One Heart Stories

Pre-sports heart screenings: What parents and athletes need to know

Pre-sports heart screenings: What parents and athletes need to know

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Parents want to protect their kids, even if it means keeping them out of sports. Dr. Levine explains why pre-sports ECG testing may do more harm than good.

Under pressure: How blood pressure affects heart disease risk

Under pressure: How blood pressure affects heart disease risk

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When blood vessels are under pressure from hypertension, the risk for heart disease increases. Dr. Hill shares tips to control the pressure — and the risk.

Diabetes dilemma: The connection between diabetes and heart disease

Diabetes dilemma: The connection between diabetes and heart disease

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Diabetes affects more than just blood sugar — it also endangers the heart. Dr. Hill shares how to reduce the risk by controlling diabetes.

The ‘best’ cardio workout for a healthy heart

The ‘best’ cardio workout for a healthy heart

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Regular exercise is important to heart health. Dr. Levine discusses what’s involved in the “best” heart-healthy exercise routine.

Snack hack: Make healthy snacks work for you!

Snack hack: Make healthy snacks work for you!

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Some people get up to 25 percent of their daily calories from snacks! Dietitian Susan Rodder shares tips on healthy snacking as part of a balanced diet.

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

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The heart transplant journey is a long, emotional one – and not just for the patient. Dr. Drazner discusses how the process affects him and his team.

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

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The debate percolates: Is coffee good for our health? Dr. Hill shares the risks and benefits of one of America’s favorite beverages.

Why exercise beats bed rest for pulmonary hypertension patients

Why exercise beats bed rest for pulmonary hypertension patients

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Rest is great for many conditions, but when it comes to pulmonary hypertension, exercise is important for recovery.

Are nuts good for your heart?

Are nuts good for your heart?

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It’s heart-smart to go nuts! Our dietitian explains how eating tree nuts is good for the heart and the taste buds.

Protecting teens and young adults from Type 2 diabetes

Protecting teens and young adults from Type 2 diabetes

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Texas exceeds the national average for diabetes rates in adults. What’s scary, though, is that it’s snowballing down to our kids. Dr. McGuire explains.