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3 signs your vocal cords may be damaged

3 signs your vocal cords may be damaged

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Having a hoarse voice once in a while is normal, but experiencing chronic voice problems can indicate vocal cord damage. Know these three signs to seek vocal care.

You can exercise while pregnant – start now!

You can exercise while pregnant – start now!

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Not physically active before pregnancy? New recommendations show there may be no better time to start exercising.

Practicing what I preach: I’m ready to lose weight and live healthier

Practicing what I preach: I’m ready to lose weight and live healthier

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Losing weight can be hard – even for doctors! Follow cardiologist Dr. Banks on her journey to lose the “baby weight” and take control of her health.

4 things pregnant women need to know about Zika virus

4 things pregnant women need to know about Zika virus

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As the CDC advises pregnant women to avoid travel to certain countries, here are four things they should know about the virus.

10 truths about statins and high cholesterol

10 truths about statins and high cholesterol

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There are more misconceptions about statins on the Internet than there are truths. Our cardiologists answer 10 frequently asked questions.

What you need to know if you are sent for a fetal MRI

What you need to know if you are sent for a fetal MRI

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Ultrasounds sometimes indicate a problem but can’t give the most accurate picture. In these cases, a fetal MRI may be needed to help illustrate what’s going on.

Why it’s time to care about the heart disease epidemic

Why it’s time to care about the heart disease epidemic

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Heart disease is a major health concern in North Texas and across the country. Learn the risks to have a heart-healthy 2016 and beyond.

Is ‘pregnancy brain’ real or just a myth?

Is ‘pregnancy brain’ real or just a myth?

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Fifty percent to 80 percent of women report experiencing memory problems while pregnant, but does “pregnancy brain” actually exist?

Is chocolate good for the heart?

Is chocolate good for the heart?

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The latest study suggests chocolate may reduce the risk for heart-related problems, but is it too good to be true?

Would an IUD or birth control implant work for me?

Would an IUD or birth control implant work for me?

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More women are using long-acting reversible contraception methods – IUDs and birth control implants. What are the benefits and risks, and are they effective?