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?
It’s common knowledge that running is one of the most efficient forms of exercise. Many people enjoy running, myself included, and it’s proven that aerobic exercise is good for the heart. But is it possible to run too much? I’ve completed 54 marathons during my lifetime, including one in every state. But in 2012, new … Continue reading Why too much running is bad for your heart
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
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