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Are These Driving Distractions Making You Unsafe?

Each day, distracted driving contributes to a reported nine driver deaths and more than 1,000 injuries. Anything that interferes with our visual, manual, or cognitive function while driving can lead to a fatal crash. Though we most often associate distracted driving with texting, there are other...

General Health & Wellness

10 Spring Break Safety Tips

Before your trip to the beach, lake, or pool, make sure everyone has participated in formal swimming lessons and adults have taken a recent CPR course. Refresh your knowledge of important spring break safety precautions using this helpful infographic! Our freestanding emergency rooms are backed by...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health

Colorectal Cancer: The No. 2 Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths

More than 135,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2017. As one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths, it’s important to understand your personal risk factors and recognize symptoms early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS),...

Oncology
Digestive Health

3 Diets to Try This Month

Did you know that a healthy diet can decrease your risk for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer? Ditch the crash diets and unhealthy fads, and try a doctor-approved nutrition plan. While weight loss can be a result, these three diets primarily focus on preventive health to keep you...

Diet & Fitness
Cardiovascular Care
Weight Loss
General Health & Wellness

8 Ways to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Whether you struggle with kidney stones or have a family history of kidney disease, there are preventive measures you can take to decrease your risk of kidney complications. Keep these eight precautions in mind for optimal kidney health. 1. Drink plenty of water. Drinking fluids help flush out...

Kidney Care
Urology
General Health & Wellness

Diabetes: Should You Get Tested?

Diabetes is a serious disease that occurs when your body is unable to use or produce enough insulin, a hormone that converts glucose into energy. Our bodies break down the food we eat into glucose. Without the necessary amount of insulin, glucose builds up in your blood, leading to higher than...

Diabetes
General Health & Wellness

Childproof to Prevent Poisonings

You know to cover electrical outlets so children don’t get shocked, but have you considered poisonous household substances? Be sure to childproof your home to protect your children from potential poisons. In the United States, the American Association of Poison Control Centers can be reached at a...

Children's Health
Emergency Care
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8 Easy Food Swaps for a Healthier Diet

Eating healthy may seem difficult, but with our list of simple substitutes, it’s a task almost anyone can accomplish. Potential weight loss is just an added bonus to feeling your best. Replace fatty, sugary foods that leave you craving more with filling, healthier substitutes. 1. Swap red meat for...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss
Cardiovascular Care

What to Do During a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a...

Cardiovascular Care
Emergency Care

7 Busted Cold Weather Myths

While weather in Houston can be unpredictable, it’s important to prepare for winter conditions by educating yourself about health precautions before the cold weather arrives. Here are seven myths to help you separate fact from fiction and stay healthy during the winter season. Myth 1: Bundling up...

General Health & Wellness