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Over $50,000 raised as part of 2020 Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk

The DeTar Healthcare System was the top team to raise funds with a total of $7,500

VICTORIA, Texas - Hundreds gathered at the Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria for the 2020 Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday morning. Participants raised over $50,000 and Gary Malaer - CEO of the DeTar Healthcare System was the…

Health Minute: Holiday heart syndrome

'Tis the season of holiday parties, powered by fatty, salty hors d'oeuvres with plenty of booze to wash them down. Spoiler alert, that's not great for your heart.

Supplements probably aren't helping your heart, research suggests

More than half of adults report using dietary supplements, but new research suggests that most vitamins and minerals don't do anything for heart health. Some products, according to a review of hundreds of existing studies, may even increase the risk of stroke.

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended for older adults

If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.