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4 Myths about Heart Disease You Shouldn’t Believe

Understanding how you can improve your heart health is essential to living a long and healthy life. Here are four common heart misconceptions and their realities. 1. Only Older People Need to Worry about Heart Health One in three Americans has some type of cardiovascular disease and plaque can begin…
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Is Sugar Worse for Heart Health than Salt?

We all know that too much sugar can be bad for us, but now we know more about how it affects our hearts. A recent study suggests that increased sugar in your diet can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. While salt…
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3 Tips for a Healthy Recovery after a Heart Attack

Many people recover from heart attacks and return to their normal routine within a few weeks to a few months. Making some adjustments to your lifestyle and following certain steps can ensure a healthy recovery after a heart attack. 1. Follow Your Doctor’s Recommendations Based on the degree of damage…
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A Closer Look at the New Guidelines for Heart Transplant Candidates

For the first time in the 10 years, the International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has updated their criteria for heart transplant eligibility. The new guidelines take into account new technologies and information that are now available to heart transplant physicians. Below are some of the key…
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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Heart Rehab

If you’ve experienced a heart attack or other cardiac event or have had heart surgery, it’s important to understand the benefits of joining a heart rehab program. These programs are designed to provide professional education and counseling services to help improve heart health and prevent future heart problems. No…
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Free Heart Screenings for Teens April 2

With busy sports schedules ahead for Central Texas youth, Championship Hearts Foundation will offer free heart screenings for students ages 14-18, from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2, at Seton Medical Center Hays, 6001 Kyle Parkway. Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany their students during…
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Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health

In a recent interview with KXAN’s Erin Cargile, Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist at the Seton Heart Institute, explains a surprising correlation between daylight savings time and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. During the first two days following daylight savings time, research shows that the…
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The 4 Best Workouts for Better Heart Health

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy exercise routine is great for your mind and body, but many people often overlook the benefits it can have on your heart. If you are at risk for heart disease, it’s even more important that you pay close attention to your exercise…
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Why an Irregular Heartbeat May Increase Heart Disease Risk

While some irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias, can be harmless and merely part of your heart’s natural processes, others need to be regularly monitored by your doctor. If your doctor determines that your arrhythmia is a concern and should be treated, he or she can guide you through treatment options. In…
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