Heart Stories

Eating healthy tips for a healthy immune system

Eating healthy tips for a healthy immune system

 by 

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?

 by 

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

 by 

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.

Symptoms of heart disease in women

Symptoms of heart disease in women

 by 

Cardiac Disease in Men and Women: Yes, there are differences Bill Cosby once joked that “Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.”

Using teamwork to take on a non-discriminatory disease

Using teamwork to take on a non-discriminatory disease

 by 

We all like to think we’re special, but here’s a sobering thought: Heart disease doesn’t care who you are. It is far and away the No. 1 killer of Americans – both men and women – and it doesn’t play favorites.

Case Study: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

 

Courtney Peets was born a “blue baby.” When she was 17, doctors closed her VSD and placed a pulmonary homograft. In adulthood, she experienced recurrent CHF at 37 weeks of pregnancy and delivered a healthy boy.

A green diet your heart will enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day

A green diet your heart will enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day

 by 

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably already thinking green. When it comes to green food, you’ve no doubt heard that green, leafy vegetables are just about the healthiest foods you can eat.

New cholesterol guidelines … Here’s what you should know

New cholesterol guidelines … Here’s what you should know

 by 

Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for the last 40 years, you probably know that having high cholesterol is bad for you. But the tricky part is figuring out who really needs medication to treat it, which one you should use, and what dosage is appropriate.

It doesn’t take dieting to improve your diet (and help your heart)

It doesn’t take dieting to improve your diet (and help your heart)

 by 

Almost everyone knows that eating healthfully, exercising, and not smoking are important factors for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. We know almost through osmosis that consumption of saturated and trans fats, sodium, and sugar is heart-unhealthy and that consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean poultry, fish, and beans is heart-healthy.

Why exercise matters to heart health

Why exercise matters to heart health

 by 

I’ll be honest with you; I don’t like to exercise. But here’s something I know through my work as a cardiologist with expertise in long-term cardiovascular risk: Exercise matters to heart health.