Why You Should Teach Your Children About Food Allergies

An estimated 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy. Even if your family isn’t allergic to anything, it’s important for all children to learn about food allergies. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening, and everyone—adults and children included—should know how to identify the symptoms of...

Emergency Care
Children's Health

Animal Instinct: How You Can Prevent Rabies

The mention of rabies brings to mind images of animals foaming at the mouth and ready to bite. However, it can be difficult to recognize a rabid animal. Here’s what you need to watch out for and what you should do after potential exposure to the virus. What Is Rabies? Rabies is a virus that affects...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases
Wound Care

Could Your Stomach Pain Be Celiac?

Your stomach has been hurting for a while, but you don’t know why. It might be something you’re eating. For people with celiac disease, gluten can cause stomach pain, among other symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about the condition. What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune...

General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health

4 Signs That Could Indicate Ovarian Cancer

According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 1 out of every 75 women will develop ovarian cancer, the growth of tumors in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. While several types of ovarian tumors can grow, some are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). Know what symptoms to...

Women's Health
Healthy Aging

What All Parents Need to Know About Lice

Your child comes home from school, and they can’t seem to stop scratching their head. Could it be lice? Learn more about these little bugs and how you can tell if you have a case of them. What Are Lice? Lice are small bugs that live on the head and feed on blood from your scalp. They live for about...

Children's Health

Out of Rhythm: The Dangers of AFib

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is a heart condition where the atria, the upper parts of the heart, contract irregularly and don’t push blood into the ventricles as they should. Electrical impulses are what signals your heart to beat, and AFib is the result of irregular impulses. Learn...

Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
Emergency Care

Where Should You Go to Treat Your Symptoms

Know when to use urgent or primary care services and when to go to an emergency room based on your symptoms. If you believe you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. You can request the ambulance take you to a CHI St. Luke’s Health emergency room.

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Top Reasons for Emergency Center Visits

When you or someone you love is suddenly injured or falls sick, where you decide to go for medical attention could make all the difference. Download Printable Version

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Off Your Game: Most Common Sports Injuries

Is your child getting ready for football, gearing up for volleyball, or preparing for basketball? If your child plays sports, the chance of injury increases. Be prepared for bumps and bruises along the way and have an emergency room in mind just in case. These are the top sports injuries seen in...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Plan For It: Back-to-School Safety

School is just around the corner! Is your child prepared? Check all of these items off your list before the first bell rings. For your convenience, CHI St. Luke's Health emergency rooms are located throughout the Greater Houston area. Sources:Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your ChildSports...

Emergency Care
Children's Health