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Why Men Have a Higher Risk of Melanoma

Jun 18, 2020

Did you know that one of the most common cancers in men under the age of 50 is melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer? In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, men are more likely to develop and die from melanoma than women. So what explains this strange pattern?...

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Jun 17, 2020

COVID-19 isn’t the only widespread health issue our nation is facing. People are now avoiding going to the ER for serious medical conditions, perhaps due to fear of the virus or the perception that hospitals are plenty full already. We asked Ron Jensen, DO, emergency medicine physician at CHI St....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
EFT Tapping and Other 2 More Ways to Reduce Anxiety

EFT Tapping and Other Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Jun 15, 2020

Anxiety is a prevalent issue for people of all ages and backgrounds. It can take a toll on your mental and physical health, leading to insomnia, emotional eating, and more. You can reduce these negative symptoms and take control of your wellbeing by utilizing alternative medicine practices. While...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ultimate Checklist of Routine Screenings for Men

The Ultimate Checklist of Routine Screenings for Men

Jun 12, 2020

It’s well known that men tend to put off going to the doctor when they’re sick. Imagine how much more unnecessary they consider an appointment when they feel perfectly healthy. But many serious conditions in early stages don’t present symptoms — until they begin causing other problems or progress...

Men's Health
Urology
Primary Care
Virtual Doctor’s Appointments: The New Norm?

Virtual Doctor’s Appointments: The New Norm?

Jun 10, 2020

Virtual visits have helped keep patients connected to their doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But will they become mainstays as we flatten the curve and begin to reopen businesses across Texas? We asked Dr. Angela Nunnery, a family medicine physician at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Three Fun Activities to Do in Summer 2020

3 Fun Activities to Do in Summer 2020

Jun 09, 2020

Temperatures are heating up, and as the little ones are finishing their online classes and getting ready for summer, you may be wondering what kind of activities are safe to do in the age of COVID-19. Here are three of our favorite low-risk summer adventures. Staying COVID-19-Free on the Water...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
Here’s How Experts Predict the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Play Out

Here’s How Experts Predict the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Play Out

Jun 08, 2020

There is a glimmer of hope as experts look toward the future and the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. A vaccine is in the works, new treatment options are in clinical trial, and we’re learning more about the virus every day. So let’s take a look at the possible scenarios of how the pandemic may...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Houston Flood

Plan for It: Flood Safety

Jun 05, 2020

Houston is no stranger to flooding. In August of 2017, the city flooded with over 60 inches of rain, damaging 204,000 homes and taking 82 lives during Hurricane Harvey. This year, don’t let the Houston rain catch you off guard. Here’s what you should do before, during, and after a flood. Before the...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Hurricane in weather map

Storm Safety: Hurricane Season

Jun 05, 2020

Are you prepared for hurricane season? Discover what you need to have ready in case a storm comes your way! Planning ahead for this type of natural disaster is important; waiting until you’re dealing with the threat or the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire can result in valuable...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
Is It Safe to Exercise Outside Without a Mask?

Is It Safe to Exercise Outside Without a Mask?

Jun 04, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic remains a major public health concern, people are looking for ways to prevent the spread and return to some of their typical activities safely. While there’s a decreased risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 outdoors, due to the larger area for virus particles to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)