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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

CTMC to host annual BabyFest expo

Central Texas Medical Center will host its seventh annual BabyFest — an exposition of products and services for mothers and babies — from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Learn to love a heart-healthy diet

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY at nutritious foods. It’s a simple statement, indeed, but not always easy to live by. As the obesity rate in America continues to bulge, doctors and researchers plug along at educating the masses...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Simple health screenings can keep you heart ticking

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY ou know the risk factors associated with heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose. But how do you know which risk factors you have? Enter heart health screenings. All...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Six factors that make women more prone to heart disease


Monday, January 14th, 2013

How stress weighs heavy on the heart

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY ow do you react to a stressful situation? Do you shut down or lash out? Take to unhealthy habits to deal with the pressure building up inside of you? How you handle life...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Stroke can’t be wishes away. Know the warning signs.

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY troke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, and if you’ve had heart issues in the past, you may be at greater risk. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Control your blood pressure before it controls you

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY aintaining a healthy blood pressure is a constant battle for some people, but it is a fight that they shouldn’t have to face on their own. There are a network of professionals, family...

Monday, January 14th, 2013

28 Days to a Healthier Heart

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Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Are you at risk for a heart attack? Take our quiz?

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Monday, January 14th, 2013

February 2015 | Volume I, Issue 1

SPECIAL TO THE MERCURY s summer drew to a close, David Rhoads, Jr. and his son, Jonathan Rhoads, were completing an outdoor task on their 5-acre property between San Marcos and Wimberley. “He runs circles around me,”...