Unique Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. In honor of American Heart Month in February, CHI St. Luke’s Health put together an informative webinar on the unique heart attack symptoms in women. Watch the recording of the presentation below to learn more about the symptoms of a heart...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care
Women's Health
Healthy Aging
caregiver

Tips for Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

If you are a caregiver for someone who has suffered a stroke, the best first step is to educate yourself and gather as much information as possible. Use these tips and resources to help better take care of your loved one and yourself. Helpful Tips for Caregivers Caregiving can be a delicate balance...

Stroke Care
Neurology
Healthy Aging

African-Americans: Greater Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all ethnic groups; however, African-Americans do have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. According to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine, the rate of heart failure for African-Americans before the age of...

Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
Diabetes

Is It Allergies or a Cold?

With springtime comes allergy season, but you can get a cold at any time of year. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which you have. The common cold and seasonal allergies have similar symptoms, but there are ways to tell them apart. Allergies vs. Colds Sneezing, runny nose, cough, fatigue, and headaches...

General Health & Wellness
Allergies
ENT

How the Heart Pumps Blood

Your heart is the control center of your circulatory plumbing and electrical systems. Discover how your heart pumps blood throughout your body. Take care of your heart by scheduling regular appointments with your healthcare provider.

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness

Women Have Higher Risk of Stroke

Stroke is the number five cause of death across America, but it is the number three cause of death of women in America. As with many medical conditions, the risk of having a stroke varies based on a number of factors, some factors are outside your control and some factors you can control on your...

Stroke Care
Women's Health
Neurology
Emergency Care
Healthy Aging

Prevalence of Heart Disease in Hispanic Populations

While heart disease is the number one killer in the United States across all ethnic groups, it is of heightened concern to Hispanics because of the prevalence of high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.   High Blood Pressure A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

Cardiovascular Care
Diabetes
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How to Get the Most out of Your Run

Running regularly can improve both your physical and mental health. Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or relieve stress, running can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you want to become a runner or are a seasoned marathon pro, here are three things you can do to...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Houston Flood

Plan for It: Flood Safety

Houston is no stranger to spring rainstorms and April showers. In April of 2016, the city flooded with 17 inches of rain, damaging 700 homes and taking eight lives during the Tax Day Flood. This year, don’t let the Houston rain catch you off guard. Here’s what you should do before, during, and...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Child Abuse: How You Can Help

Any form of abuse or neglect can cause serious emotional harm to children. As bystanders, it’s the law and our moral duty to report cases of suspected child abuse. Knowing the types and signs of abuse is the first step to getting children out of abusive situations. Types of Child Abuse Child abuse...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Children's Health