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February 19, 2013 | BY MEERI KIM, For the Inquirer
Heart disease in women Does a heart attack really feel like an elephant on your chest? Not always, particularly if you are a woman. A study last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women, especially those under 45, were less likely than men to have chest pain before a heart attack. Symptoms can be more subtle: nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, and discomfort in the neck or back. Subtlety can be dangerous: For both sexes, the absence of the classic chest ache was linked to delayed hospital trips, slower care and a higher death rate.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013
AS WE celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, this is an opportune time to talk heart health with the ones we love. Just in case you need a little reminder, the No. 1 silent killer of all Americans, regardless of education, race or social-economic status, is coronary heart disease, the result of plaque blockages in the arteries that supply oxygen to the heart. Approximately every 30 seconds, an American is stricken with some kind of coronary event, according to the American Heart Association.
NEWS
February 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY : I'm a 20-year-old college student with a great job, life ambitions and parents who love me. A few months ago I met a wonderful young man who is in the Army. We met on the Internet, communicated online for several weeks, then took the next step to meet in person. "Jack" is 10 years older than I am and has a son from a previous marriage. I did a background check and everything he told me is true. But I'm afraid to introduce him to my parents. They are leery about people meeting on the Internet.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo was moved Wednesday from the Kentucky federal prison where he is serving a five-year sentence to a nearby hospital after doctors discovered three blockages during a heart checkup. Doctors have recommended that Fumo, 69, have heart bypass surgery to deal with one, in which an artery is 95 percent closed. Such a procedure would require him to be transferred to another federal prison near a hospital that is better equipped to perform the bypass, according to sources familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition that they not be identified.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By Miriam Hill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo was moved Wednesday from the Kentucky federal prison where he is serving a five-year sentence to a nearby hospital after doctors discovered three blockages during a heart checkup. Doctors have recommended that Fumo, 69, have heart bypass surgery to deal with one, in which an artery is 95 percent closed. Such a procedure would require him to be transferred to another federal prison near a hospital that is better equipped to perform the bypass, according to sources familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition that they not be identified.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jury deliberations will resume Monday in the murder and conspiracy trial of Gerard Shaffer Jr., 23, accused of fatally attacking an intoxicated pedestrian who walked too slowly in front of his father's SUV. The Common Pleas Court jurors deliberated for less than an hour Friday after closing arguments in the case. On the evening of April 8, 2010, Shaffer grabbed Mark Wallace in a bear hug, and the two fell on the street at Knights and Fairdale Roads in the Northeast, police reports show.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012
WHILE IT MAY seem obvious, too many Americans still resist accepting the simple truth that daily exercise would likely do more to improve their health than a cadre of specialists or the latest pharmacological miracle drug. That's right, and this activity can be something as simple as a 30-minute walk. And I don't mean power walking with weights in your hands - just walking at a rate that you can still talk comfortably. Besides, you already know exercise can make you look younger and more fit, and improve your mood, too. So what's stopping you?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
AS AMERICANS, we tend to believe that if a little is good, more must be better. This belief is deeply entrenched in our national psyche, and it's especially true when it comes to cardiovascular exercises like running. In America, running is considered the King of Exercise. After all, running is good for your cardiovascular health, aiding in the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, right? Doesn't running increase bone density and help you live longer, too?
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW JERSEY state police said Sunday that an internal investigation has concluded that a state lawmaker deserved the speeding ticket issued to him in February, despite his claims. Shortly after being ticketed on Feb. 21, Assemblyman Nelson Albano claimed that he may have been targeted as payback for benefit and pension reforms approved by the Legislature, although he had no proof to back that. Meanwhile, the trooper who issued the citation claimed police union leaders pressured him to make the ticket "disappear," allegations they denied.
NEWS
December 2, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Nutter called the family of Officer Michael Gwynn from China Friday afternoon, after the officer suffered a heart attack and was saved by two fellow officers. Nutter learned of Gwynn's near-death Friday afternoon and wanted to reach out to his family soon after landing in Beijing, said the mayor's spokesman, Mark McDonald. "The mayor, in his years in office, and the city, in the last almost five years witnessed the death and injury to a large number of police officers," McDonald said by phone Saturday.
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