Heart Health Articles

Heart Stressed by Summer Heat

Summertime is often full of fun activities, but on the hottest days of the year, it can be dangerous for people with heart problems. While heat waves are unpleasant for healthy people, they can be dangerous for those with cardiovascular trouble. For your body to stay...

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...