6 Overlooked Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux—also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD—is a condition where stomach acid flows up into your esophagus, and sometimes even into your throat and mouth. The irritating acid can cause many different symptoms, including heartburn and a sour taste. Have you heard about these...

General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health
Acid Reflux

Domestic Violence: Know the Facts & What You Can Do

According to the CDC, nearly 24 people per minute are victims of a form of domestic violence. Strong advocates against domestic violence, CHI St. Luke’s Health offers programs to help our community recognize and prevent violence and has eliminated negative influences from our environment. Take a...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

5 Harmful Medication Interactions You Need to Know

You have a headache, so you reach for the pain relievers—but did you read the label? Several medications and supplements on the market can interact with each other and result in harmful side effects. Learn about some common medication interactions and remember to always speak with your doctor...

Emergency Care

Psoriasis vs. Eczema: How You Can Tell the Difference

Many conditions can leave your skin itchy and red, so how can you tell what’s causing your troubles? Psoriasis and eczema are two of many skin conditions commonly confused with each other due to similar symptoms. Whether you’re itching for knowledge or just itching in general, we’re breaking down...

General Health & Wellness

No Gout About It: Decreasing Flare-Ups Through Diet

Did you know diet can impact the frequency of gout flare-ups? In combination with medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle, a research-backed meal plan can support your joint health. We’re serving up the foods to avoid and the foods to enjoy so you can lower your number of flare-ups. What Is Gout...

Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging

5 Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Sometimes it’s difficult to sift through the rumors to get the facts about breast cancer. Don’t let the hearsay stress you out. We’re debunking five common breast cancer myths so you can make informed decisions about your health. 1. Myth: Wearing bras causes breast cancer. People have argued that...

Women's Health
Breast Cancer

In the Pink of an Eye: The Basics of Conjunctivitis

You wake up with itchy, painful eyes. Could it be pink eye? Should you go to the doctor? This handy guide to conjunctivitis has the information you need to know. Basics of Conjunctivitis Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, occurs when the conjunctiva, a thin lining on your eyelid and the white part of...

Children's Health
Eye Care
General Health & Wellness

Plan for It: Electric Shock First Aid

The amount of damage an electric current can cause is, well, shocking. Electricity running through the body can result in many disastrous injuries, including broken bones and cardiac arrest. Learn what steps you should take to keep everyone as safe as possible in the event of an electric shock....

Emergency Care
Workplace Wellness

7 Surprising Factors That Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

You’ve probably heard that an unhealthy diet or a family history of breast cancer can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. However, there are many more risk factors you might not have considered. Knowing risk factors gives you the power to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk and...

Healthy Aging
Women's Health
Breast Cancer

MRSA: The Superbug of Staph Infections

In science class, you learned that organisms will adapt to better survive in their chosen environments. The MRSA infection did just this and evolved to be resistant to certain antibiotics. Read on to learn what that means for you and your health. What Is MRSA? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

Emergency Care
Geneal Health & Wellness