Texas Health Dallas What You Need To Know About Cardiogenic Shock By Sam Baker • Jun 17, 2019 Shutterstock Cardiogenic shock happens when your heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to your body. Whether it results from a severe heart attack or not, cardiogenic shock can be deadly if it's not treated immediately. How Advances In Treating Heart Failure Have Improved Quality of Life For Patients By Sam Baker • Apr 1, 2019 Shutterstock Heart failure — when the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs — can be deadly. But a diagnosis today is far from a death sentence, and while the illness can't be cured, it can be managed. Aortic Dissection: A Good Reason To Avoid Smoking And To Watch Your Blood Pressure By Sam Baker • Jan 21, 2019 Shutterstock About 10,000 people a year will experience an aortic dissection – a tear in the body’s biggest blood vessel. It can be life-threatening, but it’s also possible to survive and to avoid in some cases. High HDL, The 'Good Cholesterol,' May Not Be Good For Some Women In Middle Age By Sam Baker • Aug 27, 2018 Shutterstock There’s good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). While a high HDL number on a screening is usually good news, it may not tell the whole story for some women. Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous — And Not Just For Overweight People By Sam Baker • Jul 30, 2018 Shutterstock We can see it’s not a good thing for us, but belly fat can have more serious consequences than you know. There's also a way to get rid of it. Keeping Physically Fit May Prevent, Delay Dementia In Women, Study Says By Sam Baker • Apr 9, 2018 Shutterstock A recently published study of 191 women found those who were highly fit in middle age decreased their risk for dementia by 88 percent compared to those who were moderately fit. Your Arm Or Leg Pain Could Be PAD. Here's Why You Don't Want To Ignore It. By Sam Baker • Mar 26, 2018 Shutterstock More than eight million people have peripheral arterial disease or PAD, but relatively few know what it is. Ignoring the signs can have serious consequences. New Texas Law Gives Women Greater Access To Advanced Breast Cancer Screening By Sam Baker • Oct 30, 2017 Breast Health Center A new state law this year requires commercial insurers to cover 3D mammograms, a more advanced — and expensive — form of screening for breast cancer than the standard 2D version.