One Heart Stories
You may have seen the article in The Wall Street Journal noting that powerful means of controlling blood cholesterol are on the horizon. What you may not realize is that these discoveries are emerging directly from scientific investigation initiated and performed at UT Southwestern.
Cardiac Disease in Men and Women: Yes, there are differences Bill Cosby once joked that “Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.”
We all like to think we’re special, but here’s a sobering thought: Heart disease doesn’t care who you are. It is far and away the No. 1 killer of Americans – both men and women – and it doesn’t play favorites.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably already thinking green. When it comes to green food, you’ve no doubt heard that green, leafy vegetables are just about the healthiest foods you can eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guys, take heart. You can boost your cardio health, but the time to get started is now.