Dark chocolate bar and a spoon full of cocoa powder

Sweeter Than You Think: The Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate, one of the most widely loved sweets, has a reputation of being an indulgence that has no nutritional value. However, cocoa, derived from the cacao tree, has many nutritional benefits. Pick up some dark chocolate to munch on while you learn what makes this snack so healthy! The Heart...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care

What You Need To Know About Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland produces hormones that impact your body’s metabolic processes, which has an effect on many aspects of your health. The symptoms of a thyroid disorder may be confused with other conditions or even go unnoticed, but serious problems can occur if left untreated. Learn about the...

Emergency Care
Thyroid
New Year's Resolutions

Healthy Solutions to Dangerous New Year’s Resolutions

At the end of each year, people take stock of their lives, finding things they want to improve and resolving to fix them. It’s a great tradition to keep because there’s nothing more positive than vowing to make a productive change in your life. However, many people set unrealistic or unhealthy...

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General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Family excited to exercise in the park

3 Changes to the Physical Activity Guidelines You Need to Know

Everyone knows that a healthy lifestyle involves exercise, but the vast majority of Americans are not actually reaching the recommended weekly amount. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released its updated policy on appropriate levels of physical activity per age and the...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Children's Health
Doctors treat a patient's hurt wrist in the emergency room

Why the Wait? And Other Common ER Questions

Making the call to go to the emergency room is typically accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety. You or someone you care about needs immediate medical attention, and you usually don’t have spare time to make fully informed decisions. We’re sharing answers to three of the most common...

Emergency Care
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What Your Body Is Really Craving During Pregnancy

A developing fetus needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to develop into a strong and healthy baby, so it can be incredibly overwhelming to shop for the right ingredients to help grow your perfect bun in the oven. A balanced diet that includes foods from every food group is the way to go, and...

Maternity
Women's Health

When the Flu Becomes an Emergency

Flu season is upon us, and you need to make sure you keep yourself healthy in the cool weather. The first step is protecting yourself by getting this year’s flu vaccine. The next step involves taking the proper health precautions, like washing your hands often, staying away from sick people, and...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Healthy Aging
Snowy roads in Houston, Texas, on a dark night

The Texan's Guide to Driving in Winter

With temperatures that rarely drop below freezing, it’s common to find a native Texan who doesn’t have much experience driving in inclement winter weather. Driving in slick conditions can be nerve-wracking, even for the skilled driver. But there’s no need to worry! We’ve compiled the best tips to...

Emergency Care
Elderly man stretching to relieve lower back pain

3 Essential Moves for Relieving Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a problem for the majority of adults in America. There are numerous causes, including overuse of muscles, inactivity, spasms, improper stretching, and excess weight. The good news is there are ways you can loosen up and strengthen key muscles to alleviate the ache. Before trying...

General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Healthy Aging
Bone & Joint Health
Chronic Pain
Fatty fish, oils, avocados, and nuts

Is Keto the Key to Weight Loss?

It seems like there’s always a new diet trend that becomes the talk of the town, and then just as quickly as that one comes, it’s replaced with another. These diets also tend to be controversial, with people claiming each one is the ultimate way to lose weight and others saying that they’re...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss