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Why Seeking Timely Care for Emergency Symptoms is Important

Why Seeking Timely Care for Emergency Symptoms is Important

Sep 04, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency rooms across the country have seen a decrease in patients. However, in the event of a medical emergency, hesitating to seek care can result in severe complications. “It’s hard for most people to know when to seek emergency care, but symptoms like chest pain,...

Emergency Care
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Your Guide to Safe Travel During COVID-19

Your Guide to Safe Travel During COVID-19

Sep 04, 2020

After social distancing and staying indoors for so long, a lot of people are feeling restless and want a change of scenery. Although it’s tempting to travel, the CDC and State of Texas recommend staying home as the best way for people to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. For those who...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness
Answer These Simple Questions to Find Your Perfect Orthopedic Doctor

Answer These Simple Questions to Find Your Perfect Orthopedic Doctor

Sep 04, 2020

When a bone, joint, or muscle condition keeps you on the sidelines, it’s time to take action to get back in the game of life. But what kind of orthopedic specialist should you visit based on your symptoms and situation? That’s where we’re here to help. Answer these simple questions, and we’ll...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
How Has Deep Brain Stimulation Benefitted Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?

How Has Deep Brain Stimulation Benefitted Patients With Parkinson’s Disease?

Sep 04, 2020

Dr. Sameer Sheth, neurosurgeon at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, uses deep brain stimulation (DBS) as an alternative to medication for treating disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. DBS involves placing a device called a neurostimulator that sends electrical impulses...

Neurology
A Day in the Life of a Nurse With 53 Years of Experience | The Smart Health Podcast

A Day in the Life of a Nurse With 53 Years of Experience | The Smart Health Podcast

Sep 03, 2020

Few people have a background as unique as Roxann Langston, BSN, an army veteran with 53 years of nursing experience. And in this episode of The Smart Health Podcast’s miniseries, A Day in the Life, Kevin sits down with Roxann to discuss her amazing story. You’ll hear about Roxann’s experience as a...

The Smart Health Podcast
When to Visit an Orthopedic Specialist for Aches and Pains

When to Visit an Orthopedic Specialist for Aches and Pains

Sep 03, 2020

If you’re experiencing pain in your muscles, joints, or bones, you may be wondering whether or not you should see a doctor. While general aches and pains can often go away on their own, certain symptoms and conditions require the expertise of an orthopedic specialist. Here are some reasons you may...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
How To Celebrate Labor Day While Social Distancing

How To Celebrate Labor Day While Social Distancing

Sep 03, 2020

When you think about Labor Day, you probably imagine barbecues with neighbors gathering in a backyard, pool parties with friends, and block parties. However, as COVID-19 continues to be a major health concern, these activities can pose a serious risk to you and your family’s health. That doesn’t...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Understanding How to Co-Exist With the Virus

Understanding How to Co-Exist With the Virus

Sep 01, 2020

If one thing is clear after months dealing with the coronavirus is that the virus is here to stay until we get an effective vaccine. But as the CDC states in its guidance for reopening, we can safely get back to doing the things we love in a thoughtful manner and by practicing social distancing and...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness
Is It Safe to Postpone a Cancer Screening?

Is It Safe to Postpone a Cancer Screening?

Aug 28, 2020

When COVID-19 cases started popping up around the country, many hospitals temporarily halted procedures, including cancer screenings, to prevent the spread of disease. Now that we are able to offer these services again, we want to let you know that not only is it safe to come for a cancer screening...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Healthy Aging
Breast Cancer
Imaging

The Teacher’s Guidebook for Avoiding COVID-19

Aug 28, 2020

As the 2020 school year approaches, many teachers may be wondering how to navigate the new dynamic in their classroom while also staying healthy. Every aspect of the school day is going to look different, and that’s ok. Check out this teacher’s guide to adjusting to these changes and creating a...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness