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Stroke: The Myths & Facts

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America, yet many myths still surround this condition. Knowing who is at risk and how to spot the symptoms can help you act quickly during a stroke emergency. When stroke happens, prompt care is critical to survival. Stroke: Plan for It Locate your...

Emergency Care
Neurology
Stroke Care
Healthy Aging
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5 Diseases That Increase Your Risk of Stroke

While stroke can happen to anyone at any time, certain diseases can increase your risk. Here’s how high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, sickle cell, and high cholesterol can put you at a greater risk of stroke. Keep in mind, managing the following diseases is critical to decreasing your...

Stroke Care
General Health & Wellness
Diabetes
Healthy Aging
Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
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Advanced Degrees: The Different Levels of Burns

From the sun to the stove, we encounter things that can cause burns every day. As one of the most common household injuries, burns can range in severity from minor damage to medical emergencies. Treating a burn depends on where it falls on the spectrum: first, second, third, or fourth degree....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Wound Care

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Screenings & Next Steps

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), generally referred to as autism, is a developmental disability that can cause a range of social, behavioral, and communication challenges. According to the CDC, autism affects 1 in every 68 children. While there are many types of autism, it’s important for parents to...

Children's Health

Are These Driving Distractions Making You Unsafe?

Each day, distracted driving contributes to a reported nine driver deaths and more than 1,000 injuries. Anything that interferes with our visual, manual, or cognitive function while driving can lead to a fatal crash. Though we most often associate distracted driving with texting, there are other...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Oh My GERD!

Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? You may be dealing with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder. Also known as acid reflux, GERD occurs when acid from your stomach flows back up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. How GERD Works Normally, a muscle called the lower...

Acid Reflux
Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness

5 Foods That Improve Thyroid Function

Is your thyroid functioning properly? If your thyroid is not producing enough hormones, a condition known as hypothyroidism, it can affect your body in negative ways and leave you feeling sluggish. Thyroid hormones are essential as they regulate energy levels, metabolism, body temperature, mood,...

Thyroid
Diet & Fitness

Heart Failure Symptom Stoplight

When should you seek emergency medical attention for heart failure? Use our Heart Failure Symptom Stoplight to know what to do when certain symptoms occur. Find your nearest Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Center or CHI St. Luke’s Health emergency department so you know where to go when minutes matter...

Cardiovascular Care

5 Surprising Stress Busters

Dealing with stress can be a daily struggle for many people. Nearly 77 percent of Americans reported experiencing physical symptoms from stress according to the American Institute of Stress. Although many believe stress is always harmful, it can also be healthy and lead to increased productivity....

General Health & Wellness

Immunotherapy: Allergy Relief Now in Season

Unfortunately, the coming of springtime in Houston doesn’t just mean longer days and warmer temperatures. Spring also brings higher pollen counts, which can mean sneezing, stuffy noses, and itchy eyes for seasonal allergy sufferers. If your allergies are impacting your quality of life,...

ENT
Allergies
Emergency Care