One Heart Stories

Is extreme exercise – like endurance swimming – bad for your heart?

Is extreme exercise – like endurance swimming – bad for your heart?

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Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Our cardiology team will be monitoring his heart from the first plunge to the final paddle.

Can I donate blood if I have heart disease?

Can I donate blood if I have heart disease?

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Having a heart condition doesn’t necessarily exclude you from donating blood. Dr. Sulistio explains which heart patients can and can’t safely give blood.

5 tips for healthy eating after a weekend football binge

5 tips for healthy eating after a weekend football binge

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It’s hard to get back to healthy-eating habits after a weekend of football snacks. These five tips can help families stay on track without sacrificing flavor.

5 steps to switch from a pediatric to an adult cardiologist

5 steps to switch from a pediatric to an adult cardiologist

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Children born with congenital heart defects are rarely “cured” through surgery. Dr. Brickner explains how patients can receive the best care through adulthood.

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.