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Homing in on Blood Pressure Monitoring

Homing in on Blood Pressure Monitoring

 

Monitoring your blood pressure at home can be an important way to track your heart’s health. Check out these tips to help ensure you’re getting an accurate reading.

6 Healthy Eating Tips for Big Game Day

6 Healthy Eating Tips for Big Game Day

 

It’s time for the big game. Don’t put yourself on the sidelines afterward with some unhealthy snacking. Instead, savor these tips from our nutrition coach.

Heart of the Matter: A Two-Sided Tale

Heart of the Matter: A Two-Sided Tale

 

Desperately ill heart patient Davy Hobson came to UT Southwestern for treatment on – of all days, Valentine’s Day – seemingly short on options. But his odds increased considerably when UTSW specialists took a creative approach to save his life while they awaited a heart for transplant.

Weighing the Risks: Obesity Now Tied to 11 Types of Cancer

Weighing the Risks: Obesity Now Tied to 11 Types of Cancer

 

Obesity is not only detrimental to your heart health; it also has a link to nearly a dozen types of cancer. Learn which ones and how to reduce your cancer risk.

Study: Can Better Heart Health Stave off Alzheimer’s?

Study: Can Better Heart Health Stave off Alzheimer’s?

 

UT Southwestern researchers are trying to determine whether regular aerobic exercise and taking specific blood pressure and cholesterol medications can help preserve brain function.

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

Smokers – Make 2017 Your Year to Get Screened

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Still smoking and concerned about lung cancer? You can reduce your worry with our state-of-the-art lung cancer screening program. Smoking cessation can reduce your risk.

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

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Most of us mean well when we talk to pregnant women… and still end up saying exactly the wrong thing. Here are six things to avoid saying to the pregnant women in your life!

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

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Follow these New Year’s resolutions for a better pregnancy experience in 2017!

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

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Two years ago, Whitney and Adam Zapotocky lost their infant son and donated his organs to help other children. Next week, their story will be honored nationally at the Rose Bowl Parade.

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

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While an ultrasound may predict gender as early as 12 weeks, Dr. Santiago-Munoz discusses why it’s not always possible — and not always correct.