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Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

February not only marks American Heart Month, but also Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate both, this Throwback Thursday looks back on a variation of the heart theme: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s 1966 heart surgery. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, DeBakey grasps the hand of Esperanza Del Valle Vasquez. Aug. … Continue reading

50 years of promoting heart health

50 years of promoting heart health

This February marks the golden anniversary of American Heart Month, first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. According to the American Heart Association,  715,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; approximately 600,000 people die from heart disease across the country each year—that’s … Continue reading

Eat this: Super Bowl food swap

Eat this: Super Bowl food swap

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us. But while you’re busy debating the Seahawks versus the Broncos, health experts suggest thinking about celery sticks versus chips and dip. “You do not need to break the calorie bank this Super Bowl, especially if you are in charge of the menu,” Dr. Luis Rustveld, registered and licensed dietitian … Continue reading

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

Improving heart health: Adding supplements to your diet

If you’ve changed your diet and added some exercise to your daily routine but you’re still looking to up your heart health, then over-the-counter supplements might be what you need. Dr. Christie Ballantyne, chief of the section of atherosclerosis and vascular medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the director of the Center for Cardiovascular … Continue reading

From the heart: Focusing on Men’s Health Month

From the heart: Focusing on Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, so now is a good time to think about men’s health – keeping your heart healthy, maintaining male sexual health, making plans for cancer screenings, and more. Here’s some information about how men can keep their hearts healthy, including some prevention tips and symptoms. Read more: How maintaining male sexual … Continue reading

Heart Month

Did you see red this month? This month kicked off with a sea of red. No, it wasn’t in honor of Valentine’s Day or a sports team–it was to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.