A surgeon operates on a person, removing their cancer.

HIPEC: A 3-in-1 Approach to Treating Cancer

If you’ve ever dropped a glass on the floor, you may have responded by sweeping up the largest shards and then vacuuming to get the tiny pieces that remained. This is the general idea behind combining cytoreductive surgery and the HIPEC procedure for patients with abdominal cancers. This innovative...

Oncology
Lung Cancer
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Vaping and Your Lungs: What We Know so Far

As more cases of mysterious lung diseases appear in the news, doctors and researchers are turning their attention toward vaping, a trend that’s quickly gained popularity. Some are drawing comparisons between e-cigarettes and their tech-free predecessors, noting that many people believed cigarettes...

Lung Care
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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From Mythology to Reality: Restoring Sight in the Blind

Can a device really restore sight to the blind? That’s what physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are testing with the Orion cortical visual prosthesis from Second Sight Medical Products. With a name derived from the myth of Orion who went blind and regained...

Neurology
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10 Holiday Health Tips

The number of emergency room visits increases during the holiday season! Stay safe and give yourself the gift of health with these tips. As always, CHI St. Luke's Health emergency rooms will be open 24/7 throughout the holiday season.

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
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Silent Seizures: A Surprising Phenomenon in Alzheimer's Disease

People often associate seizures with convulsions and a complete loss of bodily control. However, there’s another type of seizure that happens deep within the brain and might be difficult to notice. Symptoms of silent seizures include a momentary loss of responsiveness, a blank stare, or fluttering...

Neurology
A woman looks in the mirror to see a blemish on her face.

What Your Skin Is Saying About Your Health

Clear, glowing skin tends to be on everyone’s wishlist, but if you regularly experience breakouts or unexplained rashes from time to time, it’s easy to become frustrated. Did you know that pimples and other blemishes aren’t always a sign of a lacking skin-care routine, though? Instead, they might...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
A woman pours an artificial sweetener into her coffee.

A Diabetic's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Many assume that a diabetes-friendly diet lacks sweetness and excitement, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Using wholesome ingredients and interesting alternatives can make your meals delicious and nutritious. One way you can do this is by using a diabetic-safe sweetener in place of granulated...

Diabetes
A doctor discusses procedure eligibility with an elderly woman.

3 Common Elective Procedures You Should Consider

Have you ever considered a surgical solution to a chronic condition but changed your mind due to cost? Elective procedures treat non life-threatening conditions, which leads many people to believe that their insurance won’t cover them. However, these surgeries can significantly improve your quality...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Acid Reflux
Bone & Joint Health
A young girl is sick and lies on the couch, while antibiotics sit on a table nearby.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Taking Antibiotics

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to assist the immune system in overcoming bacterial infections such as strep throat or bronchitis. But what if you’re on day three of your prescription and already feel much better? Do you really need to finish the bottle? Before you toss them aside, consider the do’s...

General Health & Wellness
Medication
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Could It Be a Herniated Disc?

Neck or lower back pain can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know the cause. Did you pull a muscle when you twisted the wrong way last week, or did you sleep in a weird position? If the pain radiates throughout other parts of your body, it might be due to a herniated disc.  What Is a...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Bone & Joint Health
Spine Care
Chronic Pain