Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America. In honor of American Heart Month in February, CHI St. Luke’s Health put together an informative webinar on the unique heart attack symptoms in women. Watch the recording of the presentation below to learn more about the symptoms of a heart attack, risk factors of heart disease, and how you can start making changes to reduce your risk.
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a serious illness that can cause life-threatening complications. Most people who contract it recover in one to two weeks; however, some people are more at risk to develop flu-related health problems. These include older adults, young children, and infants. Pregnant women also tend to fare worse as their changing bodies make them susceptible to complications. See how you can protect those with weaker immune systems.
Early detection of breast cancer is the main objective of routine breast care. According to the CDC, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the United States. Early detection provides the best possibility for successful treatment. Early detection plans include performing monthly self-exams, regular visits to your doctor for scheduled clinical breast exams, and following your healthcare provider’s recommendations for mammograms, which depends on your age and…
Heat stroke is a serious emergency that occurs after extreme heat exposure. In this life-threatening event, the body is unable to cool itself down. In the harsh Texas heat, any outdoor activity can quickly lead to the failure of the body’s cooling systems, where sweating and releasing heat through the skin can’t get our internal body temperatures down.