Heart Health

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Analysis Puts New Spotlight on Health Risks of Red Meat Consumption

Research involving 1.4 million people found that those who routinely ate red and processed meats had elevated risk of heart disease.

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What a Preventive Cardiologist Can Do For You

A preventive cardiologist practices a subspecialty of medicine that is focused on lowering patients’ risk for developing heart disease and having a first heart attack or stroke.

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Your Child Has a Heart Murmur: What You Need To Know

In many cases, heart murmurs are not serious and do not affect a child’s health, but in rare cases, the heart murmur can be a sign of a serious condition.

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Does Family History of Heart Disease Put Your Child at Risk Now?

Having a family history of high cholesterol or premature heart disease can put children at risk for developing cardiovascular disease -- even when they are young.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

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Coronavirus May Have Lasting Impact on the Heart

People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.

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The Link Between Heart Health and Good Sleep

Sleep and heart health are closely related. Those who do not get sufficient sleep or do not get quality sleep are more likely to have cardiovascular problems.

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U.S. Heart Failure Deaths Linked to Socioeconomic Status

A new study from University Hospitals shows that a person’s address can help predict their chance of mortality from heart disease.

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