Heart Stories

Introducing 28 Days of Heart Health

Introducing 28 Days of Heart Health

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February is Heart Month. Join Dr. Drazner and our team of heart experts for 28 Days of Heart Health.

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

 

Dr. Neelan Doolabh offers a new way to think about – and do – heart valve surgery, and it’s reducing recovery times and improving outcomes.

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.

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

Donate blood platelets to save a life during the holidays

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Blood platelets, which prevent excessive bleeding, are needed for cancer and organ transplant patients. Your platelet donation could save a life.

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

Hepatitis C doesn't have to be a life sentence

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Hepatitis C is a manageable diagnosis and living a healthy life can slow the advances.

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.