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Healthy eating shouldn't break the bank. The Mediterranean diet is one of peasants. http://bit.ly/2dc9ioA
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Smoking has a long-lasting impact on our molecular machinery, altering some DNA methylation for over 30 years. http://bit.ly/2cNWz03
Study Highlights: Smoking has a very broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome. Study provides new knowledge about genes affected by smoking that could lead to a better understanding of smoking-related diseases.
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Why heart health advice is all over the map. http://ti.me/2cVpgYy
The heart health guidelines doctors get (from experts), and give (to patients), are confusing and conflicting. Is that why heart disease is still the #1 killer?
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Appealing to sense of rebellion as well as social justice can make teenagers adopt good eating habits. http://bit.ly/2cp43CY
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Review finds “Statins are overwhelmingly saving many lives and the harms associated with statins are very small.” http://cbsn.ws/2cLhoIN
A review of three decades' worth of research on statins shows benefits far outweigh negative side effects
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Walk or move for 30 mins 5 times a week and save $2,500 in annual health care expenses related to heart disease. http://nyti.ms/2cIH6Ol
An analysis of more than 26,000 men and women found that a little exercise can result in big savings on medical bills.
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Managing stress is an important part of maintaining your heart health. http://lat.ms/2cNY5Px
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"Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids" http://reut.rs/2crldA2
Electronic cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking last year and there is no evidence of any serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years, according to studies published on Tuesday.
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Smoking can independently lead to thickening of the heart, which may lead to a higher risk for heart failure. http://bit.ly/2cmJquw
The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage
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Soccer player thrives after open-heart surgery for congenital defect found during routine physical. http://bit.ly/2coPFuu
The scar runs down the middle of Jack Tyler’s chest, evidence of a traumatic yet miraculous time in his life and an 8-inch reminder of what might not have been.By all accounts, Tyler was a normal kid growing up. He recalls being as active as anyone, picking up the game of soccer when he was about 4 years old. He continued playing through middle school and was ready to take his game to Summit High
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Review of studies found that eating processed red meat (50g/day) increases risk of dying from heart disease by 24%. http://ind.pn/2bZeFKx
Eating three rashers of bacon a day could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter, a study has concluded. The review of several different investigations into the health effects of processed meat dating back to the 1970s concluded that eating more than 50g a day could increase the risk of dying from heart disease by 24 per cent. It also increases the risk of diabetes by 32 per cent and the risk of dying from cancer by eigh...
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At-home blood pressure monitors that measure at the wrist can give high readings when users make common mistakes. http://reut.rs/2bU1Wck
By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - People with high blood pressure who monitor it regularly at home may be getting incorrect readings with devices th
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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.