Heart Stories

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.

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

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Can we do more to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes through ECGs? We examine this controversial question.

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

Should you eat less sodium? The answer is – it depends

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The debate continues – is sodium harmless or bad for us? Hypertension specialist Dr. Vongpatanasin says the answer is clear, but it isn’t one size fits all.