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Our Healthy Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Nov 08, 2019

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which can leave many people feeling anxious about buying the perfect presents for their loved ones. If the thought of buying gifts is enough to stress you out, you’re not alone! The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re sharing our favorite...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
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The Truth Behind the Gut-Brain Connection

Nov 08, 2019

Have you ever been so nervous that it felt like your stomach was in knots? Or maybe you reached a point where you were so stressed out you had no appetite? These conditions hint at a connection between your stomach and your brain. Researchers have recently delved into this topic to learn more about...

Digestive Health
Neurology
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HIPEC: A 3-in-1 Approach to Treating Cancer

Nov 01, 2019

If you’ve ever dropped a glass on the floor, you may have responded by sweeping up the largest shards and then vacuuming to get the tiny pieces that remained. This is the general idea behind combining cytoreductive surgery and the HIPEC procedure for patients with abdominal cancers. This innovative...

Oncology
Lung Cancer
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Vaping and Your Lungs: What We Know so Far

Oct 28, 2019

As more cases of mysterious lung diseases appear in the news, doctors and researchers are turning their attention toward vaping, a trend that’s quickly gained popularity. Some are drawing comparisons between e-cigarettes and their tech-free predecessors, noting that many people believed cigarettes...

Lung Care
Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
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From Mythology to Reality: Restoring Sight in the Blind

Oct 23, 2019

Can a device really restore sight to the blind? That’s what physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are testing with the Orion cortical visual prosthesis from Second Sight Medical Products. With a name derived from the myth of Orion who went blind and regained...

Neurology
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10 Holiday Health Tips

Oct 23, 2019

The number of emergency room visits increases during the holiday season! Stay safe and give yourself the gift of health with these tips. As always, CHI St. Luke's Health emergency rooms will be open 24/7 throughout the holiday season.

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
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Silent Seizures: A Surprising Phenomenon in Alzheimer's Disease

Oct 22, 2019

People often associate seizures with convulsions and a complete loss of bodily control. However, there’s another type of seizure that happens deep within the brain and might be difficult to notice. Symptoms of silent seizures include a momentary loss of responsiveness, a blank stare, or fluttering...

Neurology
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What Your Skin Is Saying About Your Health

Oct 16, 2019

Clear, glowing skin tends to be on everyone’s wishlist, but if you regularly experience breakouts or unexplained rashes from time to time, it’s easy to become frustrated. Did you know that pimples and other blemishes aren’t always a sign of a lacking skin-care routine, though? Instead, they might...

General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging
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A Diabetic's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Oct 16, 2019

Many assume that a diabetes-friendly diet lacks sweetness and excitement, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Using wholesome ingredients and interesting alternatives can make your meals delicious and nutritious. One way you can do this is by using a diabetic-safe sweetener in place of granulated...

Diabetes
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3 Common Elective Procedures You Should Consider

Oct 15, 2019

Have you ever considered a surgical solution to a chronic condition but changed your mind due to cost? Elective procedures treat non life-threatening conditions, which leads many people to believe that their insurance won’t cover them. However, these surgeries can significantly improve your quality...

General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Acid Reflux
Bone & Joint Health