One Heart Stories

No pressure…but let's talk about blood pressure

No pressure…but let's talk about blood pressure

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High blood pressure can affect anyone, regardless of age. Now is the time to protect your heart with simple lifestyle changes and advice from your physician.

High blood pressure: Trial questions current standards

High blood pressure: Trial questions current standards

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A landmark trial focused on lowering high-risk patients’ blood pressure was ended abruptly – with good reason! Dr. Hill explains.

Putting the heart first in breast cancer chemotherapy

Putting the heart first in breast cancer chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy and radiation are effective breast cancer treatments. But rarely, these treatments can affect the function of the heart. Add your voice – #calloutcancer today.

4 foods to ease cold and flu symptoms

4 foods to ease cold and flu symptoms

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The flu and common cold make us feel crummy. But certain foods can help ease cold and flu symptoms. Our dietitian explains how diet affects the immune system.

Can I have a baby if I have a congenital heart defect?

Can I have a baby if I have a congenital heart defect?

 

More than 1 million adults in America have a congenital heart defect. A UT Southwestern doctor explains what they need to know before they become parents.

How does cancer treatment affect your heart?

How does cancer treatment affect your heart?

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In rare cases, some cancer treatments can lead to heart problems. Dr. Banks explains what researchers have learned.

Walking the walk on heart disease

Walking the walk on heart disease

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Join the Dallas Heart Walk.

Scale stuck? Rethink eating before and after exercise

Scale stuck? Rethink eating before and after exercise

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If you exercise regularly but the scale won’t budge, you may need to alter your pre- and post-workout eating habits. Our dietitian offers tips in her latest blog.

Should I take blood thinners to control my atrial fibrillation?

Should I take blood thinners to control my atrial fibrillation?

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Blood thinners can help people with atrial fibrillation avoid stroke, but all anticoagulants carry some risks of their own.

Why do African-Americans face higher risk of heart disease?

Why do African-Americans face higher risk of heart disease?

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Dr. Kami Banks discusses why African-Americans face a higher risk of heart disease, and how to lower that risk.