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Study finds benefit to aspirin after a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack. http://theatln.tc/1qERcRe
The drug may play a more important role than previously thought.
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New FDA food labels will include added sugars. http://cnn.it/1qEQraU
FDA-approved revamp will make it easier for you to see how many calories and added sugar are in the food you are buying.
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Nearly half of heart attacks may be silent; without chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats. http://reut.rs/1V9hDLI
(Reuters Health) - Nearly half of all heart attacks may be silent, occurring without any symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, a U.S.
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Study highlights importance of after care for #heartattacks. Calculates 33K avoidable deaths over 10 years in UK. http://bit.ly/1T8VZEN
Researchers say there were 33,000 avoidable deaths in 10 years because patients did not receive proven treatments
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"Biking changed my life." says type2 diabetic who now teaches kids the joy of cycling and bike maintenance. http://n.pr/24qEOH3
Jaime Rangel was 14 when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Bike rides helped him get in shape and defeat the illness. Now 26, he's showing other kids from low-income families how to do it.
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Study: Risk of complications with some defibrillators higher than with others. Simpler devices had fewer issues. http://1.usa.gov/1TKFSgE
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Two UK obesity policy groups call for overhaul of diet guidelines, other groups disagree. http://reut.rs/1TFA6OW
Encouraging people to eat a low-fat diet is making Britain's weight problem worse not better, and having a disastrous impact on health, two anti-obesity campaign groups said on Monday.
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"Icelandic gene study spots possible new way to cut heart risks." http://fxn.ws/1WFjFUQ
A rare and previously unknown variation in some people's genes substantially reduces heart attack risk and cholesterol levels, potentially paving the way to new drugs, Icelandic researchers said on Wednesday.
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Having 4-6 potatoes a week (baked boiled mashed) increased hypertension risk 11%. French fries increased risk 17%. http://txhrt.org/1TfrC2p
Eating potatoes four or more times a week may increase the risk for hypertension, a large new study has found.
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Study of rats suggests that exercise keeps weight gain from happening in the first place more than diet does. http://nyti.ms/24qFKv5
Young rats prone to obesity are much less likely to fulfill that unhappy destiny if they run during adolescence than if they do not.
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Researchers studying Labradors to learn why some are hard-wired to overeat. Found overlap with human obesity genes. http://bbc.in/24qE9W3
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.
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Study found hunger hormones up and metabolic rate down 6 years after losing a large amount of weight. http://nyti.ms/1TKFONM
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
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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.