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Researchers in Denmark find that most people don't need to fast overnight before a cholesterol blood test. http://reut.rs/1W3H9U1
Most people don't need to fast overnight before getting their blood drawn for a cholesterol test, according to a group of experts.
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"The work we do, and what we take home with us, can raise cardiovascular risk – or lower it." http://bit.ly/1N7dvdb
The work we do, and what we take home with us, can raise cardiovascular risk – or lower it.
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May 6th is Bike to Work Day for Texas Medical Center. Sign up with @BikeHouston : http://bit.ly/1UjlXaC
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Study recommends focussing on adding more healthy foods to your diet rather than worrying about bad foods. http://cbsn.ws/1T2PeBa
For heart health, a lack of healthy foods is the problem, not so much eating unhealthy foods, research suggests, but some experts reject the notion
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New findings show benefit to aggressively treating mini strokes. http://reut.rs/1Tlcygu
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The effects of air pollution aren't limited to the lungs, it can exacerbate heart disease and cause heart attacks http://abcn.ws/1VIjKXk
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Over 65s who did strength training twice a week were 41% less likely to have died because of a heart problem. http://wapo.st/1YWo0k3
Older adults who did strength training also had fewer heart and cancer deaths.
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But little bursts of intense activity may offer the same health benefits as a lengthy gym session. #plyometrics http://cbsn.ws/1UjryOi
An expert says you can cut down on the hours at the gym with just a few minutes of intense exercise, for similar health benefits
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Rates of childhood obesity have not decreased in the US and may be on the rise for minority children. http://reut.rs/1Woo3X1
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​"Why so few patients get the new cholesterol busters" http://cbsn.ws/1VImp36
Two powerful drugs that appear twice as effective as older ones have a big problem that's keeping them from those in need
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Mall walking programs are perfect for seniors, say the experts. http://wapo.st/1VIj9oG
With steady climates and even surfaces, malls are good walking spots for seniors.
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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.