Studying Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Historically, women represent less than 25 percent of cardiovascular research subjects, yet heart disease kills more women than men claiming the life of approximately one woman every minute. Due to this historic under-representation in research, less is known about cardiovascular disease in women...

Cardiovascular Care
Women's Health

At the Front Lines of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease accounts for a quarter of all deaths in the United States each year, more than the next five causes of death combined. Since 1962, Texas Heart® Institute (THI) at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been on the  frontlines in the battle to end it by...

Cardiovascular Care

4 Steps to Your Perfect Exercise Plan

Physical activity is one of the most important elements of health, and its benefits are endless. Exercise can help your mood, keep you fit, and even reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Start on your path to health by creating your perfect exercise...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness

What You Should Know About Skin Cancer

Background Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Of these cases, more than 73,870 are melanoma, a cancer that claims nearly 9,940 lives each year. One person dies of melanoma every hour...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Children's Health

Spinal Cord Injury Prevention & First Aid

Spinal cord injuries occur when the nerve cells in a person’s spine are damaged by a partial or complete severance of the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone at any time, but they occur most frequently in men. Of the approximately 11,000 Americans who suffer spinal cord injuries...

Spine Care
Emergency Care
Neurology
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Concussion Facts & Prevention in Sports

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. One of the most talked about causes of concussions is in sports, with 5-10% of athletes experiencing a concussion each sports season. The intensity of a concussion can range...

Neurology
Emergency Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Children's Health
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Tips for Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

If you are a caregiver for someone who has suffered a stroke, the best first step is to educate yourself and gather as much information as possible. Use these tips and resources to help better take care of your loved one and yourself. Helpful Tips for Caregivers Caregiving can be a delicate balance...

Stroke Care
Neurology
Healthy Aging

Women Have Higher Risk of Stroke

Stroke is the number five cause of death across America, but it is the number three cause of death of women in America. As with many medical conditions, the risk of having a stroke varies based on a number of factors, some factors are outside your control and some factors you can control on your...

Stroke Care
Women's Health
Neurology
Emergency Care
Healthy Aging

How Food & Exercise Affect People with Epilepsy

While not all causes of epileptic seizures are known, many people with epilepsy are able to avoid certain triggers to reduce their frequency of seizures. Adjusting your diet and exercise routine are two ways you can begin taking control of your life with epilepsy. Food and Epilepsy  While there isn...

Neurology
Diet & Fitness

5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Are you feeling forgetful? Some memory loss can come from a number of factors including side effects of prescription drugs, lack of sleep, anxiety and other health conditions. Keep your mental health in mind and use these 5 tips to help keep your memory sharp. 1. Challenge Your Brain Stimulating...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
Neurology
Diet & Fitness