How to Measure Your Risk for Heart Disease

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Doctors use a variety of screenings to grade your heart health. Cholesterol, weight/BMI, blood glucose and blood pressure are those numbers that you should know to measure your risk for developing heart disease. High numbers can indicate that you are at risk for developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several forms of cancer. Understanding the […]

When Allergies Attack: How to Know if It’s a Cold or Seasonal Allergies

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It’s officially spring, which can sometimes mean one thing: allergies. As pollen season approaches, parents often wonder when their child is congested, “Is it a cold or allergies?” Dr. Sandhya Mani with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Allergy and Immunology Clinic shares some helpful tips for adults and children alike. Colds: Cold and […]

6 Ways to Teach Your Child about Sugar

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Many parents make a conscious effort to keep their kitchens free from excess sugar found in many children’s foods. They steer clear of cookies, candies and other junk foods, replacing them with healthier snack options. But what about those juice boxes, sports drinks and diet sodas that are so popular? Dr. Patrice J. Tyson, a […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men vs. Women

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All heart attacks are not created equally, and that is especially true when it comes to the difference in symptoms between men and women. Knowing how to identify heart attack symptoms is critical to getting treatment quicker and saving valuable heart muscle. Dr. Tara Jarreau of Louisiana Cardiology Associates offers the following advice on recognizing […]

6 Simple Steps to Improve Your Sleep

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Feeling tired? So get in bed and go to sleep. For some people, that is easier said than done. Lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Here are a few tips to help you get a better night’s sleep from Sleep Medicine Specialist, […]