Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?

You’re likely well aware of the dangers of high cholesterol. Over time, elevated cholesterol — specifically LDL cholesterol, the kind many people refer to as “bad” cholesterol — causes your arteries to harden and narrow. Having high cholesterol can significantly increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. For most adults, less than 200 mg/dl … Continue reading Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?

Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women. For Cara East, MD, what started as a childhood fascination with science has grown into a career spent shaping the future of cardiovascular medicine through clinical research. As the medical director of … Continue reading Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease

All of us here in Dallas-Fort Worth are still grieving from the news that Kidd Kraddick, our beloved legendary radio personality, passed away suddenly this weekend while at a New Orleans golf tournament to raise money for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. Although it was initially reported that Kraddick may have experienced a brain aneurysm, the … Continue reading Kidd Kraddick’s Sudden Death Leaves Many Questions About Heart Disease