Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Preventing Winter Illnesses

Winter is a joyous time filled with family traditions, time off from school, and warm sweaters. However, winter is also the season for colds, cases of flu, and other respiratory illnesses. Keep yourself and your children healthy and happy this winter with a few simple actions. Supercharge Your Diet...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness

COPD Emergencies

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. An estimated 24 million Americans are affected by COPD, but half of those people are not aware they have it. If you experience increased breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and...

Emergency Care
Lung Care

Are You at Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

According to the CDC, there are about 20,000 emergency room visits for carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States every year. Carbon monoxide is incredibly dangerous and nearly impossible for a human to detect, so how can you protect yourself? Learn how you can keep your family safe and what to...

Emergency Care

Thanksgiving: Why the ER Is Stuffed

Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest days of the year for emergency rooms. How can such a relaxing holiday be so ripe for disaster? Learn about the most common reasons for Thanksgiving trips to the ER and how you can prevent them. Cooking Accidents Thanksgiving is the day when people put...

Emergency Care

On the Rise: The #1 Cause of Accidental Death

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 72,000 people died in 2017 from drug overdoses, making it the leading cause of accidental death for Americans under the age of 50. These statistics are staggering, but medical intervention can save lives. Learn about some of the different...

Emergency Care

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eye Health

If you have diabetes, you know you need to monitor your glucose levels so you can live a healthy life. Many conditions can result from glucose levels that are too high or too low, but did you know that improper amounts of glucose in your body can damage your eyes? Read on to learn about the...

Eye Care

Bariatric Surgery: Finding the Right Fit

Even with diet and exercise, you can’t manage to lose the extra weight! Maybe it’s time to look into a bariatric procedure. Talk with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician about your weight loss options. If bariatric surgery is right for you, they can help you take the next...

Weight Loss

Should You Be Concerned About Chickenpox?

Whether you’re itching for knowledge or just itching in general, learning about chickenpox can allow you to take control if the virus comes around. Find out everything you need to know about this blistering subject. What Is Chickenpox? Chickenpox is a form of the Varicella Zoster virus that is most...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

Halloween Emergency Checklist

Halloween is one of the top holidays for children’s emergency room visits. Be prepared for Halloween emergencies by making sure you are able to check off these 10 important items. CHI St. Luke’s Health emergency departments and Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are always open, even on holidays....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

More Than Checkups: Unexpected Things Your PCP Can Do

You know to visit your primary care physician when you experience symptoms of illness or you need your annual checkup, but there are many things your primary care physician (PCP) does that you might not know about. Get the most out of your doctor’s appointment by learning about everything your PCP...

General Health & Wellness