Menstrual Maladies: What's Normal & What's Not

Many women are under the impression that experiencing debilitating symptoms is a normal part of menstruation—something they just have to get through every month. While periods often cause discomfort, experiencing severe symptoms means there’s a problem. Discover when you should visit your doctor....

Women's Health

4 Easy Lifestyle Changes for Managing Arthritis

If you’re one of the 54.4 million U.S. adults living with arthritis, managing joint pain and stiffness on a daily basis is important for your quality of life. Though this disease can be disabling, there are proactive strategies you can take to control joint inflammation and pain. Here are four easy...

Rheumatology
Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging

Osteoporosis: Should You Get Tested?

Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of fractures. Fifty percent of women and 25 percent of men over age 50 will fracture a bone due to this common condition. Are you at risk? Risk Factors for Osteoporosis The following factors impact your risk of osteoporosis...

Healthy Aging
Bone & Joint Health

Managing an Ectopic Pregnancy

When a doctor diagnoses a pregnancy complication like an ectopic pregnancy, it can be an incredibly stressful situation for an expectant mother. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg develops outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tubes. If an ectopic pregnancy is left...

Maternity
Women's Health
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A to Zzz: A Healthy Pre-Sleep Routine

Getting adequate sleep each night is essential to your health. Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your body and mind, leaving you exhausted, irritable, and unable to focus throughout the day.  How Much Sleep Do You Need? On average, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep. Sleep...

General Health & Wellness

5 Interesting Facts About Alcohol's Effects

Whether you’re an occasional drinker or consume alcoholic beverages moderately, you should understand how alcohol affects your health. Research on alcohol and the human body has revealed some health benefits and risks. Here are five interesting facts about the effects of alcohol on the body. 1....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Your Way to Wellness

CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of healing mind, body, and spirit. Aspiring to create healthier communities, we encourage you to take a proactive approach to your wellbeing. Improve your overall wellness by focusing on how you can improve each area. Physical Physical wellness is all...

General Health & Wellness

5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against infections and illnesses. Made up of special cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that protect the body from harmful microorganisms and diseases, the immune system blocks germs to keep them out of the body while continuously destroying any...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases

Houston Springtime Without the Sniffles

For allergy sufferers in Houston, spring pollen can trigger symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and stuffy noses. According to a 2016 study conducted by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Houston ranked as the 49th most challenging place to live with spring allergies. During the spring,...

Allergies
ENT
General Health & Wellness

Treating Infertility with NaProTECHNOLOGY

About 15 percent of couples are affected by infertility. Couples who are unable to conceive within a year of trying are considered to be struggling with infertility. Fortunately, treatment options are available. Caritas Women’s Care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group Sugar Land offers...

Women's Health
Maternity