7 Busted Cold Weather Myths

While weather in Houston can be unpredictable, it’s important to prepare for winter conditions by educating yourself about health precautions before the cold weather arrives. Here are seven myths to help you separate fact from fiction and stay healthy during the winter season. Myth 1: Bundling up...

General Health & Wellness

What to Do During a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

Before Birth: Prenatal Screenings Every Mother Should Consider

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, and sometimes, great anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed preparing for your baby’s arrival. As the countdown continues and your bump grows, you may wonder whether your baby is developing normally. While most women have healthy pregnancies, it's...

Maternity

7 Steps to Become a Runner

Running can improve your cholesterol levels, help you maintain a healthy weight, and lower your risk for serious health conditions. Whether you've just bought your first pair of running shoes or you've been jogging for years, these seven steps can take your running game up a level. Step 1: Identify...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Weight Loss

Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder?

The thyroid plays a big role in how your body functions. It regulates your metabolism, impacts your emotional health, and affects almost every organ in your body. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, and hyperthyroidism occurs when it overproduces thyroid hormone...

Thyroid
Women's Health
General Health & Wellness

Diet & Determination

Have you ever started a diet with enthusiasm just to find it only lasted a few weeks or just days? Your determination level can make or break your success when struggling during a diet. It’s easy to say you will stick with your diet, but staying determined takes practice. Set Goals Beyond The...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss

Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia

Do you know the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? These lung conditions share many of the same symptoms, such as bothersome coughs, but the difference in severity is significant to note. Some people with acute bronchitis are at risk for getting pneumonia. Although acute bronchitis goes...

Lung Care
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases

Our Menu Guide for the Big Game

Start the party with a winning menu. Rather than loading up your guests with salty, greasy, and fatty foods while you watch the big game, serve feel-good alternatives without compromising taste. Check out these menu ideas that offer extra flavor without the extra fat. Pregame: Appetizers Ditch the...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss

Ho Ho Heartburn

 If you’re not sure what to watch out for, holiday feasts can quickly serve up an uncomfortable side of heartburn. Know what foods to eat in moderation and which ones to avoid entirely if you struggle with heartburn. What is heartburn? Heartburn is a form of indigestion caused by acid regurgitation...

Acid Reflux
Digestive Health

Healthier Holiday Eats

It’s common for eating habits to change around the holidays, which can quickly cause a change in our waistlines. But with the right ingredients, your holiday menu can be delicious and nutritious. Transform your holiday feast with these tips from Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group. Tip 1: Mix up your...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness