Blood Pressure

Stress and high blood pressure: What’s the connection?

Did you know that increased levels of stress can cause your body to release certain hormones? These hormones can temporarily raise your blood pressure by narrowing the size of your arteries and causing your heart to beat faster. Though stress alone has not been linked to long-term blood pressure elevation, reacting to stress in unhealthy ways …

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Silent damages: Why you should keep track of your blood pressure

Understanding your blood pressure is vital when it comes to the quality of your heart and overall health. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about blood pressure and how you can maintain a healthy heart. What is blood pressure?  Blood pressure is related to the amount of pressure generated by your …

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Kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and can be prevented

According to the National Kidney Foundation, chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans annually. Bernard Fischbach, MD, a nephrologist on the medical staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about kidney disease. What is kidney disease?  The kidneys perform several vital roles: …

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Heart failure: America’s silent epidemic

Heart failure is a condition that affects nearly 5 million Americans and is the cause of more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined. Additionally, 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with heart failure will readmit within 30 days, and approximately 550,000 cases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Yet many people …

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Why Sitting in Traffic is Bad For Your Health

If you’re in North Texas, there’s a good chance that you’re stuck in traffic, especially around rush hour. It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. It’s stressful, and it doesn’t stop there. According to a new study, if you live in a high-traffic area then your mental health might be affected. I sat down with NewsRadio 1080 KRLD …

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Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a …

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More to Sibling Rivalry: Greater Health Concerns Among First-borns

Do you have brothers or sisters? If so, you know all about sibling rivalry. At some point along the way, you probably realized that the oldest usually finds a way to come out on top. While being the first-born may have its perks, when it comes to your health, it also may have some big …

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