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When Your Cut Needs Stitches

When your skin, the body’s first line of defense, is broken, bacteria and germs can enter. The longer a cut remains exposed, the higher the risk of infection. Make sure to take proper first aid action, and know when to visit an emergency center for stitches. Know how to determine whether your cut...

Emergency Care
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Brace Yourself For Bug Bites

During the summer months, we often spend more time outside enjoying the warm weather. But serious insect bites and stings can quickly turn your day around for the worst. Bug bites and stings are often mild and only produce minor skin irritation. However, certain insects can trigger a toxic or...

Emergency Care
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Food, Baby: 5 Things to Never Feed Your Infant

Before babies can walk, they must learn to crawl. The same goes for their developing digestive systems. Some foods can negatively impact an infant’s health if introduced too early. Here are five things to avoid feeding your child in his or her first year. 1. Honey Honey, or foods with honey in them...

Children's Health
Maternity
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5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a PCP

A primary care physician (PCP) is always there for you, whether you have a common cold, need help managing a chronic condition, or are due for an annual checkup. These doctors tend to be the entry point for patients first entering the medical system, and developing a good working relationship with...

General Health & Wellness
Women's Health
Men's Health
Healthy Aging
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Diet vs. Exercise: Which Impacts Weight More?

Do you think limiting your number of daily calories is most important when trying to lose weight? Or is burning the extra calories through exercise more beneficial? Diet and exercise are both important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but one is more crucial when it comes to losing pounds. You’...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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Surprising Benefits of Drinking Water

Did you know your body is made up of 60 percent water? Drinking enough water keeps your body healthy and reduces the possibility of dehydration, which can cause a litany of problems. Here are some of the ways drinking the right amount of water can benefit your body. Your Brain Functions Better When...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
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Water Sports Safety Tips You Need to Know

Ready to dive into the world of water sports? Whether you're boating, snorkeling, water skiing, or swimming, any kind of activity on the water requires safety precautions and an understanding of potential dangers. This summer, make sure everyone in your family knows how to stay safe while having...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Does Turning up the Heat Actually Benefit Your Workout?

Exercising in sauna-like temperatures and sweating more may seem like you’re getting a better workout, but is increasing the heat really beneficial? Heated fitness classes—where the room temperatures are set anywhere from 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit—are rising in popularity. But they might not be...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
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Plan for It: Our Snake Bite Survival Guide

With summer comes the sun, the surf, and the snakes. June, July, and August are peak months for snake bites. Learn how to protect yourself, and know what to do when a snake gets a little too close. Venomous Snakes Texas is home to a variety of snakes, most of them nonvenomous. However, there are a...

Emergency Care
Wound Care
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Skin Cancer: How to Know If It’s More Than a Mole

Normal moles are small, dark spots on the skin that can be present during birth but usually appear during childhood or young adulthood. Moles that differ from normal ones in shape, size, and color can indicate melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Spotting the differences can be challenging, but...

General Health & Wellness
Oncology