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What to Expect: The First Trimester

Congratulations on your pregnancy! The first trimester is an exciting time for moms-to-be. As your body changes to accommodate your developing baby, you’ll naturally have concerns about what to expect. Here are a few things you may experience during the first three months of your pregnancy. Bodily...

Women's Health
Maternity
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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
Woman in Third Trimester

What to Expect: The Third Trimester

The final stage of pregnancy can be challenging, but the end is in sight. You’ve overcome the morning sickness and the stretch marks, and now you’ll be introduced to new changes during the third trimester. Knowing what to expect will help lessen any anxiety you may have before the birth of your new...

Women's Health
Maternity
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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
Woman in Second Trimester

What to Expect: The Second Trimester

During the second trimester, your appetite will most likely return and morning sickness often becomes a thing of the past. As you transition into the next phase of your pregnancy, you may notice some unpleasant symptoms begin to improve. While most women say the second trimester is the most...

Women's Health
Maternity

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

LINX: A Better Fix for Heartburn

Heartburn feels like an uncomfortable, burning sensation in your chest or throat. It often occurs after eating, when gastric acid from your stomach flows back into your esophagus. While occasional heartburn is common, frequent heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of GERD, gastroesophageal...

Acid Reflux
Digestive Health

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

3 Remedies to Ease Morning Sickness

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