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Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Aug 05, 2020

At this stage of the pandemic, many are aware of the acute dangers of COVID-19. But are patients truly in the clear after recovery? We asked Dr. R. Taylor Ripley, director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Lung Institute, to provide insight into the long-...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Power of Positivity, Gratitude, and Prayer During the Pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. And in times like these, it’s especially important to foster hope. So we spoke with Tyler Whipkey, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital, and asked him to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
12 Common Symptoms of COVID-19 & What You Should Do Next

12 Common Symptoms of COVID-19 & What You Should Do Next

Jul 27, 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)
Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Jul 27, 2020

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, we recommend that you call your primary care physician to explain your symptoms and find a location to go for testing. If you are having difficulty breathing or other life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 or visit a local emergency room, but call ahead to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Are These 3 Pain-Relieving Techniques Actually Helping?

Jul 23, 2020

People who experience chronic pain are often looking for solutions, but there are so many therapies claiming to help that it can be overwhelming! From finding the right one to determining if its claims are legitimate, there’s a lot of information that goes into choosing the right therapy. We’re...

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Healthy Aging
General Health and Wellness

Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Tests

Jul 20, 2020

As more COVID-19 testing options become available, it can be confusing to figure out the purpose of each test and what your results mean. Read on to get a breakdown of what you need to know about three common types of testing. What You Can Expect From Each COVID-19 Test Molecular Test This...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do These Common Sunburn Remedies Actually Work?

Jul 20, 2020

While it’s important to regularly practice sun-safe behaviors and wear sunscreen to avoid sunburns, accidents happen sometimes. We know the stinging, dry skin can be uncomfortable, and you’re probably looking for a way to get it to stop. There are plenty of natural remedies that can provide relief...

General Health & Wellness
How COVID-19 Affects Minority Groups

How COVID-19 Affects Minority Groups

Jul 13, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S., trends are showing that minority groups are disproportionately impacted by the disease and tend to experience more severe outcomes. These troubling statistics pose the questions: why are minorities more vulnerable, and what can we do about it?...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Difference Between “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression

The Difference Between “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression

Jul 10, 2020

No matter how you delivered your baby — vaginal, natural, Cesarean, or VBAC — recovering after birth can be both physically and emotionally challenging. It’s normal to feel a mix of exhaustion, irritability, sadness, and anxiety during the first couple weeks after childbirth. But how do you know if...

Maternity and Women's Health
The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

The Smart Health Podcast | A Day in the Life of an ICU Case Manager

Jul 09, 2020

In this episode of The Smart Health Podcast’s miniseries, A Day in the Life, Kevin speaks with Jennifer Clark, an RN case manager in the ICU and U.S. Navy veteran. Jennifer discusses what case managers do, memories from the job, and her favorite aspects of working with people. Give it a listen...

The Smart Health Podcast
Coronavirus (COVID-19)