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New Year’s resolutions are set with a positive, optimistic mindset.

How To Reframe Your New Year’s Resolution With Self-Compassion

Jan 08, 2021

There’s a lot of excitement that comes with setting New Year’s resolutions. Taking a chance to improve certain aspects of our lives gives many people hope and motivation at the start of the year. You’re probably familiar with the most common New Year’s resolutions: Get in shape Eat healthier Save...

General Health & Wellness
Woman improves her overall health and wellness by maintaining and paying attention to her thyroid health.

How the Thyroid Affects Every Part of Your Body

Jan 07, 2021

The thyroid is a gland that sits on the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. And while it’s only two inches long, it can control many of your body’s essential functions. Thyroid hormones are used throughout your body, affecting a wide range of activities, including metabolism, growth...

General Health & Wellness
The Smart Health Podcast

FAQs About the COVID-19 Vaccine | The Smart Health Podcast

Jan 04, 2021

In the latest episode of The Smart Health Podcast, Kevin Keys interviewed three of our doctors about the COVID-19 vaccines. Our all-star panel includes: Dr. Syed Raza, Internal Medicine Physician, VP of Medical Operations at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital Dr. Charles Sims, Infectious...

The Smart Health Podcast
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
Young child plays with safe toys his parents gave him for Christmas

9 Toys To Avoid Giving This Year for the Holidays

Dec 15, 2020

As we approach the holidays, we welcome a season of giving. Choosing toys that are considered safe for your children should be a priority as you check off your gift list. Our Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group pediatricians provide tips about toys that are not safe to give this season. 1. Spinning,...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Woman practices self-compassion at the office to lower stress, improve self-esteem...

Is Self-Compassion the Key to Better Health?

Dec 15, 2020

Many people are able to show compassion or kindness to others, but to treat oneself with goodwill is an undervalued skill with important benefits. Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding and acceptance inward, and recent studies have found that it has both physical and psychological...

General Health & Wellness
Resolutions - Spirit
A couple toasts in the New Year over a virtual video call.

How To Celebrate New Year's Eve While Social Distancing

Dec 15, 2020

Like almost every other holiday in 2020, New Year's Eve celebrations are looking very different from those of years past. Staying safe and protecting the health of our community is our top priority, so check out our favorite ways to ring in the new year while avoiding COVID-19, including: A...

General Health & Wellness
Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine move through a machine during production.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Dec 09, 2020

If you watch the news or spend time on social media, you’ve probably heard about several COVID-19 vaccines that are seeking emergency-use authorization from the FDA. But what does this mean for you? We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so here’s what we know so far....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Vaccine
Your Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas 2020

Dec 09, 2020

Even more than usual, everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy this winter. So when you’re shopping for gifts this holiday season, consider giving something they’ll really appreciate: thoughtful presents that focus on health and wellness. Because no matter how long the pandemic lasts, it’s...

General Health & Wellness
Back pain interferes with daily life. A stiff or sore back can be distracting and even debilitating.

The First Steps to Take When Treating a Stiff Back

Dec 08, 2020

Back pain is an extremely common condition, with at least 80% of Americans experiencing it in their lifetimes. This does not mean it’s not something you should ever ignore, however. There are several different potential causes for chronic back pain, and it may be difficult to identify the source...

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
General Health & Wellness

How To Wash Your Hands: Christmas Carol Edition

Dec 07, 2020

We WASH you a merry Christmas and a healthy new year! Download our festive handwashing posters to make sure you’re lathering up for the right amount of time. How important is washing your hands? Viruses, like COVID-19 and the flu, spread when they’re able to enter the mucous membranes in your eyes...

Infectious Diseases
General Health & Wellness