Dealing with Addiction: How You Can Help

If you suspect a loved one is abusing alcohol or other drugs, it can be difficult to know how to help. Understanding the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction can help you be aware of a problem. What is Addiction? Addiction can be physical, psychological, or both. Physical addiction is...

Emergency Care

Body After Baby: What to Expect

For soon-to-be mothers, knowing what your body can anticipate after your baby’s arrival can help you prepare for the physical changes to come. From sore nipples and breasts to vaginal and abdominal pain, your body will need time to adjust and heal from childbirth. Here’s what to expect for your...

Maternity
Women's Health

The Most Common Causes of Winter Emergencies

While medical emergencies can happen at any time during the year, the winter season brings a few unique hazards. From falls and slips to burns and cuts, some injuries require immediate medical attention. You may need to make a quick decision on where you should go to treat your symptoms. To help...

Emergency Care

10 Ways to Manage Your Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, it means the force of your flowing blood against vessel walls is consistently high. This can put stress on your heart and damage your arteries in the process, leading to a buildup of plaque, which narrows your arteries even further. A clot or blockage can result and...

Cardiovascular Care

3 Common Flu Misconceptions

Catching the flu, also called seasonal influenza, can be a miserable experience—causing high fever, headaches, muscle aches, the chills, and fatigue. Avoiding the flu starts with education. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions on how to prevent the flu. To stay healthy during this cold and...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases

How to Wash Your Hands

In addition to getting your flu vaccination, washing your hands is a great way to reduce the spread of the flu virus. Make a same or next-day appointment to receive this year’s flu vaccine or get a diagnosis and treatment for any current illness. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

As the chilly weather sets in, working out can be a challenge when a cozy couch is calling your name. It’s normal to feel a lack of motivation about maintaining your physical fitness during winter. However, there are plenty of things you can do to stay active and even improve your fitness level...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Weight Loss

Your First Well-Woman Visit: What to Expect

Many women are apprehensive about their first appointment with a gynecologist, but knowing what to expect can put much of that fear to rest. Most doctors recommend scheduling your first well-woman exam when you begin experiencing menstrual problems, become sexually active, or turn 21. Here’s what...

Women's Health

Sticking to Your Diet During the Holidays

While the holiday season is a lovely time to enjoy delicious food with good company, you don’t have to let it completely derail your diet. You can still make smart food choices, enjoy the foods you love, and keep your weight in check. All you need to do is establish your goals and the strategies it...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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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...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Acid Reflux
Weight Loss