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How Adult Stem Cell Treatment Works

Apr 12, 2018

Many heart attacks are caused when a complete blockage of a heart vessel prevents oxygen-rich blood and nutrients from reaching a section of the heart. If blood cannot reach the heart muscle, it will die. Over time, the condition worsens and weakens the heart. Researchers in the Stem Cell Center at...

Cardiovascular Care

4 Steps to Your Perfect Exercise Plan

Apr 12, 2018

Physical activity is one of the most important elements of health, and its benefits are endless. Exercise can help your mood, keep you fit, and even reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Start on your path to health by creating your perfect exercise...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness

Stroke 101: Stroke Facts You Need to Know

Apr 12, 2018

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke, a “brain attack ” that stops the flow of blood in the brain. Learn more about stroke and the importance of seeking timely medical care from a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Neurology
Emergency Care
Stroke Care
Healthy Aging
General Health & Wellness

How Food & Exercise Affect People with Epilepsy

Apr 12, 2018

While not all causes of epileptic seizures are known, many people with epilepsy are able to avoid certain triggers to reduce their frequency of seizures. Adjusting your diet and exercise routine are two ways you can begin taking control of your life with epilepsy. Food and Epilepsy  While there isn...

Neurology
Diet & Fitness

Effects of Smoking on Your Heart

Apr 12, 2018

Many individuals understand that smoking can cause lung cancer; however, few realize that smoking harms every organ in your body, including your heart. Smoking increases your risk of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. How Smoking Impacts Your Heart Smoking...

Cardiovascular Care

Studying Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Apr 12, 2018

Historically, women represent less than 25 percent of cardiovascular research subjects, yet heart disease kills more women than men claiming the life of approximately one woman every minute. Due to this historic under-representation in research, less is known about cardiovascular disease in women...

Cardiovascular Care
Women's Health

What You Should Know About Skin Cancer

Apr 12, 2018

Background Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Of these cases, more than 73,870 are melanoma, a cancer that claims nearly 9,940 lives each year. One person dies of melanoma every hour...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Children's Health

Heart Healthy Recipes: Blueberry Blood Orange Smoothie

Apr 12, 2018

While no single food or dietary charge is a cure-all, there are certain foods that could help increase your heart health. Check out this heart healthy treat to start your day. Gourmet Blueberry Blood Orange Smoothie 1 ½ cup Frozen blueberries 1 cup Orange Juice ½ cup Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt ½ Pureed...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care

5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Apr 12, 2018

Are you feeling forgetful? Some memory loss can come from a number of factors including side effects of prescription drugs, lack of sleep, anxiety and other health conditions. Keep your mental health in mind and use these 5 tips to help keep your memory sharp. 1. Challenge Your Brain Stimulating...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Neurology
Diet & Fitness

At the Front Lines of Heart Disease

Apr 12, 2018

Cardiovascular disease accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the United States each year, more than the next five causes of death combined. Since 1962, Texas Heart® Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been on the  frontlines in the battle to end it by...

Cardiovascular Care