Heart Health Concerns During the Holidays

Heart Health Concerns During the Holidays

Winter is a time for family celebrations, warm cocoa, and holiday cheer. Unfortunately, the season can also intensify heart problems and lead to heart attacks. Heart-related mortality rates increase 5 percent during the holidays, particularly around Christmas and New Year’s Day. Take care of your...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
How You Can Stop a Heart Attack From Making a Comeback

How You Can Stop a Heart Attack From Making a Comeback

A heart attack damages the tissue in your heart, leading to a higher risk of having another. While the thought of recurring heart attacks is terrifying, you don’t have to live in fear. These lifestyle changes can lower your risk and improve your cardiovascular health. Check It Out Be sure to visit...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness

‘Tis the Season for Tension: Surprising Holiday Stressors

While the holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year, it’s also known as one of the most stressful. Between the anxiety that stems from additional financial obligations to the strain that comes from trying to be the perfect host, it seems like stress is far too common in winter...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
9 Toys You Should Not Give For The Holidays

9 Toys You Should Not Give For The Holidays

As we approach the holidays, we welcome a season of giving. Choosing toys that are considered safe for your children should be a priority as you check off your gift list. CHI St. Luke’s Emergency Departments provides tips about toys that are not safe to give this season. 1. Spinning, flying toys....

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Up on the Housetop: Decorating Safety

Up on the Housetop: Decorating Safety

We all want the holidays to be festive and fun, but it’s important to be aware of the hazards that can come along with seasonal decorating. This year, keep the following guidelines in mind to keep your family safe. Merry and Bright Hanging up strings of lights is a holiday tradition for many...

Emergency Care
Santa Baby: How to Keep Your Child Safe This Holiday Season

Santa Baby: How to Keep Your Child Safe This Holiday Season

Decking the halls is one of the classic ways to get into the spirit of the holiday season. But between the massive trees and the fragile ornaments, decorations can pose safety issues for your little ones and their endless curiosity. With these tips and tricks, childproofing your home for the...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Diabetes: Take Steps to Protect Your Feet

Diabetes: Take Steps to Protect Your Feet

Diabetes is a disease caused by the body’s inability to create enough insulin, prompting high blood sugar. A subsequent result of high blood sugar, neuropathy, can lead to dangerous foot problems. If you’re diabetic, take these steps to protect your feet. Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy...

Emergency Care
Diabetes
Healthy Aging
Thanksgiving Emergency Preparedness

Plan For It: Thanksgiving Emergency Checklist

Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends and reflect on all you’re thankful for. However, it’s also one of the busiest times for emergency departments. Use this checklist to limit your risk of the most common Thanksgiving emergencies, and rest assured that there’s a CHI St...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Healthy Holiday Eating

Season’s Eatings: How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

You always hear about how Americans tend to pack on weight during the holiday season, and—let’s face it—it’s easy to hide a few extra pounds beneath an oversized holiday sweater. But just because there are parties left and right doesn’t mean you should leave your health goals out in the cold. Here...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Cold Weather Running

6 Ways to Switch up Your Running in Winter

The temperature is dropping, but that doesn’t mean you have to switch to running indoors on a treadmill. While you’ll need to change your running habits, the winter can be an exhilarating time to exercise outdoors. Embrace the cooler weather and follow these six tips for getting the most out of...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine