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Oh My GERD!

Nov 12, 2017

Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? You may be dealing with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder. Also known as acid reflux, GERD occurs when acid from your stomach flows back up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. How GERD Works Normally, a muscle called the lower...

Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness
Acid Reflux
Weight Loss

Baby's Size During Each Month of Pregnancy

Oct 12, 2017

From prenatal care to pediatrics, CHI St. Luke’s Health’s team is with you every step of the way as your family grows. Compare the size of your baby and learn what’s happening as he or she develops in the womb during each month of pregnancy with our infographic. Our Family Birthing Centers in The...

Maternity

Plan for It: Respiratory Distress & How to Respond

Oct 12, 2017

If someone around you displays signs of respiratory distress, will you know what to do? Before an emergency happens, plan for it. Know the Signs of Respiratory Distress Many people who suffer respiratory distress exhibit signs they’re having to work harder to breathe or not getting enough oxygen....

Emergency Care
Lung Care

Halloween Sweets: Trick or Treat?

Oct 12, 2017

It’s that time of year again: the season for costumes, scary movies, and lots of candy. With so many children eagerly anticipating all the fun Halloween brings, it can be tough to crack down on their sugar intake. But according to the American Heart Association, children should have no more than 16...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

3 Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects & What You Can Do

Oct 12, 2017

When going through a breast cancer treatment plan, the side effects of the treatment itself can negatively affect your quality of life. You may feel like you have a fuzzy, forgetful brain. You might lose your interest in food. Or, your hair may start to fall out. All of these can lead to feelings...

Breast Cancer
Oncology
Women's Health

3 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Oct 12, 2017

If you are a woman in the U.S., you have about a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer over the course of your life. Though breast cancer statistics are alarming, there are ways you can reduce your risk. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, one-third of breast cancer...

Breast Cancer
Healthy Aging
Oncology
Women's Health

3 Forgotten Food Groups & Recipes to Help You Remember

Oct 12, 2017

Getting your body the nutrients it needs is a big step to better health. However, many Americans aren’t getting the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Each person’s nutritional needs vary based on age, gender, medical conditions, and more, but getting adequate amounts of...

Diet & Fitness
Digestive Health
General Health & Wellness

How to Effectively Manage Chronic Pain

Sep 12, 2017

Whether your pain stems from an injury or affects you in the absence of an illness, there are effective strategies available for chronic pain management. Chronic pain can range from slightly bothersome to continually debilitating. It can affect your quality of life and last for months or even years...

Chronic Pain
General Health & Wellness

Getting Enough Whole Grains? You May Be Surprised

Sep 12, 2017

The popularity of whole grains has grown exponentially in the last several years, and supermarkets have started to carry more whole grain products than ever before. However, even with this rise in popularity, we are still not getting enough in our diets. Only 8 percent of Americans eat the minimum...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Digestive Health

Namaste Healthy with Yoga

Sep 12, 2017

Yoga is an ancient practice that is known to be one of the best aerobic exercises you can do for mind, body, and spirit. With such a relaxed approach toward exercise, it has gained popularity, and rightfully so, due to all the benefits it brings to your body. How Yoga Helps Yoga focuses the mind...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care