Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn

Pie, gravy, potatoes, cookies — many of the foods traditionally served at holiday meals are also some of the hardest to digest. Unpleasant heartburn symptoms can put a damper on your holiday celebrations. For the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, these symptoms are even more serious. GERD … Continue reading Eat this, not that, to avoid holiday heartburn

Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

Less than two years ago, at age 38, Josh Miller suddenly found himself within hours of catastrophic heart failure. Suffering from chest pain, the Gunter husband and father drove himself to the nearest emergency room. Doctors found that he had four arteries that were 90 percent blocked. Physicians at that facility did a stent procedure, … Continue reading Video: Plano heart hospital patient, wife on life-saving choice

WATCH: Chest pain? Your next choice could be a lifesaving one

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In the moments following a suspected heart attack, time begins ticking on your “heart clock”—each tick is another second that your heart goes without adequate blood flow. Because 3,000 to 4,000 individuals die as a result of sudden cardiac death, your … Continue reading WATCH: Chest pain? Your next choice could be a lifesaving one