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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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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Effectively Treat Depression?

Nov 13, 2019

About 33% of people with depressive symptoms experience treatment-resistant depression, meaning they don’t receive significant relief from common therapies like medication or counseling. Doctors have used deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, and seizure...

Neurology
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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
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Eat Like an Athlete: Improving Performance Through Diet

Nov 12, 2019

Exercising can be a great way to relieve stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle, but running low on energy in the middle of a workout or getting nauseous halfway through can hinder your progress. However, eating the right foods and staying hydrated can help you go further than ever before. Check...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Our Healthy Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Nov 08, 2019

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which can leave many people feeling anxious about buying the perfect presents for their loved ones. If the thought of buying gifts is enough to stress you out, you’re not alone! The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re sharing our favorite...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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The Truth Behind the Gut-Brain Connection

Nov 08, 2019

Have you ever been so nervous that it felt like your stomach was in knots? Or maybe you reached a point where you were so stressed out you had no appetite? These conditions hint at a connection between your stomach and your brain. Researchers have recently delved into this topic to learn more about...

Digestive Health
Neurology
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HIPEC: A 3-in-1 Approach to Treating Cancer

Nov 01, 2019

If you’ve ever dropped a glass on the floor, you may have responded by sweeping up the largest shards and then vacuuming to get the tiny pieces that remained. This is the general idea behind combining cytoreductive surgery and the HIPEC procedure for patients with abdominal cancers. This innovative...

Oncology
Lung Cancer
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Vaping and Your Lungs: What We Know so Far

Oct 28, 2019

As more cases of mysterious lung diseases appear in the news, doctors and researchers are turning their attention toward vaping, a trend that’s quickly gained popularity. Some are drawing comparisons between e-cigarettes and their tech-free predecessors, noting that many people believed cigarettes...

Lung Care
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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From Mythology to Reality: Restoring Sight in the Blind

Oct 23, 2019

Can a device really restore sight to the blind? That’s what physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are testing with the Orion cortical visual prosthesis from Second Sight Medical Products. With a name derived from the myth of Orion who went blind and regained...

Neurology
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10 Holiday Health Tips

Oct 23, 2019

The number of emergency room visits increases during the holiday season! Stay safe and give yourself the gift of health with these tips. As always, CHI St. Luke's Health emergency rooms will be open 24/7 throughout the holiday season.

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care