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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...

Medication
Emergency Care
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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
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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
Rheumatology
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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
Oncology
Breast Cancer
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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
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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
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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
Oncology
Women's Health
Breast Cancer
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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
General Health & Wellness
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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Suicidal Thoughts: Spot To Stop

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or feelings, there is hope. Visit your nearest emergency department, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are always open and ready to help. Risk Factors For...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness