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Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

CKM syndrome: The intersection of obesity, diabetes, heart and kidney diseases

Obesity, heart and kidney diseases, and diabetes are all connected, and now that the American Heart Association has formalized CKM syndrome, it could change the future of cardiology.

6 tips for healthy, happy eating during the holidays

Holiday parties don't have to come with an extra helping for food guilt. Nutrition experts at UT Southwestern offer practical tips to enjoy holiday favorites in a healthy way.

Advances in liposuction create safer, more effective body-contouring options

Liposuction was 2022’s most popular plastic surgery procedure, but misperceptions about the procedure persist. Get answers to FAQs from two board-certified plastic surgeons.

6 health benefits of pumpkin and its spices – beyond the latte

Bethany Agusala, M.D., breaks down the nutritional value of pumpkin and pumpkin spice – and recommends a few healthy recipes that taste like fall.

Weight-loss medications: The 5 most-asked questions

All the hype around weight loss medications makes it tough to tell fact from fiction. Get answers to 5 FAQs about GLP-1RAs like Wegovy and Ozempic.

Anti-obesity drugs are closing the gap between dieting and bariatric surgery

“Eat less, move more” is not a long-term weight management solution. But anti-obesity medications like GLP-1 agonists can change a patient’s relationship with food so they can focus on creating healthy, sustainable habits.

Dehydration and stroke risk: Tips to protect your brain in the Texas heat

Stroke risk increases during Texas-sized heatwaves. Learn how dehydration impedes brain function and how to BE FAST in spotting stroke symptoms.

What to do if someone collapses (or crumples) during exercise

While people collapse with cardiac arrest during exercise, they typically “crumple” with exercise-induced fainting. Ben Levine, M.D., discusses how to tell the difference and what to do for each.

25 water-rich foods to help you stay hydrated this summer

Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated during extreme summer heat in North Texas. Check out these 25 water-rich foods.

How to treat ‘Ozempic face’ and other effects of significant weight loss

Loose facial skin is a common side effect of significant weight loss, and it’s treatable. Al Aly, M.D., discusses plastic surgery options to tighten skin on the face, neck, and body.

Beyond weight loss: GLP-1 RAs reduce heart attack, stroke risk for Type 2 diabetes patients

Drugs like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro are making headlines for their weight-loss prowess, but these GLP-1 RAs also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular events in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic reset: Benefits of bariatric surgery beyond weight loss

Bariatric surgery is one of the safest and most effective tools for weight loss. It significantly reduces the risks of chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Be SMART about setting health-related goals

Some healthy New Year’s resolutions fail because they’re too big or vague. Get tips from Bethany Agusala, M.D., to make SMART goals and improve your chance of success.

Getting more sleep can help improve weight wellness

Sleep disorders and obesity are tightly linked, so we often treat both together. Explore our sleep medicine and weight wellness approach in this week’s MedBlog.

Reducing South Asian heart attack risk with culturally tailored care

South Asian patients tend to develop heart disease earlier in life and at lower BMIs. Explore a new program at UT Southwestern designed to identify patients at risk and intervene to save lives.