Heart Stories

Added sugars: Sour news for our kids’ hearts

Added sugars: Sour news for our kids’ hearts

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It’s a well-known fact that sugar isn’t great for us. But what it’s doing to kids’ hearts is not only surprising – it’s downright scary.

Can doubling exercise reduce heart failure risk?

Can doubling exercise reduce heart failure risk?

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New research suggests 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week may not be enough to prevent chronic heart failure.

Should people check their blood pressure at home?

Should people check their blood pressure at home?

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Why do some patients have higher blood pressure numbers at the doctor’s office than at home? It could be “white coat hypertension.”

Is extreme exercise – like endurance swimming – bad for your heart?

Is extreme exercise – like endurance swimming – bad for your heart?

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Ben Lecomte is attempting to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Our cardiology team will be monitoring his heart from the first plunge to the final paddle.

Can I donate blood if I have heart disease?

Can I donate blood if I have heart disease?

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Having a heart condition doesn’t necessarily exclude you from donating blood. Dr. Sulistio explains which heart patients can and can’t safely give blood.

When hearts grow up...

When hearts grow up...

 

Breathing easier

 

Q&A – Fall 2015

 

Have a question for our doctors? Drs. He, Banks, and Khan provide answers to some recent questions. (Fall 2015) Add your voice –#CallOutCancer today.

5 tips for healthy eating after a weekend football binge

5 tips for healthy eating after a weekend football binge

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It’s hard to get back to healthy-eating habits after a weekend of football snacks. These five tips can help families stay on track without sacrificing flavor.