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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
A man leaves an uplifting note on a public bulletin board.

Spread Humankindness With These Simple Acts

Nov 12, 2020

We're living in unprecedented times, and there is a lot of uncertainty. But spreading kindness is an easy way to use human connection to provide an uplifting boost to yourself and others. In fact, a study published in 2018 shows that people who performed acts of kindness for seven days in a row...

Resolutions - Spirit
A man clutches his chest and thinks he might be experiencing a heart attack.

How To Know When To Visit the ER for a Heart Attack

Nov 12, 2020

Each year, approximately 805,000 Americans have a heart attack. The symptoms of a heart attack vary not only from person to person, but also from one heart attack experience to another in the same individual. It’s important to remember that heart attacks can come on gradually or all of a sudden....

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
A woman with COVID-19 wonders if she needs to go to the ER.

12 Symptoms of COVID-19 & When You Should Visit the ER

Nov 11, 2020

As researchers gather more information about COVID-19, the CDC has been able to pinpoint certain symptoms indicative of the virus. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule a virtual visit with a Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician for a quick evaluation and what...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
People are now avoiding the emergency room for serious medical conditions. Dr. Ron Jensen explains.

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Nov 11, 2020

COVID-19 isn’t the only widespread health issue our nation is facing. People are now avoiding going to the ER for serious medical conditions, perhaps due to fear of the virus or the perception that hospitals are plenty full already. We asked Ron Jensen, DO, emergency medicine physician at CHI St....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)