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  • Reduce Your Risk: Heart 2 Heart Play Video

    March 11, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mary and Martha were born 15 minutes apart on August 9th, 1947. They have been inseparable ever since. They share everything, including a long family history of heart disease. Their mother had a heart attack and open surgery, so red flags went up in July 2013... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Randy's Ride Play Video

    March 9, 2015 8:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone in the United States is killed by heart disease every 39 seconds. A Clinton man and his wife are dreaming of a great retirement adventure, but it almost turned into a great tragedy when he had a brush with heart disease. Randy Russell has a... more »
  • BRG offering free vascular screenings Play Video

    January 21, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A simple check-up at your doctor's office can go a long way to preventing serious issues like heart attack and stroke. That's why Baton Rouge General is offering free vascular screenings to help catch warning signs before it's too late. "Heart disease is the #1 killer... more »
  • Social media campaign to promote healthy eating Play Video

    November 4, 2014 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday is National Eating Healthy Day. The American Heart Association and Our Lady of the Lake are teaming up to promote a social media campaign to promote eating healthy. Kristen Gradney, a dietician at OLOL stopped by 2une In this morning with all the details. She... more »
  • 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 »

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