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Zika and Pregnancy

Sep 12, 2016

Ever since the Zika virus struck South and Central America, it’s impacted thousands of lives. Zika can cause no symptoms or merely a mild fever, joint pain, rash, and reddening of the eyes. It is passed through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, sex with an infected man, or an infected blood...

Maternity
Children's Health
Women's Health
Infectious Diseases

5 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries

Sep 12, 2016

Don't let an injury keep your child sidelined from his or her favorite sport. While your child is having fun on the field or on the court, you can think ahead and help prevent a sports injury. Always keep note of these five tips from Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group The Woodlands. Start and Finish...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Diet & Fitness

How to Pack the Perfect School Lunch

Sep 12, 2016

In the rush going back to school, it’s difficult to find the time to pack school lunches, let alone nutrient-dense meals your kids will enjoy. However, lunch is an important part of your child’s day, giving him or her the energy to focus at school. Planning quick, delicious, easy, and nutritious...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Digestive Health

Surviving School Stress

Sep 12, 2016

High school comes paired with a great deal of pressure. With college looming on the horizon, standardized tests, sports, clubs, and academics vie for your time. Throw a social life into the mix, and that’s enough to make the most balanced calendar overfull. With such a busy schedule and the anxiety...

General Health & Wellness
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Summer: A Hot Time for Kidney Stones

Aug 01, 2016

Summertime means beaches, pools, and fun in the sun. But with all that heat comes an unexpected risk—kidney stones. Warm weather brings with it a warning. You’re more likely to suffer a kidney stone during the summer than any other time of year. To avoid the increased chance of kidney stones,...

Emergency Care
Men's Health
General Health & Wellness
Kidney Care
Urology
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The Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

Jun 05, 2016

What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder, meaning it is passed down through the parents’ genes. A person will be born with sickle cell disease only if two genes are inherited– one from the mother and another from the father. Hemoglobin, marked as the flawed...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Bolts of lightning in a stormy sky

Storm Safety: When Lightning Strikes

Jun 05, 2016

While lightning storms can occur anywhere at any time, more lightning strike casualties occur in specific locations and during certain seasons. Texas is among the top ten states for lightning strike injuries and fatalities in the country and is one of the top two states for work-related lightning...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care

What Are Kidney Stones?

Feb 12, 2016

Kidney stones are pebble-like deposits that form in the kidney. Varying in size and shape, they are made out of calcium, magnesium and ammonia, uric acid, or cysteine. Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions and one of the most common urinary tract problems; one in every ten Americans...

Emergency Care
Men's Health
General Health & Wellness
Urology
Kidney Care

The Types of Stroke

Feb 12, 2016

The American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association, reports that strokes happen almost every 40 seconds in the United States. The effects of stroke vary from person to person based on the type, severity, location, and number of strokes. Although there is no cure...

Stroke Care
Neurology
Emergency Care
Healthy Aging

The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Feb 12, 2016

Alcohol poisoning is a serious – and sometimes deadly – consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Generally, alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and the amount of alcohol in your blood peaks within 30 to 45 minutes after your last drink. Drinking too...

Emergency Care