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Tips for Every Occasion: Staying Safe During COVID-19

Tips for Every Occasion: Staying Safe During COVID-19

Aug 10, 2020

As our families are getting used to the new normal this summer, you’re probably wondering what activities are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips to stay safe and slow the spread of this virus while enjoying your summer. Staying Safe While Dining Out Call ahead and ask...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

COVID-19 & the ER | The Smart Health Podcast

Aug 06, 2020

COVID-19 has raised a lot of questions about how the emergency room has adapted to these changing times, so Kevin Keys sat down with Dr. Ronald Jensen, regional medical director for the St. Luke’s Health Emergency Department in North Houston, for the latest episode of The Smart Health Podcast....

The Smart Health Podcast
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Aug 05, 2020

In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause lung failure, and when this occurs, those patients may be considered for a lung transplant evaluation. We spoke with Dr. Gabriel Loor, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, and Dr. Puneet Garcha, Medical Director of...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Aug 05, 2020

At this stage of the pandemic, many are aware of the acute dangers of COVID-19. But are patients truly in the clear after recovery? We asked Dr. R. Taylor Ripley, director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Lung Institute, to provide insight into the long-...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Power of Positivity, Gratitude, and Prayer During the Pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. And in times like these, it’s especially important to foster hope. So we spoke with Tyler Whipkey, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital, and asked him to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
12 Common Symptoms of COVID-19 & What You Should Do Next

12 Common Symptoms of COVID-19 & What You Should Do Next

Jul 27, 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)
Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Jul 27, 2020

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, we recommend that you call your primary care physician to explain your symptoms and find a location to go for testing. If you are having difficulty breathing or other life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 or visit a local emergency room, but call ahead to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Are These 3 Pain-Relieving Techniques Actually Helping?

Jul 23, 2020

People who experience chronic pain are often looking for solutions, but there are so many therapies claiming to help that it can be overwhelming! From finding the right one to determining if its claims are legitimate, there’s a lot of information that goes into choosing the right therapy. We’re...

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Healthy Aging
General Health and Wellness

Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Tests

Jul 20, 2020

As more COVID-19 testing options become available, it can be confusing to figure out the purpose of each test and what your results mean. Read on to get a breakdown of what you need to know about three common types of testing. What You Can Expect From Each COVID-19 Test Molecular Test This...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do These Common Sunburn Remedies Actually Work?

Jul 20, 2020

While it’s important to regularly practice sun-safe behaviors and wear sunscreen to avoid sunburns, accidents happen sometimes. We know the stinging, dry skin can be uncomfortable, and you’re probably looking for a way to get it to stop. There are plenty of natural remedies that can provide relief...

General Health & Wellness