Find answers to common questions about your health. Learn about treatments, procedures, and ways to practice self-care.
Heart Health View More
What Does a Cardiothoracic Surgeon Do? Answers to Common Questions
What is cardiothoracic surgery, and what conditions do cardiothoracic surgeons treat? Get answers to common questions about cardiothoracic surgery.
CPR: Know the Basics and Local Resources
Learn about the importance of CPR with step-by-step guidance on how to perform it, and learn valuable information about local resources for training.
How Automated External Defibrillators Save Lives
An Automated External Defibrillator is an easy-to-use device that can save a life in a few seconds. Here is everything you need to know about these machines.
Preventive Cardiology: Taking Steps to Prevent Heart Disease
A cardiologist will take preventive measures to assess and monitor risk factors and if needed they can suggest appropriate treatments or interventions.
Learn What to Do If Someone is Having a Heart Attack
Having a plan can help you act quickly should a heart attack happen to someone with you. If this medical event occurs, time is of the essence.
Pre Existing Heart Disease and Pregnancy
Women who were born with congenital heart conditions or who have been diagnosed with heart disease later in life are often under the care of cardiologists for ongoing monitoring of their hearts.
Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: What’s the Difference
When you have a sudden heart issue, it might not be clear if it’s cardiac arrest or a heart attack. Let us help you with answers to commonly asked questions.
Student Athlete Heart Screenings
Learn why heart screenings for student athletes are important and what heart conditions can be screened for your child.
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening?
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening checks to see if an aorta is bulging or swelling. If there is bulging or swelling, then you will be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Family Medicine View More
Boost Immunity and Conquer Sickness in 2024 with Proven Strategies
Stay healthy in 2024. Discover essential tips for a strong immune system and have a game plan when sickness strikes through On Demand Care.
CHRISTUS Health’s 2023 Health Recap
Explore CHRISTUS Health's 2023 Health Recap – a comprehensive look at prevalent conditions, top treatments, and expert insights. Uncover the reasons behind health choices, empowering you to make informed decisions for a healthier 2024.
Primary Care Provider: Your Partner in High Blood Pressure Management
On your journey to better health, your primary care provider is your guiding light. They’re your partner in identifying and managing a critical condition – high blood pressure.
Do You Have an Exercise Prescription?
Exercise prescriptions are becoming more popular in health care, as they are a simple way to improve overall health and empower patients. Learn more about the benefits of exercise prescriptions.
How Long Does Gout Last?
Find out how to manage your gout symptoms and how long they may last with the right care.
What Does Lupus Feel Like?
Find out how visiting a primary care doctor can help treat symptoms of lupus and prevent future flare ups.
Skin and Bones: Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs alongside another -- psoriasis, a skin condition in which cells overproduce, causing areas of scaly skin. Talk to your primary care provider or rheumatologist for diagnosis and management.
Why You Should Take a Kidney Infection Seriously
A kidney infection can be a painful condition. Learn who is more likely to be affected and find out about treatment and how to reduce your risk.
Health at 50+: What Women Need to Know
Women’s unique health needs begin to change with age. Find out what older women need to know to stay healthy and live a long and happy life.
Treating Common Illnesses View More
Sinus Infections vs. Allergies: Key Differences and Effective Treatment Strategies
Sinus Infections vs. Allergies: Learn how to identify unique symptoms, manage conditions effectively, and when to seek medical help for both.
Learn from our CHRISTUS specialist about diseases and other common colds.
Is a Sinus Infection Contagious?
Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, mimic the symptoms of colds, but can a sinus infection spread as quickly as a cold?
How Long Does the Flu Vaccine Last?
Our clinicians answer questions about the flu vaccine. For example, how often do you need it? Why should you get the flu vaccine? Does it make you sick? Read more here.
How Serious Is Influenza and How Does the Flu Spread?
Influenza, or the flu, is still very serious and can lead to health complications or death. Learn how flu spreads and what you can do to help prevent it.
Stages of the Common Cold
The common cold is a viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. There is no cure and antibiotics won't help. Find out the common stages of the common cold.
When to Take a Baby with RSV to the Hospital?
CHRISTUS Health clinicians explain when parents should be concerned about RSV in their children. As a parent, it’s difficult to know whether your child has a common cold or RSV.
Treating Nasal Obstruction and Congestion During Allergy Season
During allergy season, make good decisions on nasal obstruction and congestion. For example, did you know that blowing your nose a lot can make sinus pressure and irritation worse?
3 Ways to Relieve a Stuffy Nose
There are some newer options available for families to help clear the nose and mouth of mucus.
Caring for Our Children View More
Congenital Heart Defects: What Parents Need to Know After Their Baby's Diagnosis
Has your baby been diagnosed with a heart defect? Find out answers to your questions from Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Dr. Acosta.
Child Car Seat Safety: Tips to Protect Your Little Ones in the Car
A staggering 46% of all car seats are misused, posing a significant risk to children. Learn more about how to ensure your child is safe in the car through proper car seat selection, installation, and sizing.
The Importance of Children’s Eye Health
Eye health is one of the most important aspects of a child’s overall well-being. Poor vision can have a significant impact on learning and development. It affects their ability to participate in activities and interact with the world around them.
Navigating Child Vaccinations: How Your Pediatrician Can Help
Protect your children’s health with vaccines. Vaccines are safe, effective, and important to help protect your child from serious diseases.
Does Your Child Have an Asthma Action Plan?
Ensuring a smooth transition back to school includes preparing your child's Asthma Action Plan. Find out how you can create an Asthma Action Plan for your child.
9 Tips to Prepare Your Child for the New School year
Getting back into the routine of school is always challenging, but it will be extremely challenging if you do not prepare. Here are nine ways you can help your child prepare for the school year now.
Parenting Resolutions for the New Year
Consider a few resolutions that will help build stronger relationships with your children.
The Importance of Oral Health for Kids
Teaching your child about good oral hygiene from the start can prevent tooth decay, gum disease and other complications.
Occupational Therapy and Children
Occupational therapy is a vital part of many children’s therapy regimens.
Orthopedics View More
When Should You Start Worrying About Knee Pain? Expert Advice from Dr. Hayden Joseph
Struggling with knee pain? Learn when it's time to consult a health care provider. Dr. Hayden Joseph, a Longview orthopedic surgeon, shares insights on maintaining joint health and recognizing chronic pain.
The Benefits of Choosing a Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Discover why choosing a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon can make a significant difference in your treatment and recovery. Learn from the insights of Longview's top fellowship-trained surgeons and understand the unparalleled benefits they offer.
5 Key Factors for Selecting a Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon
Discover the essential factors you should consider when choosing an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. From specialized training to patient rapport, learn what truly matters.
Strategies to Relieve Hip Bursitis Pain
Learn how to relieve hip bursitis pain. Uncover effective strategies and techniques to relieve pain, regain mobility, and reclaim your active lifestyle.
When Should I Worry About Middle Back Pain?
Do you have middle back pain? Learn ways you can effectively manage the pain in your everyday life, and if further diagnosis and treatment may be needed to relieve the pain.
Learn How to Reduce the Risk of Slips and Falls
Slipping and falling in your own home can cause serious injury, yet falls are one of the most common accidents in our homes.
Men's Health Checks Between 30 and 40
Because health risks increase with age, men need to take preventative measures throughout their lives. We’ve got tips for men ages 30-40 to protect their health.
What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Do?
Orthopedic surgeons play a crucial role in helping people recover and be free of pain in any one of these musculoskeletal areas. Orthopedics can perform surgery, diagnose a patient’s problems, and recommend treatment options to improve your health.
How Do You Sit with Sacroiliac Joint Pain?
Sacroiliac joint pain can be a burden if you sit for a long time each day. The pain from SI joint pain can be felt in the lower back, buttocks, thigh and leg. Find out how you can relieve SI joint pain.