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Is Inflammation the Source of Your Stomach Pain?

If you’ve ever experienced a paper cut, you might have noticed that the surrounding skin turned warm and red. This is a natural response from your immune system, which sends a rush of blood to the area to deliver healing white blood cells. The same thing occurs when a sprained ankle swells or strep...

Digestive Health
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Is Thyroid Disease Behind Your Mood Swings?

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and about 60% of this group don’t even know they have one. Thyroid disorders can affect how hot or cold you feel and cause your weight to fluctuate, but they can also alter your mood. In fact...

General Health & Wellness
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3 Reasons You Should Exercise in the Winter Chill

As the temperature drops and the wind picks up, it can be tempting to take your run to the treadmill or even just curl up at home under a warm blanket. Don’t let the chilly air give you cold feet when it comes to your routine, though — exercising in the cold has some great benefits! Here are just a...

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General Health & Wellness
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3 Weight Loss Tricks Backed by Science

When it comes to losing weight, everyone knows the age-old advice of eating more fruits and veggies, skipping processed foods, and exercising more frequently. But did you know that drinking caffeine or eating pickled foods can help you drop the pounds, too? Here are some unexpected ways to get your...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
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How to Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality

As the new year rolls around, you’ve probably considered a resolution or two to make positive changes in the coming months. Unfortunately, many people abandon these goals within the first few weeks. If this sounds familiar, try out our favorite tips to make it stick, and you’ll feel like a whole...

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Diet & Fitness
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Got GERD? Watch out for Barrett’s Esophagus

Ever feel a burning sensation in your chest after eating spicy foods or have a coughing fit after drinking a soda? These can be signs of acid reflux, and if these symptoms persist, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While the discomfort of heartburn is temporary, untreated acid...

Digestive Health
Acid Reflux
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Cold & Flu Season: Prevention and Recovery Tips

Whether you need a flu shot or flu treatment, you can schedule a quick visit with your one-stop doc. Many of our primary care physicians even offer same or next-day appointments and extended hours to fit your busy schedule. Find an in-network Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician...

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Children's Health
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Eat Like an Athlete: Improving Performance Through Diet

Exercising can be a great way to relieve stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but running low on energy in the middle of a workout or getting nauseous halfway through can hinder your progress. However, eating the right foods and staying hydrated can help you go further than ever before. Check...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Our Healthy Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which can leave many people feeling anxious about buying the perfect presents for their loved ones. If the thought of buying gifts is enough to stress you out, you’re not alone! The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re sharing our favorite...

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The Truth Behind the Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever been so nervous that it felt like your stomach was in knots? Or maybe you reached a point where you were so stressed out you had no appetite? These conditions hint at a connection between your stomach and your brain. Researchers have recently delved into this topic to learn more about...

Digestive Health