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Heart Health

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Life-Saving Smart Vest Made By Pittsburgh Company

You’ve heard of smartphones, but how about smart clothes?

03/11/2014

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High-Tech Heart Surgery Offers Patients Quicker Recover Times

Wilma Fisher enjoyed walking with her family, but last August, when she couldn’t do it anymore, she knew something was wrong.

01/21/2014

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Cold Weather Troubles The Heart

During a cold snap, heart attacks go up.

12/17/2013

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Doctor: Broken Heart Syndrome Usually A Response To Intensely Stressful Events

Janet Ghise’s 14-year-old dog, Maggie, died unexpectedly at a kennel while she was on vacation. The Bethel Park native was devastated at the loss of her pet.

12/03/2013

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New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.

11/12/2013

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New Heart Attack Plan Being Put In Place For Region

Emergency care for heart attacks is getting a new focus.

11/07/2013

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Teamwork Saves Man With Heart Attack At Work

If you had a heart attack at work, would your co-workers know what to do?

08/22/2013

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Medical Frontiers: Heart Rhythm Disorders

Dr. Gerald Pifer talked to electrophysiologist Dr. Kenneth Judson on a heart health edition of Medical Frontiers.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2013

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Importance Of CPR At Forefront During National Awareness Week

It is possible that a lot has changed since you learned CPR, and the people at the American Heart Association are using National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spread the word.

06/04/2013

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Study: 75% Of Packaged Food For Toddlers Has Too Much Salt

Three new studies about salt were presented Thursday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. One shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.

03/21/2013

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New Research Shows Mediterranean Diet Is Good For Heart Health

The Mediterranean Diet has been around for some time, but Spanish research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine claims a 30 percent reduction in heart disease, primarily strokes, compared to those favoring a low-fat diet.

02/26/2013

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Medical Frontiers: National Heart Month This February

On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Pifer is joined by West Penn System Cardiologists Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Travis Wilson.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/18/2013

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Cooling Is Key To Protecting Organs After Prolonged CPR

It’s a heart condition with no warning signs — not even chest pains — but it can quickly escalate into a medical emergency, even death.

01/10/2013

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Medical Frontiers: Heart Disease

On this edition of Medical Frontiers, the Doctors take your calls and answer your questions about heart health and medication.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/10/2012

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Doctor Offers Health Tips For Hunters

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Monday is essentially the start of another big holiday season for western Pennsylvania, hunting season. But sadly, each year, we hear multiple reports of hunters suffering heart attacks in the woods. KDKA’s […]

11/25/2010