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Maintaining a Healthy Heart and Minimizing the Risk of Heart Disease; Plus, What You Need to Know About Microchipping Your Pets

A cardiologist shares advice for the best ways to stay healthy and prevent heart-related complications.



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The City of Houston's law requiring pet owners to microchip their dogs and cats, goes into effect today, February 1, 2023. Cory Stottlemyer joins us from BARC Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to explain the benefits of microchipping your pets and the 3-step process to register your pets with the city of Houston.

BARC will host a free microchip event on Monday, February 6 and Tuesday, February 7 from 8-10 a.m. at 3300 Carr St. For more information, visit their website here.

Then, February begins American Heart Month. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., we discuss general heart health with Houston Methodist cardiologist Dr. Kevin Lisman. The good news is 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events can be prevented.

Dr. Lisman shares advice for preventing heart disease from the lifestyle choices to the warning signs and risk factors to be aware of. Plus, the doctor also answers listeners questions, comments, and concerns on preventing heart attacks and when they should seek a cardiologist's opinion.



Cory Stottlemyer

  • Director of Communications, BARC Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Dr. Kevin Lisman

  • Cardiologist, Houston Methodist
  • Consults for the Houston Texans, Astros, and other major sports teams.

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