Heart Health Articles

Men in High-stress Jobs Need to Pay Attention to Heart Health

It wouldn’t be a spoiler to tell you that in the very first episode of the HBO series Succession, the CEO of a major media corporation suffers a serious health scare that threatens to upend his company. That medical emergency sets off all manner of corporate chess...

What’s the Score with Arterial Calcium Tests?

This painless, easily accessed test costs only $100 and just may save your life. Dr. R. Chance DeWitt, a Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon with Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital in Lafayette, shares more about calcium score tests. It almost seems Cajuns, Creoles...

Heart-Healthy Options for Every Meal of Your Day

Delicious food that’s good for your heart health also can be easy to prepare. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve found it! Louisa Whitmire, RDN, LDN, health coach and dietitian at St. Dominic Hospital, shares suggestions for each meal of the day, but don’t...

Filling Recipes to Warm Your Heart and Keep it Healthy

It can be hard to listen to your heart if your stomach is growling too loudly. Nourishing your body well is an important part of keeping your heart healthy. Jen Bay Avis, MEd, LDN, RD, CDE, outpatient dietitian at St. Francis Medical Center, shares some heart-healthy...