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How Nutrition Counseling Can Help You Manage Heart Disease Sep 4th, 2020

Much attention is given to preventing major illnesses such as heart disease with diet, and science continues to show the positive link between good nutrition and heart health. It’s also true that if you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, a healthy diet is essential to managing your condition and...

What Screenings Does My Child Need? Aug 19th, 2020

From infancy through adulthood, the medical community works hard to help prevent and/or identify conditions that endanger your overall health and well-being. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, routine childhood screenings are designed to spot vitamin deficiencies, developmental delays, and other childhood issues early, when they’re typically more responsive...

Back Pain and Heart Attack: What's the Link? Jul 21st, 2020

Chest pain remains the most common symptom of a heart attack, but there are other warning signs you shouldn’t ignore, such as back pain. Interestingly, the American Heart Association notes that women are more likely than men to report back pain occurring before and during a heart attack. Our team...

Summertime Tips for Managing Diabetes Jun 10th, 2020

Summertime fun can make it difficult to stick with your diabetes routine. All those spur-of-the-moment picnics and weekend getaways can wreck your diet and medication schedule. You may be surprised to learn, however, that no matter what your plans are, managing diabetes is often trickier in the summer than at...

Get Ahead of Osteoporosis With a Bone Density Test May 19th, 2020

May is National Osteoporosis Month, a perfect time to learn more about this relatively common condition and why bone density testing matters. The team at Calvary Medical Clinic is happy to join with health care professionals across the nation in promoting awareness and prevention of osteoporosis. At Calvary Medical Clinic,...

4 Reasons You May Need an EKG Apr 16th, 2020

Unlike those medical tests they promise will be “mostly” painless but aren’t, an EKG is a truly pain-free test that health care providers use to get a quick recording of your heart’s electrical activity. The way your heart’s electrical system functions is important, because electrical signals control the rhythm and...

How to Survive Spring Allergy Season Feb 29th, 2020

After a dreary Texas winter, it’s hard to find fault with the birdsong and fresh green growth of spring. Unless, of course, you have springtime allergies. All that sneezing, those itchy eyes, and the constant nasal drainage can make it hard to celebrate the new season. At Calvary Medical Clinic,...

5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication Feb 21st, 2020

At Calvary Medical Clinic, with locations in Cleveland, Livingston, and Humble, Texas, our team of top-rated health care providers understand the importance of controlling high blood pressure. But can you really lower your blood pressure without medication? Yes. It may not work for everyone, but there’s a distinct possibility that...

What Are the Symptoms of IBS? Dec 31st, 2019

It’s normal to have periodic digestive issues, such as gas, diarrhea, and constipation. When these symptoms become chronic or painful, however, they could be a sign of an underlying condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But how do you know if you have IBS and not just a sensitive...

Nine Tips for Preventing Winter Colds and Flu Dec 8th, 2019

Nobody likes getting sick, and with cold and flu season in full swing, you may want to take steps so you don’t have to suffer through the coughing, sneezing, and body aches these two viruses can cause.  At Calvary Medical Clinic, we want nothing more than to help you stay...

Could High Cholesterol be Causing Your Chest Pain? Nov 11th, 2019

Do you sometimes feel pain, pressure, or discomfort in your chest? If so, you may have angina, a condition in which your heart doesn’t get enough of the oxygen-rich blood it needs. Angina can have a variety of causes, but the most common is coronary heart disease, which occurs when...