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This Minimally Invasive Technique Can Repair Your Heart in 30 Minutes

Feb 05, 2020

When most people think about heart procedures, they often picture open-heart surgery. However, doctors can repair many common cardiovascular concerns with a single small incision. This is all possible through the power of the catheter, a thin tube that can thread through arteries in the leg, arm,...

Cardiovascular Care
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6 Healthy Valentine's Day Treats You’ll Fall in Love With

Jan 30, 2020

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably picture boxes of chocolates and brightly colored conversation hearts. While delicious, the usual Valentine’s fare is less than nutritious, but don’t let that put a damper on your lovey-dovey mood. These tasty treats would make even Cupid jealous, and...

Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
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Is It Possible to Reverse Heart Disease?

Jan 27, 2020

When people get the flu, they go to their doctor for tools to help them heal and get rid of the illness — but can a similar process reverse chronic conditions like heart disease? Many wonder whether there are steps you can take to get rid of this condition, or if the only option is to manage the...

Cardiovascular Care
Diet & Fitness
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Is Inflammation the Source of Your Stomach Pain?

Jan 06, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced a paper cut, you might have noticed that the surrounding skin turned warm and red. This is a natural response from your immune system, which sends a rush of blood to the area to deliver healing white blood cells. The same thing occurs when a sprained ankle swells or strep...

Digestive Health
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Is Thyroid Disease Behind Your Mood Swings?

Dec 12, 2019

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and about 60% of this group don’t even know they have one. Thyroid disorders can affect how hot or cold you feel and cause your weight to fluctuate, but they can also alter your mood. In fact...

Thyroid
General Health & Wellness
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3 Reasons You Should Exercise in the Winter Chill

Dec 11, 2019

As the temperature drops and the wind picks up, it can be tempting to take your run to the treadmill or even just curl up at home under a warm blanket. Don’t let the chilly air give you cold feet when it comes to your routine, though — exercising in the cold has some great benefits! Here are just a...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness
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3 Weight Loss Tricks Backed by Science

Dec 10, 2019

When it comes to losing weight, everyone knows the age-old advice of eating more fruits and veggies, skipping processed foods, and exercising more frequently. But did you know that drinking caffeine or eating pickled foods can help you drop the pounds, too? Here are some unexpected ways to get your...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
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How to Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality

Dec 10, 2019

As the new year rolls around, you’ve probably considered a resolution or two to make positive changes in the coming months. Unfortunately, many people abandon these goals within the first few weeks. If this sounds familiar, try out our favorite tips to make it stick, and you’ll feel like a whole...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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Got GERD? Watch out for Barrett’s Esophagus

Nov 18, 2019

Ever feel a burning sensation in your chest after eating spicy foods or have a coughing fit after drinking a soda? These can be signs of acid reflux, and if these symptoms persist, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While the discomfort of heartburn is temporary, untreated acid...

Digestive Health
Acid Reflux
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Cold & Flu Season: Prevention and Recovery Tips

Nov 12, 2019

Whether you need a flu shot or flu treatment, you can schedule a quick visit with your one-stop doc. Many of our primary care physicians even offer same or next-day appointments and extended hours to fit your busy schedule. Find an in-network Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health