Health & Wellness Tips

Help prevent blood shortages

Help prevent blood shortages

 

Every year, there’s often a shortage of platelet and blood donations during the holidays. This year, a number of factors have made the need for blood platelets especially urgent.

Avoid holiday heart syndrome

Avoid holiday heart syndrome

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays.

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays. There’s a notable December bump in the number of patients who show up during in emergency rooms with what’s known unofficially as holiday heart syndrome – heart rhythm problems caused by overindulging, says cardiologist Dr. Sharon Reimold of UT Southwestern Medical Center.