One Heart Stories

New cholesterol guidelines … Here’s what you should know

New cholesterol guidelines … Here’s what you should know

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Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for the last 40 years, you probably know that having high cholesterol is bad for you. But the tricky part is figuring out who really needs medication to treat it, which one you should use, and what dosage is appropriate.

It doesn’t take dieting to improve your diet (and help your heart)

It doesn’t take dieting to improve your diet (and help your heart)

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Almost everyone knows that eating healthfully, exercising, and not smoking are important factors for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. We know almost through osmosis that consumption of saturated and trans fats, sodium, and sugar is heart-unhealthy and that consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean poultry, fish, and beans is heart-healthy.

Why exercise matters to heart health

Why exercise matters to heart health

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I’ll be honest with you; I don’t like to exercise. But here’s something I know through my work as a cardiologist with expertise in long-term cardiovascular risk: Exercise matters to heart health.

Game plan for your heart: A how-to guide from UT Southwestern experts

Game plan for your heart: A how-to guide from UT Southwestern experts

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February blends two great American traditions, the Super Bowl and American Heart Month. This makes February the perfect time to create a game plan for your heart, so come spring time you are ready to tackle your goals.

The first step to heart health: Knowledge

The first step to heart health: Knowledge

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Imagine you’re about to start on a long journey, the trip of your life – perhaps a backpack tour across Europe or an African safari adventure. To make the most of your trip, you probably wouldn’t just go without any preparation.

Three cardio-health questions

 

Guys, take heart. You can boost your cardio health, but the time to get started is now.