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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

Diabetes: Should You Get Tested?

Mar 12, 2017

Diabetes is a serious disease that occurs when your body is unable to use or produce enough insulin, a hormone that converts glucose into energy. Our bodies break down the food we eat into glucose. Without the necessary amount of insulin, glucose builds up in your blood, leading to higher than...

Diabetes
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
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8 Easy Food Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Mar 12, 2017

Eating healthy may seem difficult, but with our list of simple substitutes, it’s a task almost anyone can accomplish. Potential weight loss is just an added bonus to feeling your best. Replace fatty, sugary foods that leave you craving more with filling, healthier substitutes. 1. Swap red meat for...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Cardiovascular Care

What to Do During a Heart Attack

Feb 12, 2017

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

7 Busted Cold Weather Myths

Feb 12, 2017

While weather in Houston can be unpredictable, it’s important to prepare for winter conditions by educating yourself about health precautions before the cold weather arrives. Here are seven myths to help you separate fact from fiction and stay healthy during the winter season. Myth 1: Bundling up...

General Health & Wellness

Before Birth: Prenatal Screenings Every Mother Should Consider

Feb 12, 2017

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, and sometimes, great anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed preparing for your baby’s arrival. As the countdown continues and your bump grows, you may wonder whether your baby is developing normally. While most women have healthy pregnancies, it's...

Maternity

Silent Heart Attacks: More Common Than You Think

Feb 12, 2017

Did you know that a heart attack doesn’t always have obvious symptoms? Research shows that up to half of all heart attacks may not have typical symptoms, such as crushing pain in your chest, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

Diet & Determination

Jan 12, 2017

Have you ever started a diet with enthusiasm just to find it only lasted a few weeks or just days? Your determination level can make or break your success when struggling during a diet. It’s easy to say you will stick with your diet, but staying determined takes practice. Set Goals Beyond The...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss