The Benefits of Tracking Your Sleep

People who get an appropriate amount of quality sleep at night tend to have more energy and feel less groggy during the day. While...

The Many Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is a nutrient-rich liquid made by boiling animal bones and connective tissue. Typically made from chicken, beef or fish, it can be...

What Causes Sepsis?

Many people are surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals is a condition called sepsis. In sepsis, the body’s...

Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorder

Substance abuse is the excessive use of a substance such as alcohol or a drug. While substance abuse is unhealthy and risky, it is...

Defining Depression

Is Depression a Mood Disorder? A person who is always or often sad and has little interest in relationships, hobbies and other things they once...

Bipolar I vs Bipolar II

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity level and the ability to complete daily living tasks. Types of Bipolar...

How Do PTSD Symptoms Differ for Children, Adults, and Soldiers/Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which a person who has witnessed or experienced frightening, life-threatening or disturbing events has recurring flashbacks,...

Common Treatment Options for Depression

Depression is a common but serious illness that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities that a person previously enjoyed. Unlike temporary...

4 Ways to Build Gratitude

Despite the thanks-centered holiday that kicks off the winter season, it can be hard to be grateful during these months. Too much to do,...

Why You Need Probiotics

Sometimes it's necessary to bring the big guns when you're feeling icky, but it doesn't always take a high-powered drug to help you feel...

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Ways to keep your heart healthy

4 Tips to Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Every month we will be featuring experts from across our healthcare system to share tips and tricks with us on how to live healthier...

Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Lowering your cholesterol can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. So why not start today? Here are seven ways you can start...

Baptist Patient Stories, Charla Perez

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, it is a good time to pause and reflect on all of our blessings. Charla, is one of...

6 Ways to Stop ‘Sitting Disease’

Have you heard of ‘sitting disease?’ Don’t laugh. It’s a condition that has been linked to many serious health issues and even premature death....

How Sickle Cell Anemia Affects the Heart

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition in which red blood cells, which are normally round and flexible, become c-shaped, hard and sticky. The...