raise your risk of heart disease, and how brain patterns play a role in weight loss are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »

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