How to Wash Your Hands

In addition to getting your flu vaccination, washing your hands is a great way to reduce the spread of the flu virus. Make a same or next-day appointment to receive this year’s flu vaccine or get a diagnosis and treatment for any current illness. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care...

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General Health & Wellness
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5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

As the chilly weather sets in, working out can be a challenge when a cozy couch is calling your name. It’s normal to feel a lack of motivation about maintaining your physical fitness during winter. However, there are plenty of things you can do to stay active and even improve your fitness level...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Weight Loss

3 Common Flu Misconceptions

Catching the flu, also called seasonal influenza, can be a miserable experience—causing high fever, headaches, muscle aches, the chills, and fatigue. Avoiding the flu starts with education. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions on how to prevent the flu. To stay healthy during this cold and...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases

Your First Well-Woman Visit: What to Expect

Many women are apprehensive about their first appointment with a gynecologist, but knowing what to expect can put much of that fear to rest. Most doctors recommend scheduling your first well-woman exam when you begin experiencing menstrual problems, become sexually active, or turn 21. Here’s what...

Women's Health

Sticking to Your Diet During the Holidays

While the holiday season is a lovely time to enjoy delicious food with good company, you don’t have to let it completely derail your diet. You can still make smart food choices, enjoy the foods you love, and keep your weight in check. All you need to do is establish your goals and the strategies it...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss

3 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

If you can quit smoking for good, the benefits are endless. Unfortunately, quitting is easier said than done. Due to the addictive nature of nicotine, cutting out smoking can be an uphill battle. If you’re struggling, here are three tips to get you back on track to a smoke-free future. 1. When you...

Lung Care
Lung Cancer
General Health & Wellness

Prostate Cancer: Know Your Risk

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for men. On average, 1 in every 9 men will get diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. While the exact cause of this disease is unknown, there are risk factors that can increase your chances for it. Some risk factors may not be in...

Men's Health
Oncology
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Oh My GERD!

Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? You may be dealing with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder. Also known as acid reflux, GERD occurs when acid from your stomach flows back up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. How GERD Works Normally, a muscle called the lower...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Acid Reflux
Weight Loss

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of disorders leading to chronic high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce enough or properly use insulin to regulate these levels. There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Today, diabetes impacts about 29 million Americans, 90...

Diabetes

Lung Cancer: Don’t Wait Until Symptoms Occur

Only about 14 percent of all new cancers are lung cancers, but it is overwhelmingly the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women. Each year, more Americans die from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The Importance of Early Detection While the...

Lung Cancer
Lung Care
Oncology
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