Heart Stories

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

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The heart transplant journey is a long, emotional one – and not just for the patient. Dr. Drazner discusses how the process affects him and his team.

Is coffee good for you?

Is coffee good for you?

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The debate percolates: Is coffee good for our health? Dr. Hill shares the risks and benefits of one of America’s favorite beverages.

Why exercise beats bed rest for pulmonary hypertension patients

Why exercise beats bed rest for pulmonary hypertension patients

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Rest is great for many conditions, but when it comes to pulmonary hypertension, exercise is important for recovery.

Are nuts good for your heart?

Are nuts good for your heart?

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It’s heart-smart to go nuts! Our dietitian explains how eating tree nuts is good for the heart and the taste buds.

Protecting teens and young adults from Type 2 diabetes

Protecting teens and young adults from Type 2 diabetes

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Texas exceeds the national average for diabetes rates in adults. What’s scary, though, is that it’s snowballing down to our kids. Dr. McGuire explains.

5 tips for taking your blood pressure at home

5 tips for taking your blood pressure at home

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Frustrated with high blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office? Dr. Reimold offers 5 tips for measuring blood pressure at home.

Cardiac calcium scoring: Using imaging tests to prevent heart disease

Cardiac calcium scoring: Using imaging tests to prevent heart disease

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Not all cardiac imaging tests are looking for existing heart disease. Some are looking for clues to help patients prevent it.

Coconut oil: Use it or lose it?

Coconut oil: Use it or lose it?

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Coconut oil is the latest health craze. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Our dietitian, Susan Rodder, offers her recommendations.

Think you can’t do CPR? Think again

Think you can’t do CPR? Think again

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We’re raised to help people in need. Sadly, when someone collapses in public, the majority of us freeze in fear. But new CPR guidelines may change that.

Having sex after a heart attack - what you need to know

Having sex after a heart attack - what you need to know

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After a heart attack, we just want to get back to our normal lives – including our sex lives. But is sex after a heart attack safe?