3 Diets to Try This Month

Did you know that a healthy diet can decrease your risk for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer? Ditch the crash diets and unhealthy fads, and try a doctor-approved nutrition plan. While weight loss can be a result, these three diets primarily focus on preventive health to keep you...

Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness

8 Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Whether you struggle with kidney stones or have a family history of kidney disease, there are preventive measures you can take to decrease your risk of kidney complications. Keep these eight precautions in mind for optimal kidney health. 1. Drink plenty of water. Drinking fluids help flush out...

Kidney Care
Urology
General Health & Wellness

Diabetes: Should You Get Tested?

Diabetes is a serious disease that occurs when your body is unable to use or produce enough insulin, a hormone that converts glucose into energy. Our bodies break down the food we eat into glucose. Without the necessary amount of insulin, glucose builds up in your blood, leading to higher than...

Diabetes
General Health & Wellness

10 Spring Break Safety Tips

Before your trip to the beach, lake, or pool, make sure everyone has participated in formal swimming lessons and adults have taken a recent CPR course. Refresh your knowledge of important spring break safety precautions using this helpful infographic! Our freestanding emergency rooms are backed by...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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8 Easy Food Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Eating healthy may seem difficult, but with our list of simple substitutes, it’s a task almost anyone can accomplish. Potential weight loss is just an added bonus to feeling your best. Replace fatty, sugary foods that leave you craving more with filling, healthier substitutes. 1. Swap red meat for...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Cardiovascular Care

7 Busted Cold Weather Myths

While weather in Houston can be unpredictable, it’s important to prepare for winter conditions by educating yourself about health precautions before the cold weather arrives. Here are seven myths to help you separate fact from fiction and stay healthy during the winter season. Myth 1: Bundling up...

General Health & Wellness

Before Birth: Prenatal Screenings Every Mother Should Consider

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, and sometimes, great anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed preparing for your baby’s arrival. As the countdown continues and your bump grows, you may wonder whether your baby is developing normally. While most women have healthy pregnancies, it's...

Maternity

What to Do During a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

Silent Heart Attacks: More Common Than You Think

Did you know that a heart attack doesn’t always have obvious symptoms? Research shows that up to half of all heart attacks may not have typical symptoms, such as crushing pain in your chest, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care
Our Game Plan in Genetics

Our Game Plan in Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine is unlocking the code within each person’s DNA to shine light on complex hidden conditions and cure illnesses once thought incurable. All cancers are considered genetic due to their association with gene mutations after birth. Only a small percentage of cancer is actually...

Oncology
General Health & Wellness