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Plan for it - Seizures

Plan for It: Seizure Response Guide

Nov 19, 2018

If you’re around someone who has a seizure, it can be confusing to know what to do. While there are many types of seizures, basic seizure first aid helps ensure the safety of whoever is suffering. Remember: life happens. Plan for it. What are Seizures? A seizure occurs when one or more areas of...

Emergency Care

Pregnancy Pains? Here's How to Deal With Common Discomforts

Nov 16, 2018

While pregnant, your body is constantly changing, which can result in some less-than-comfortable side effects. The good news is there are ways to reduce these disturbances in your everyday life. We’re sharing ways to handle three of the most common pregnancy discomforts so you can truly enjoy this...

Women's Health

4 Signs You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Nov 16, 2018

Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is making sure you’re getting sufficient amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. To do so, you eat a well-balanced diet and maybe even take a multivitamin every day. However, there’s a chance you might be lacking vitamin D, as diet alone is...

General Health & Wellness
Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging
Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Preventing Winter Illnesses

Nov 14, 2018

Winter is a joyous time filled with family traditions, time off from school, and warm sweaters. However, winter is also the season for colds, cases of flu, and other respiratory illnesses. Keep yourself and your children healthy and happy this winter with a few simple actions. Supercharge Your Diet...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness

COPD Emergencies

Nov 06, 2018

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. An estimated 24 million Americans are affected by COPD, but half of those people are not aware they have it. If you experience increased breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and...

Emergency Care
Lung Care

Are You at Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Oct 31, 2018

According to the CDC, there are about 20,000 emergency room visits for carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States every year. Carbon monoxide is incredibly dangerous and nearly impossible for a human to detect, so how can you protect yourself? Learn how you can keep your family safe and what to...

Emergency Care

Thanksgiving: Why the ER Is Stuffed

Oct 31, 2018

Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest days of the year for emergency rooms. How can such a relaxing holiday be so ripe for disaster? Learn about the most common reasons for Thanksgiving trips to the ER and how you can prevent them. Cooking Accidents Thanksgiving is the day when people put...

Emergency Care

On the Rise: The #1 Cause of Accidental Death

Oct 30, 2018

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 72,000 people died in 2017 from drug overdoses, making it the leading cause of accidental death for Americans under the age of 50. These statistics are staggering, but medical intervention can save lives. Learn about some of the different...

Emergency Care

How Diabetes Can Impact Your Eye Health

Oct 29, 2018

If you have diabetes, you know you need to monitor your glucose levels so you can live a healthy life. Many conditions can result from glucose levels that are too high or too low, but did you know that improper amounts of glucose in your body can damage your eyes? Read on to learn about the...

Eye Care

Bariatric Surgery: Finding the Right Fit

Oct 29, 2018

Even with diet and exercise, you can’t manage to lose the extra weight! Maybe it’s time to look into a bariatric procedure. Talk with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician about your weight loss options. If bariatric surgery is right for you, they can help you take the next...

Weight Loss