Keck Medicine of USC Blog | Heart Health

This Science-Backed Diet Could Help Overhaul Your Health

What the DASH diet lacks in social media buzz, it more than makes up for with a research-based eating plan. Sure,...
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What Are the Signs of High Blood Pressure?

Here’s what you need to know about what to look for, along with expert tips on monitoring your blood pressure a...
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Research Helped Him Find the Right Fit

When you’re told that you need surgery, there’s a lot to think about: How to take the time you will need to r...
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This Science-Backed Diet Could Help Overhaul Your Health

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What Are the Signs of High Blood Pressure?

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Research Helped Him Find the Right Fit

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Are You Eating Too Much Fish?

Eating fish, as part of a balanced diet, offers several nutritional benefits. But, how do the mercury levels in f...
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Can Caffeine Cause Irregular Heart Rhythms?

Research challenges age-old assumptions about caffeine. If you’re a coffee drinker, you may be concerned about ...
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Is My Chest Pain Heartburn, or Is It Something More Serious?

Chest pain can be scary, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re having a heart attack. Here’s what else it ...
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How Much Sugar Is Okay To Eat?

When it comes to heart health (and overall health) butter used to be the bad guy. Now, all eyes are on sugar — ...
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What Is the Difference Between Good and Bad Cholesterol?

Cholesterol — a waxy substance that builds in the arteries — is not completely harmful, despite its reputatio...
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Is Your Blood Pressure Accurate?

Learn small hacks to make sure you’re getting the right readings. Over time, your blood pressure readings ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Blood Pressure

What does it mean to have a high or low blood pressure? How does your blood pressure impact your overall health? ...
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Meet Craig J. Baker, MD

Dr. Baker is a surgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, who specializes in cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery. Here’s w...
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