7 Busted Cold Weather Myths

While weather in Houston can be unpredictable, it’s important to prepare for winter conditions by educating yourself about health precautions before the cold weather arrives. Here are seven myths to help you separate fact from fiction and stay healthy during the winter season. Myth 1: Bundling up...

General Health & Wellness

Before Birth: Prenatal Screenings Every Mother Should Consider

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, and sometimes, great anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed preparing for your baby’s arrival. As the countdown continues and your bump grows, you may wonder whether your baby is developing normally. While most women have healthy pregnancies, it's...

Maternity

What to Do During a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

Silent Heart Attacks: More Common Than You Think

Did you know that a heart attack doesn’t always have obvious symptoms? Research shows that up to half of all heart attacks may not have typical symptoms, such as crushing pain in your chest, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care
Our Game Plan in Genetics

Our Game Plan in Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine is unlocking the code within each person’s DNA to shine light on complex hidden conditions and cure illnesses once thought incurable. All cancers are considered genetic due to their association with gene mutations after birth. Only a small percentage of cancer is actually...

Oncology
General Health & Wellness
A Play-by-Play in Heart History

A Play-By-Play in Heart History

From the first implantation of an artificial heart in a human to treating even the most complex cases, CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is home to some of history’s most important cardiovascular achievements. Our strong alliance with Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of...

Cardiovascular Care

7 Steps to Become a Runner

Running can improve your cholesterol levels, help you maintain a healthy weight, and lower your risk for serious health conditions. Whether you've just bought your first pair of running shoes or you've been jogging for years, these seven steps can take your running game up a level. Step 1: Identify...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Weight Loss

Do You Have a Thyroid Disorder?

The thyroid plays a big role in how your body functions. It regulates your metabolism, impacts your emotional health, and affects almost every organ in your body. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, and hyperthyroidism occurs when it overproduces thyroid hormone...

Thyroid
Women's Health
General Health & Wellness

Diet & Determination

Have you ever started a diet with enthusiasm just to find it only lasted a few weeks or just days? Your determination level can make or break your success when struggling during a diet. It’s easy to say you will stick with your diet, but staying determined takes practice. Set Goals Beyond The...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss

Bronchitis vs. Pneumonia

Do you know the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? These lung conditions share many of the same symptoms, such as bothersome coughs, but the difference in severity is significant to note. Some people with acute bronchitis are at risk for getting pneumonia. Although acute bronchitis goes...

Lung Care
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases