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Immunotherapy: Allergy Relief Now in Season

Apr 12, 2018

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

Oh My GERD!

Apr 12, 2018

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

Apr 12, 2018

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

3 Remedies to Ease Morning Sickness

Apr 12, 2018

Pregnant and feeling queasy? You’re not alone—more than 50 percent of pregnant women experience nausea known as morning sickness. An early sign of pregnancy, morning sickness typically begins during the first trimester and can last for weeks. While nausea is normal, it can be uncomfortable. Try...

Maternity
Digestive Health

Heart Failure Symptom Stoplight

Apr 12, 2018

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

Common Signs of a Heart Attack

Apr 12, 2018

The symptoms of a heart attack vary not only from person to person, but also from one heart attack experience to another in the same individual. It is important to remember that heart attacks can come on gradually or all of a sudden, so be sure to know the symptoms and act quickly if you or your...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care

Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Apr 12, 2018

The season of giving is upon us, but we aren’t only referring to the holidays. It is also the highly contagious cold and flu season. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu usually peaks between December and February. Focus on spreading joy rather than germs;...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases
Surprising Heart Facts

Surprising Heart Facts

Apr 12, 2018

En español Your heart is an incredible machine that powers your body by providing oxygen and nutrients to vital organs. Here are some interesting facts about your heart and how it works. 

Cardiovascular Care
Neurons in the brain fire impulses

Brain Power: Deep Brain Stimulation

Apr 12, 2018

Parkinson’s disease can be a debilitating condition. The trembling associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce trembling and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....

Neurology
A woman lays down in pain from menstrual cramps while holding a heating pad to her stomach

Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Menstrual Disorder?

Apr 12, 2018

If you are suffering from a menstrual disorder like severe cramps, excessive bleeding, skipped or infrequent periods, pelvic pain, low back pain, or frequent urination, uterine fibroids could be causing your symptoms. Fibroids are firm tumors that can develop in the uterus from an abnormal muscle...

Women's Health
Healthy Aging