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Spread Humankindness With These Simple Acts

Nov 12, 2020

We're living in unprecedented times, and there is a lot of uncertainty. But spreading kindness is an easy way to use human connection to provide an uplifting boost to yourself and others. In fact, a study published in 2018 shows that people who performed acts of kindness for seven days in a row...

A man clutches his chest and thinks he might be experiencing a heart attack.

How To Know When To Visit the ER for a Heart Attack

Nov 12, 2020

Each year, approximately 805,000 Americans have a heart attack. The symptoms of a heart attack vary not only from person to person, but also from one heart attack experience to another in the same individual. It’s important to remember that heart attacks can come on gradually or all of a sudden....

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
A woman with COVID-19 wonders if she needs to go to the ER.

12 Symptoms of COVID-19 & When You Should Visit the ER

Nov 11, 2020

As researchers gather more information about COVID-19, the CDC has been able to pinpoint certain symptoms indicative of the virus. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule a virtual visit with a Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician for a quick evaluation and what...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
People are now avoiding the emergency room for serious medical conditions. Dr. Ron Jensen explains.

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

Nov 11, 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)
A woman experiences significant pain in her head and wonders if she should go to the ER.

Signs That You May Have a Brain Aneurysm and Need To Go To the ER

Nov 11, 2020

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, a brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes in the United States, and ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Therefore, it’s extremely important to understand the risk factors and signs, so you can seek help at your closest emergency...

Emergency Care
Neurology
Stroke Care
Healthy Aging
A diabetic woman pricks her finger to check blood sugar levels.

When Do Diabetics Need To Visit the ER?

Nov 11, 2020

Diabetes is a very serious condition that can lead to severe complications, so make sure you know when and where to go if you need emergency room services. Here are common medical emergencies for diabetics that require immediate medical care. Hyperglycemia Hyperglycemia occurs when your blood sugar...

Emergency Care
Diabetes
The Secret to Same-Day Discharge After Joint Replacements

The Secret to Same-Day Discharge After Joint Replacement

Nov 10, 2020

Some people may be anxious about having surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we’re taking steps to keep procedures safe, and many operations don’t require an extended stay in the hospital. For example, Dr. Mohamad Jamal Halawi, chief quality officer for musculoskeletal services at Baylor...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
The Holiday Bubble: Celebrating Safely With Extended Family

The Holiday Bubble: Celebrating Safely With Extended Family

Nov 09, 2020

With stay-at-home orders and self-imposed quarantine, we've all spent time apart from our loved ones throughout 2020. Do we need to sacrifice more family time as the holidays approach? Not necessarily. Dr. James McDeavitt, chief clinical integration officer of St. Luke's Health and SVP and dean of...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How Does COVID-19 Actually Spread?

Oct 28, 2020

COVID-19 is a new virus, and we are still learning new information about how it behaves through case investigations and contact tracing. Although we were in a completely unprecedented situation at the beginning of the outbreak in March, we have learned a lot about the virus and how it spreads over...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

One Doctor’s Approach to Cancer Prevention, Genetic Testing, and Patient Care

Oct 22, 2020

As one of only three NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, the Baylor College of Medicine Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center not only embraces proven therapies — we find new ones. Dr. Julie Nangia,Medical Director of the Breast Cancer...

Oncology