Spotlight on Heart Month: Understanding the American Heart Association’s Latest Dietary Guidelines

Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA) dedicates the month of February to public health efforts surrounding cardiovascular health and education. Recently, the organization released their first update to their dietary guidance since 2006, emphasizing the importance of heart-healthy dietary patterns as well as the critical role of nutrition early in life. “Dietary patterns are [Continue Reading]

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With More People Traveling this Holiday Season, Remember the Risks and Warning Signs for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Following months of grounded travel, many Americans are returning to the skies this holiday season to visit friends and family. But these long-haul journeys can have more risks than just lost luggage, and if you are someone at risk for vascular disease, it is important to understand the warning signs of deep vein thrombosis when [Continue Reading]

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A Retired Veterinarian Gains a New Lease on Life after Lifesaving Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann

By Alexandra Becker For 50 years, Dr. Alfred Wehner worked as a trusted veterinarian in Beaumont, TX, caring for beloved dogs, cats and other small animals. At age 71, he decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of running a ranch, and in 2019, he retired to his 250-acre property in Woodville, approximately 60 miles north [Continue Reading]

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A Letter of Appreciation

By: Aaron “Russell” Knapp After an unexpected open-heart procedure, a patient at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center penned the following letter of appreciation to the physicians and staff who saved his life. I have a story about my visit to your hospital that I strongly feel needs [Continue Reading]

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Survivor of ‘widow maker’ heart attack shares story

By Natasha Barrett At 39 years old, Will had three marathons under his belt and was actively training for his fourth. Running long distance kept him healthy and, so he thought, would help him fight off heart disease, which ran in his family. “My father passed almost 23 years ago at age 51. I do [Continue Reading]

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