| Jun 16, 2010
When Mary Ann Bernal's fatigue and shortness of breath were diagnosed as a leaky mitral valve in her heart, the Niles, Illinois, woman volunteered for a trial at NorthShore Evanston Hospital of a new, less invasive way to treat the debilitating and...
| May 26, 2010
| 9:31 PM
Seven Louisiana fishermen were treated Wednesday night at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero after reporting medical problems believed to be the result of exposure to either the chemical dispersants being used to to break up the leaking oil or the...
| Sep 18, 2010
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the beating death of a 57 year-old man.
Philbert Vincent was arrested and charged with second degree murder, following the early morning attack.
Around 2:00 Saturday morning, deputies responded...
| Jul 24, 2010
| 12:41 PM
Another intense heat wave has descended upon the Tri-State area and according to the National Weather Service, temperatures could hit 110 degrees in areas in New Jersey and are expected to be in the mid to high 90's in New York City.
Cooling centers will...
| Feb 16, 2011
Marla Kalish, 58, of Highland Park, started experiencing chest pressure five years ago during her morning tennis matches. When she slowed down, the pressure would always dissipate, so she chalked it up to acid reflux.
"I didn't really pause too much or...
| Jan 27, 2011
The new year brings a lot of resolutions to exercise. And sometimes the cold weather also means more snow shoveling. All that exertion can be harmful to people with abnormal hearts by leading to sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, director of...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Even healthy people might want to forgo their morning run or bike rides this week, when the air will be fouled with smoke from the ongoing wildfire in the Everglades, health officials said Tuesday.
People with breathing problems and children should...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 9:21 PM
As manager of the cardiovascular program at the UC Irvine Medical Center, Nathalie De Michelis sees many patients who either have a propensity for heart failure or are well on their way and need help.
That's where the hospital in Orange and its...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 9:01 AM
It's hard to believe just a few months ago we were buried in inches of snow, but this week the temperatures in the Tri-state area have reached deadly heights, with the mercury flirting with triple digits.
City living is worse, because the buildings and...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Teri Arnold of the American Heart Association asks: "How much do you know about your heart's health? It's easy to be fooled by misconceptions. After all, heart disease only happens to your elderly neighbor or to your fried food-loving uncle, right? Or...