Heart Stories

Tips to bear in mind for heart health

Tips to bear in mind for heart health

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During a May 2014 weekend, I spent a beautiful morning dressed as a bear. I was at the Coppell Education Foundation’s Run to Fund with Dr. Katy Lonergan from UT Southwestern’s Clinical Heart Center

Three Heart-Health Questions with Susan Matulevicius, M.D.

Three Heart-Health Questions with Susan Matulevicius, M.D.

 

Surprising information about women and heart disease, and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Checking In On Women's Health

 

Good health doesn’t happen by accident. It takes self-awareness, education, and commitment – and the guidance of an expert physician doesn’t hurt, either.

Keep your heart healthy and enjoy grilling

Keep your heart healthy and enjoy grilling

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Grilling can be a great time to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy delicious foods on holidays – like Memorial Day and July 4. The foods you might choose to throw on that grill are, of course, as limitless as your imagination.

Tips to avoid stress eating for a better diet and a healthy heart

Tips to avoid stress eating for a better diet and a healthy heart

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Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease. Compensating for stress by eating makes it worse. The good news is that we can avoid stress eating with some simple steps.

UTSW team makes history with this heart-assist device surgery

UTSW team makes history with this heart-assist device surgery

 

The best part about being a heart surgeon is seeing patients’ lives transformed with new found hope and energy after treatment.

On listening, learning, and identifying a new heart failure symptom

On listening, learning, and identifying a new heart failure symptom

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Active listening is an essential part of being a great physician and is oftentimes the most important tool in the assessment of a patient.

Eating healthy tips for a healthy immune system

Eating healthy tips for a healthy immune system

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A balanced diet makes eating healthy for a healthy immune system easy. No single food or nutrient can protect us from colds, flu, infections, or disease but a balanced diet will help support your immune system.

Saturated fat: Not a problem, or not so simple?

Saturated fat: Not a problem, or not so simple?

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For decades now, we’ve been told that saturated fat is to be avoided at all costs. Indeed, by government decree, all food labels must clearly spell out saturated fat content,

UTSW docs’ discoveries at heart of new cholesterol-lowering drugs

UTSW docs’ discoveries at heart of new cholesterol-lowering drugs

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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.