Doctor with patient

Health Blog

Welcome to the ongoing series of blog posts from UTMB Health focusing on key aspects of maintaining your health

image of individual lying on ground while another person performs CPR

Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works.

close up of a heart and stethoscope

Living with Heart Failure

While heart failure is a serious condition, it’s still possible to live a full and active life with the right medical treatment and lifestyle, and Heart Failure Awareness Week serves as a time to promote heart failure awareness, education and prevention.

healthy family, happy hearts - dad and son eating a meal together

Tips for Living Heart-Healthy

September is Eat Smart Month, Cholesterol Education Month and Childhood Obesity Month; World Heart Day is also celebrated on Sept. 29 – so now is a great time to start your journey toward heart-healthy living.

Older man holding chest

Myths about Atrial Fibrillation or ‘AFib’

Nearly 6 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation. These rapid and irregular beats if left untreated over time can increase the risk for heart failure, stroke and death.

Learn Hands-Only CPR

What is Hands Only CPR?

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby.