Methodist Hospital Leads Nation in Live-Donor Kidney Transplants

  An estimated 26 million people nationwide are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases states that more than 661,000 Americans have kidney failure. Of these, 468,000 Americans are on dialysis – the highest rate of any country in the world. While the ...

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A Nursing Career with Less Student Debt

Nurses are critical to the mission of any healthcare organization. And with an aging U.S. population, experts are warning that the nation is soon going to need a lot more nurses than it currently has. Unfortunately, the cost of a nursing degree can be an impediment, with new nurses often ...

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The Lowdown on Low Blood Pressure

Most people worry about having high blood pressure. For a few people, but, low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a big worry. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80.  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines hypotension as a blood pressure lower than 90/60. There is no lower limit that is deemed unhealthy. Older ...

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Designing an Exercise Program

How to design an exercise program Exercise is essential for maintaining your health. It can also improve your overall sense of well-being. Even low-to-moderate intensity activities, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can be beneficial. These activities may include: Pleasure walking Climbing stairs Gardening Yard work Moderate-to-heavy housework Dancing Home ...

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Medication Management Tips

Medication Management Tips How many different medicines do you take? Most people with heart failure or other cardiovascular illnesses take several. It’s no wonder you may become puzzled over which medicines to take and when, how much to take, or what symptoms the drugs treat. To prevent missed or double ...

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Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don’t treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their hearts. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start ...

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Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Raising an ambitious child helps him or her become a successful adult. Here’s advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Love and accept your child unconditionally, and keep your expectations high. Don’t expect perfection, but do look for empathy, integrity and generosity. Support your child’s passions. Don’t compare your child ...

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When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First

Choosing the perfect Christmas tree is a fun tradition for many families, but it’s important to consider fire safety when decorating for the holidays, a pediatricians’ group advises. People who opt for an artificial tree should make sure it’s fire-resistant. This should be noted on its label, according to the ...

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San Antonio’s Medical Industry Announces $37 Billion in Sales

A new economic impact study out today shows San Antonio’s Healthcare and Bioscience industry is huge and growing. San Antonio’s health care and biosciences sector has more than doubled over the last decade and now accounts for one of the area’s largest industries with $37 billion in sales of products ...

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UTHSCSA Announces Affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced an affiliation agreement Nov. 1 that will create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Antonio. Beginning in mid-2017, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer ...

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