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In a new program Houston Food Bank reaches out to clients with #diabetes to improve their blood sugar. http://strib.mn/28XWC6a
Many who use pantries are obese but face food insecurity.
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Could gene editing spell the end of heart disease, inherited high cholesterol and diabetes? http://bit.ly/28YAN2R via Scientific American
Stem cell researcher Qiurong Ding says altering cell DNA may enable reprogramming disease right out of patients
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How to keep your #heart healthy as you age past #menopause. http://hrld.us/28PyUsV
One in four American women dies from heart disease, with the greatest risks usually coming after menopause. To reduce your risk factors, stop smoking, treat high blood pressure, keep cholesterol in check and start exercising.
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Many male primary care doctors regard #heartdisease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in #women. http://bit.ly/28Qayv8
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study
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Diabetics are at higher risk for heart disease, and those who have a heart attack are at 50% greater risk of death. http://bit.ly/28Q9ZS9
Heart attack patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to die from its affects than people who do not have diabetes, researchers found in a new study.
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New study suggests a cheaper blood test may be able to predict five year heart attack risk. http://ind.pn/28Npj1i
A simple blood test could help to determine whether a patient is likely to suffer from coronary heart disease in the next five years, new research has shown. Scientists have discovered that patients with high levels of the immunoglobin G (IgG) antibody were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart attack, than those with lower levels, even when taking into account factors such as high blood pressure and chole...
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"A recent study has found evidence suggesting text messages could reduce one’s odds of a second #heartattack." http://on.wsj.com/28YB5qp
Study finds messages from care providers help patients improve their health and change routines
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There may be differences in the effectiveness of #ICDs for #women and #AfricanAmericans. http://on.wsj.com/28XQQRR
A study in Annals of Internal Medicine raises concern for women and African-Americans, citing increased risk of complications for those groups, compared with men and white patients, after implanting of defibrillators.
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"#Women in US are less likely than men to get life-saving procedures after a #CardiacArrest" http://ind.pn/28QaKe4
Women who have a cardiac arrest are less likely to receive several potentially life-saving procedures than men and more likely to die in hospitals in the United States, according to a major new study. Researchers looked at the treatment of more than 1.4 million men and women in more than 1,000 American hospitals between 2003 and 2012. They found that 64 per cent of women treated in hospital for cardiac arrest died, compared to 61 per cent of men.
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More whites suffer from #AtrialFibrillation than blacks, but blacks are nearly twice as likely to die prematurely. http://nyti.ms/28Qa2gT
Atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat associated with various types of cardiovascular problems, is more dangerous in black people than in whites, a new study has found.
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Study suggests way to use donor hearts previously rejected for troponin levels. http://wapo.st/28NNd0M #hearttransplant
Changing the way donor hearts are evaluated could safely make more available, researchers say.
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Recovering from heart surgery takes more time and work than most patients realize. on.wsj.com/28J7h0w
Procedures on the body’s most vital organ can be especially traumatic
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Reducing heart disease & advancing heart health through research, education and improved patient care.
Introduction
The Texas Heart Institute (THI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care.

Company Overview

Texas Heart Institute was founded by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962. Its location in and affiliations with St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital assured that all age groups would be treated and freed the Institute of the burden of financing a health care facility. 

THI is a nonprofit organization in the truest sense. Unlike most institutions that have a source of operating revenue, Texas Heart Institute relies solely on government grants, research contracts and, above all, philanthropy. In fact, donations from grateful patients, foundations, corporations, physicians, and the general public account for more than half of the Institute's annual operating budget.

Contact Information

If you need information about keeping your heart healthy, contact our Heart Information Center: 
You can contact Texas Heart Institute administration at 832-355-4011.

You can find patient-related contact information on the St. Luke's website or call their main number at 832-355-1000.