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Pregnant woman eating a healthy snack to provide her baby with nutrients.

What Your Body Is Really Craving During Pregnancy

Nov 20, 2020

A developing fetus needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to develop into a strong and healthy baby, so it can be incredibly overwhelming to shop for the right ingredients to help grow your perfect bun in the oven. A balanced diet that includes foods from every food group is the way to go, and...

Maternity
Women's Health
Can COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Ask the OBGYN: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Nov 20, 2020

Pregnancy is a joyous time that’s also accompanied by some very normal worries. Will my baby be healthy? How is my health as a pregnant person affected by everyday things — a cold, hair dye, cleaning a litter box? To add to these typical concerns, you may also be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A pregnant woman holds an apple and thinks about the size of her developing baby.

Baby's Size During Each Month of Pregnancy

Nov 20, 2020

From prenatal care to pediatrics, St. Luke’s Health’s team is with you every step of the way as your family grows. Compare the size of your baby and learn what’s happening as he or she develops in the womb during each month of pregnancy with our infographic. Our Family Birthing Centers in The...

Maternity
An OBGYN holds a patient's hand after telling her the new about her ectopic pregnancy.

Managing an Ectopic Pregnancy

Nov 20, 2020

When an OBGYN 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
A woman looks at her positive pregnancy test.

What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

Nov 20, 2020

The most obvious sign that a woman may be pregnant is the absence of a period. However, some women may experience bleeding or spotting throughout pregnancy. Learn the most common early signs of pregnancy even before your missed period to get a heads up that you may need to take a pregnancy test...

Women's Health
Maternity
A surgeon utilizes technology to perform a robotic Whipple procedure.

A Guide to the Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Conditions

Nov 18, 2020

The Whipple procedure is an advanced surgery that impacts several parts of the digestive system, and surgeons use it to treat pancreatic cancer and other disorders within the digestive system. While this procedure is quite complex, learning about it doesn’t have to be. Check out the most common...

Digestive Health
Oncology
3 Recipes for Avoiding Heartburn During Thanksgiving

3 Recipes for Avoiding Heartburn During Thanksgiving

Nov 17, 2020

You butter believe it’s possible to avoid acid reflux during the holiday season without missing out on traditional dishes. The Heartburn & Acid Reflux Institute at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital offers three alternative recipes to replace their acidic, fatty, and spicy counterparts....

Acid Reflux
Recipes
Your Guide to Breast Cancer and Early Detection | The Smart Health Podcast

Your Guide to Breast Cancer and Early Detection | The Smart Health Podcast

Nov 17, 2020

In this enlightening episode of the Inside Health podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Medical Oncologist Dr. Angela Coscio to discuss breast cancer, the second most common cancer for women. They'll discuss genetic factors, when women should begin screening mammograms, and latest treatment...

The Smart Health Podcast
Oncology
A urologist speaks with an elderly male patient.

Men’s Health Questions You May Be Too Shy To Ask

Nov 17, 2020

Doctors have heard just about everything and are here to help you lead a healthy life, so there’s no need to feel self-conscious about asking them questions. However, that’s easier said than done, so we asked two urologists, Dr. Salim Cheriyan and Dr. Christopher Kosarek from Baylor St. Luke’s...

Men’s Health
A Diabetic's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

A Diabetic's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Nov 13, 2020

Many assume that a diabetes-friendly diet lacks sweetness and excitement, but it doesn’t have to be that way! We spoke with Dr. Thinh Xuan Ho, primary care physician at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group, to share wholesome ingredients and interesting alternatives to make your meals delicious and...

Recipes