Surviving School Stress

High school comes paired with a great deal of pressure. With college looming on the horizon, standardized tests, sports, clubs, and academics vie for your time. Throw a social life into the mix, and that’s enough to make the most balanced calendar overfull. With such a busy schedule and the anxiety...

General Health & Wellness
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Storm Safety: Hurricane Season

Are you prepared for hurricane season? Discover what you need to have ready in case a storm comes your way! Planning ahead for this type of natural disaster is important; waiting until you’re dealing with the threat or the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire can result in valuable...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
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Summer: A Hot Time for Kidney Stones

Summertime means beaches, pools, and fun in the sun. But with all that heat comes an unexpected risk—kidney stones. Warm weather brings with it a warning. You’re more likely to suffer a kidney stone during the summer than any other time of year. To avoid the increased chance of kidney stones,...

Emergency Care
Men's Health
General Health & Wellness
Kidney Care
Urology
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The Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder, meaning it is passed down through the parents’ genes. A person will be born with sickle cell disease only if two genes are inherited– one from the mother and another from the father. Hemoglobin, marked as the flawed...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Storm Safety: When Lightning Strikes

While lightning storms can occur anywhere at any time, more lightning strike casualties occur in specific locations and during certain seasons. Texas is among the top ten states for lightning strike injuries and fatalities in the country and is one of the top two states for work-related lightning...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care

What Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are pebble-like deposits that form in the kidney. Varying in size and shape, they are made out of calcium, magnesium and ammonia, uric acid, or cysteine. Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions and one of the most common urinary tract problems; one in every ten Americans...

Emergency Care
Men's Health
General Health & Wellness
Urology
Kidney Care

The Types of Stroke

The American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association, reports that strokes happen almost every 40 seconds in the United States. The effects of stroke vary from person to person based on the type, severity, location, and number of strokes. Although there is no cure...

Stroke Care
Neurology
Emergency Care
Healthy Aging

5 Unexpected Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Most people know that factors like high blood pressure and smoking increase your risk of heart disease, but there are many other contributing factors that can raise your risk. With 1 in 4 deaths in America caused by heart disease, it’s important to learn as much as possible about this deadly...

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging

The Signs of an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders affect both women and men of all ages. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. If you or someone you love may have an eating disorder, visit a healthcare professional for medical support, and know that you are not...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care

The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a serious – and sometimes deadly – consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Generally, alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and the amount of alcohol in your blood peaks within 30 to 45 minutes after your last drink. Drinking too...

Emergency Care