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Plan for It: Electric Shock First Aid

The amount of damage an electric current can cause is, well, shocking. Electricity running through the body can result in many disastrous injuries, including broken bones and cardiac arrest. Learn what steps you should take to keep everyone as safe as possible in the event of an electric shock....

Emergency Care
Workplace Wellness
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7 Surprising Factors That Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

You’ve probably heard that an unhealthy diet or a family history of breast cancer can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. However, there are many more risk factors you might not have considered. Knowing risk factors gives you the power to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk and...

Healthy Aging
Oncology
Women's Health
Breast Cancer
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MRSA: The Superbug of Staph Infections

In science class, you learned that organisms will adapt to better survive in their chosen environments. The MRSA infection did just this and evolved to be resistant to certain antibiotics. Read on to learn what that means for you and your health. What Is MRSA? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

Emergency Care
Geneal Health & Wellness
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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Suicidal Thoughts: Spot To Stop

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or feelings, there is hope. Visit your nearest emergency department, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are always open and ready to help. Risk Factors For...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Common Signs of Bullying & What You Can Do

Many kids experience bullying on a regular basis at school, on the playground, or even at home between siblings. But is there anything parents can do to change this trend? CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Departments encourage you to do your part to prevent and stop bullying. How Common is Bullying...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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5x the Risk: The Common Condition That Could Lead to Stroke

A stroke is a major, life-threatening emergency that occurs when blood flow to the brain gets blocked or interrupted. Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a common heart condition that dramatically increases your risk of stroke. The good news is that many treatments can help you manage AFib and lower...

Emergency Care
Healthy Aging
Cardiovascular Care
Stroke Care
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Plan for It: Food Poisoning Prevention

Perhaps you’ve heard about the romaine lettuce recall, or you’ve had to call in sick to work due to some bad sushi. Food poisoning is more prevalent than you might think; the FDA states that 1 in 6 Americans will develop a case of food poisoning this year. Learn how to protect yourself from...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health
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Plan for It: How to Perform CPR

If someone collapses in front of you, how would you respond? Being prepared allows you to take charge of the situation and potentially save a life. If you have not been professionally trained in CPR, or are a little rusty, hands-only CPR without rescue breaths is the way to go. Follow this guide to...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Helping Your Child Prevent Dehydration at Practice

As fall sports start up, now is a great time to instill good hydration habits in your kids. Without frequent reminders, children may not drink enough liquid to stay hydrated while participating in extracurricular activities. Prolonged amounts of heat, strenuous exercise, and inadequate fluid intake...

Children's Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Emergency Care