Managing an Ectopic Pregnancy

When a doctor diagnoses a pregnancy complication like an ectopic pregnancy, it can be an incredibly stressful situation for an expectant mother. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg develops outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tubes. If an ectopic pregnancy is left...

Maternity
Women's Health

5 Interesting Facts About Alcohol's Effects

Whether you’re an occasional drinker or consume alcoholic beverages moderately, you should understand how alcohol affects your health. Research on alcohol and the human body has revealed some health benefits and risks. Here are five interesting facts about the effects of alcohol on the body. 1....

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

Your Way to Wellness

CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of healing mind, body, and spirit. Aspiring to create healthier communities, we encourage you to take a proactive approach to your wellbeing. Improve your overall wellness by focusing on how you can improve each area. Physical Physical wellness is all...

General Health & Wellness

5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against infections and illnesses. Made up of special cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that protect the body from harmful microorganisms and diseases, the immune system blocks germs to keep them out of the body while continuously destroying any...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases

Houston Springtime Without the Sniffles

For allergy sufferers in Houston, spring pollen can trigger symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and stuffy noses. According to a 2016 study conducted by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Houston ranked as the 49th most challenging place to live with spring allergies. During the spring,...

Allergies
ENT
General Health & Wellness

Treating Infertility with NaProTECHNOLOGY

About 15 percent of couples are affected by infertility. Couples who are unable to conceive within a year of trying are considered to be struggling with infertility. Fortunately, treatment options are available. Caritas Women’s Care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group Sugar Land offers...

Women's Health
Maternity
A woman sits in her pajamas in a dark room while drinking out of a mug

A to Zzz: A Healthy Pre-Sleep Routine

Getting adequate sleep each night is essential to your health. Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your body and mind, leaving you exhausted, irritable, and unable to focus throughout the day.  How Much Sleep Do You Need? On average, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep. Sleep...

General Health & Wellness
Woman driving while adjusting radio

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...

General Health & Wellness

Childproof to Prevent Poisonings

You know to cover electrical outlets so children don’t get shocked, but have you considered poisonous household substances? Be sure to childproof your home to protect your children from potential poisons. In the United States, the American Association of Poison Control Centers can be reached at a...

Children's Health
Emergency Care

Colorectal Cancer: The No. 2 Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

More than 135,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017. As one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths, it’s important to understand your personal risk factors and recognize symptoms early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS),...

Oncology
Digestive Health