Thanksgiving: Why the ER is Stuffed

Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest days of the year for emergency rooms. How can such a relaxing holiday be so ripe for disaster? Learn about the most common reasons for Thanksgiving trips to the ER and how you can prevent them. Cooking Accidents Thanksgiving is the day when people put...

Emergency Care

On the Rise: The #1 Cause of Accidental Death

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 72,000 people died in 2017 from drug overdoses, making it the leading cause of accidental death for Americans under the age of 50. These statistics are staggering, but medical intervention can save lives. Learn about some of the different...

Emergency Care

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eye Health

If you have diabetes, you know you need to monitor your glucose levels so you can live a healthy life. Many conditions can result from glucose levels that are too high or too low, but did you know that improper amounts of glucose in your body can damage your eyes? Read on to learn about the...

Eye Care

Bariatric Surgery: Finding the Right Fit

Even with diet and exercise, you can’t manage to lose the extra weight! Maybe it’s time to look into a bariatric procedure. Talk with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician about your weight loss options. If bariatric surgery is right for you, they can help you take the next...

Weight Loss

Should You Be Concerned About Chickenpox?

Whether you’re itching for knowledge or just itching in general, learning about chickenpox can allow you to take control if the virus comes around. Find out everything you need to know about this blistering subject. What Is Chickenpox? Chickenpox is a form of the Varicella Zoster virus that is most...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

Halloween Emergency Checklist

Halloween is one of the top holidays for children’s emergency room visits. Be prepared for Halloween emergencies by making sure you are able to check off these 10 important items. CHI St. Luke’s Health emergency departments and Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are always open, even on holidays....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

More Than Checkups: Unexpected Things Your PCP Can Do

You know to visit your primary care physician when you experience symptoms of illness or you need your annual checkup, but there are many things your primary care physician (PCP) does that you might not know about. Get the most out of your doctor’s appointment by learning about everything your PCP...

General Health & Wellness

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