September 2022

High Blood Pressure: Your Common Questions Answered 

By |2022-09-03T08:22:43-05:00September 17th, 2022|Daily Living, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

While nearly half of US adults suffer from high blood pressure (commonly referred to as HBP or hypertension), many people with the condition have no symptoms that let them know there is a problem. We know—that’s a frustrating sentence to hear. But we’ve compiled the following info and tips to help you avoid risky blood [...]

August 2022

Surviving Ragweed Allergies: 3 Tips for Fall Allergy Season

By |2022-07-30T15:01:14-05:00August 29th, 2022|Daily Living, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

If Ragweed Allergies Have You Reaching For Tissues, These Tips Are For You! Ragweed allergy season is upon us, a time of year many people celebrate by incessant sneezing. Fall allergy season is ragweed pollen’s time to shine, and if you’re one of the many seasonal allergy sufferers reaching for the tissues this fall, ragweed [...]

Do Pears Have Nutritional Value? Here Are 3 Benefits to Pears 

By |2022-07-30T15:00:14-05:00August 15th, 2022|Daily Living, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

While apples, bananas, strawberries, and oranges still seem to be favorites, we shouldn’t ignore those pears in the fruit bowl. Pears have nutritional value that cannot be ignored, and nothing beats biting into a perfectly ripe, juicy pear! Thank goodness August is the start of pear season, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spotlight this [...]

The Top 5 Watermelon Benefits for Your Health 

By |2022-07-30T14:56:01-05:00August 2nd, 2022|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Holidays, Wellness & Nutrition|

Why Is Watermelon Good for You? Find Out for National Watermelon Day! Watermelon benefits your health by fueling your body with exactly what it needs, especially if you’re out in high temperatures. Packed with sugar and nutrients, high water content, easily portable…what’s not to love? It’s one of those foods that seems too good to [...]

July 2022

The Surprising Health Benefits of Saunas 

By |2022-07-07T11:08:14-05:00July 18th, 2022|Daily Living, Uncategorized, Wellness & Nutrition|

The High Heat of Dry Saunas Can Be Great For Your Heart, But Can Be Risky For Some Groups Saunas are paradoxical places. In a sauna, you voluntarily expose yourself to the kind of heat that could otherwise seriously endanger your health. And in a sauna, such high temperatures can provide many of the health [...]

June 2022

Can Summer Heat Literally Drive People Crazy? Exploring the Mental Health Impact of High Temperatures

By |2022-06-30T08:40:07-05:00June 30th, 2022|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

The Connection Between Hot Weather and Mental Health Summertime is a season of contrasts. Kids are finally home from school but it’s too hot for them to go outside and play all day. And while the season tends to be associated with family vacations and relaxing days at the pool, there is also something about [...]

Why Health Education Is Important 

By |2022-06-06T10:34:49-05:00June 7th, 2022|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

A Crash Course in the Many Types of Health Education and How Health Education Helps You Live Your Best Life What do restaurant and food safety inspectors, public health researchers, nutritionists, social workers, and epidemiologists all have in common? If you can think of a good punchline for that joke we’d love to hear it, [...]

May 2022

A Healer and a Soother: Here Are 5 Benefits to the Aloe Vera Plant

By |2022-06-30T08:38:27-05:00May 26th, 2022|Daily Living, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Humans have relied on the healing properties of the aloe vera plant for over 5,000 years, and mentions of its usage date back to ancient Chinese and Sumerian writings from around 3,000 B.C. Almost every civilization has made use of this reliable plant, whether for health, beauty, skin care, or its medicinal qualities.  Although our [...]

Summer First Aid Kit Tips From Hospitality Health ER’s Physician Director  

By |2022-06-06T10:31:10-05:00May 1st, 2022|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

With summer quickly approaching, Hospitality Health ER’s Physician Director, Dr. Jeffrey Beers, shared some insights into essential items that will help you and your family stay healthy and safe during Texas’ triple degree weather.  According to the CDC, nearly half of U.S. adults do not have the resources and plans in place in the event [...]

April 2022

Electrolyte Balance 101

By |2022-04-01T23:34:59-05:00April 18th, 2022|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

Replenishing Your Electrolytes Without Getting Too Many  Though electrolytes are featured prominently in ads for sports drinks as a way to help your body recover after working out, over-consuming them won’t make you any healthier. In fact, getting too many electrolytes can be as bad as not getting enough. So, what exactly are these mysterious [...]