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Fitness for the Whole Family

Jan 12, 2018

The benefits of physical activity are clear. Kids and adults who stay active have a healthier weight, stronger muscles and bones, and a decreased likelihood of developing certain diseases. Physical activity can also boost confidence and lessen feelings of depression. As children age, they often...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
Resolutions - Body

4 Ways to Reach Your Weight-Loss Resolution

Jan 12, 2018

After a whirlwind of indulgent holiday parties, the new year is the perfect time to set your weight-loss resolution. Getting to a healthy weight can help you live a longer, happier, and healthier life. While a balanced diet and exercise are key to weight management, integrating them into your day...

Weight Loss
Diet & Fitness
Resolutions - Body

6 Resolutions for a Safer Year

Jan 12, 2018

Each new year, many people are quick to start a fad diet or buy a gym membership they end up only using for the month. However, there are some longer-term positive resolutions you can make to keep yourself and your family healthy throughout the new year. 1. Focus on Home Safety General home safety...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness

How to Wash Your Hands

Dec 12, 2017

In addition to getting your flu vaccination, washing your hands is a great way to reduce the spread of the flu virus. Make a same or next-day appointment to receive this year’s flu vaccine or get a diagnosis and treatment for any current illness. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care...

Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Infectious Diseases
5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

5 Ways to Improve Your Fitness Level This Winter

Dec 12, 2017

As the chilly weather sets in, working out can be a challenge when a cozy couch is calling your name. It’s normal to feel a lack of motivation about maintaining your physical fitness during winter. However, there are plenty of things you can do to stay active and even improve your fitness level...

Diet & Fitness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Weight Loss
Resolutions - Body

3 Common Flu Misconceptions

Dec 12, 2017

Catching the flu, also called seasonal influenza, can be a miserable experience—causing high fever, headaches, muscle aches, the chills, and fatigue. Avoiding the flu starts with education. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions on how to prevent the flu. To stay healthy during this cold and...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases

Your First Well-Woman Visit: What to Expect

Dec 12, 2017

Many women are apprehensive about their first appointment with a gynecologist, but knowing what to expect can put much of that fear to rest. Most doctors recommend scheduling your first well-woman exam when you begin experiencing menstrual problems, become sexually active, or turn 21. Here’s what...

Women's Health

Sticking to Your Diet During the Holidays

Dec 12, 2017

While the holiday season is a lovely time to enjoy delicious food with good company, you don’t have to let it completely derail your diet. You can still make smart food choices, enjoy the foods you love, and keep your weight in check. All you need to do is establish your goals and the strategies it...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Woman with heartburn

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

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

Nov 12, 2017

Diabetes is a group of disorders leading to chronic high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce enough or properly use insulin to regulate these levels. There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Today, diabetes impacts about 29 million Americans, 90...

Diabetes