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5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Apr 12, 2017

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against infections and illnesses. Made up of special cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that protect the body from harmful microorganisms and diseases, the immune system blocks germs to keep them out of the body while continuously destroying any...

General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases

Houston Springtime Without the Sniffles

Apr 12, 2017

For allergy sufferers in Houston, spring pollen can trigger symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and stuffy noses. According to a 2016 study conducted by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Houston ranked as the 49th most challenging place to live with spring allergies. During the spring,...

Allergies
ENT
General Health & Wellness

Treating Infertility with NaProTECHNOLOGY

Apr 12, 2017

About 15 percent of couples are affected by infertility. Couples who are unable to conceive within a year of trying are considered to be struggling with infertility. Fortunately, treatment options are available. Caritas Women’s Care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group Sugar Land offers...

Women's Health
Maternity
A woman sits in her pajamas in a dark room while drinking out of a mug

A to Zzz: A Healthy Pre-Sleep Routine

Apr 12, 2017

Getting adequate sleep each night is essential to your health. Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your body and mind, leaving you exhausted, irritable, and unable to focus throughout the day.  How Much Sleep Do You Need? On average, most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep. Sleep...

General Health & Wellness
Woman driving while adjusting radio

Are These Driving Distractions Making You Unsafe?

Apr 05, 2017

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...

General Health & Wellness

Childproof to Prevent Poisonings

Mar 12, 2017

You know to cover electrical outlets so children don’t get shocked, but have you considered poisonous household substances? Be sure to childproof your home to protect your children from potential poisons. In the United States, the American Association of Poison Control Centers can be reached at a...

Children's Health
Emergency Care

10 Spring Break Safety Tips

Mar 12, 2017

Before your trip to the beach, lake, or pool, make sure everyone has participated in formal swimming lessons and adults have taken a recent CPR course. Refresh your knowledge of important spring break safety precautions using this helpful infographic! Our freestanding emergency rooms are backed by...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

Colorectal Cancer: The No. 2 Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

Mar 12, 2017

More than 135,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017. As one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths, it’s important to understand your personal risk factors and recognize symptoms early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS),...

Oncology
Digestive Health

3 Diets to Try This Month

Mar 12, 2017

Did you know that a healthy diet can decrease your risk for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer? Ditch the crash diets and unhealthy fads, and try a doctor-approved nutrition plan. While weight loss can be a result, these three diets primarily focus on preventive health to keep you...

Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness

8 Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Mar 12, 2017

Whether you struggle with kidney stones or have a family history of kidney disease, there are preventive measures you can take to decrease your risk of kidney complications. Keep these eight precautions in mind for optimal kidney health. 1. Drink plenty of water. Drinking fluids help flush out...

Kidney Care
Urology
General Health & Wellness