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Diet and Nutrition; Prevention

Get active with bite-sized ‘movement snacks’ throughout the day

No time to work out? Try “movement snacks”! Donald Kasitinon, M.D., a sports medicine physiatrist describes how daily, 5- to 10-minute activity bursts can help improve long-term health.

Heart

Intravascular lithotripsy: Using sonic waves to break up plaque in heart arteries

New technology uses sound waves to unclog arteries and improve how stents work for coronary artery disease. Explore intravascular lithotripsy on the MedBlog.

Heart; Your Pregnancy Matters

Cardio-obstetrics: Improving care for pregnant patients with heart disease

Rina Mauricio, M.D., explains how UT Southwestern's expert cardio-obstetrics team collaborates to provide the best care for pregnant patients with heart conditions.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Treating mild hypertension in pregnancy is safe and beneficial, study shows

A new study has flipped the script on mild hypertension care in pregnancy. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., explores the data on the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Heart

Coffee can make the heart skip beats, but it brews up benefits, too

Coffee can make the heart skip a beat, but that might be OK. Amit Khera, M.D., discusses the findings from the CRAVE study on how coffee can affect heart health, sleep, and exercise.

Diet and Nutrition; Prevention

Lifestyle Medicine: How it could save your life

Behavior changes could prevent several chronic conditions. Bethany Agusala, M.D., discusses the link between lifestyle and disease.

Mental Health

7 ways to manage family stress during the holidays

Family-related stress can directly affect your physical health. Learn 7 ways to reduce your stress this holiday season.

Discovery; Your Pregnancy Matters

Improving preeclampsia care with new research and prevention strategies

New UT Southwestern research could improve prevention and treatment of preeclampsia – high blood pressure in pregnancy.

Heart; Your Pregnancy Matters

Postpartum hypertension: When a new mom's blood pressure is too high

High blood pressure risks in pregnancy don't end with delivery – up to six weeks after having a baby, postpartum hypertension can cause strokes. Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses how women can protect their health between Ob/Gyn visits.

Heart; Prevention

4 studies that defy conventional thinking about race, weight loss, and heart health

African-Americans are not genetically predisposed to heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Recent UT Southwestern studies dispel conventional thinking around race, weight loss, and heart health and push for personalized, equitable patient care.