When the Flu Becomes an Emergency

Flu season is upon us, and you need to make sure you keep yourself healthy in the cool weather. The first step is protecting yourself by getting this year’s flu vaccine. The next step involves taking the proper health precautions, like washing your hands often, staying away from sick people, and...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Healthy Aging
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The Texan's Guide to Driving in Winter

With temperatures that rarely drop below freezing, it’s common to find a native Texan who doesn’t have much experience driving in inclement winter weather. Driving in slick conditions can be nerve-wracking, even for the skilled driver. But there’s no need to worry! We’ve compiled the best tips to...

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Elderly man stretching to relieve lower back pain

3 Essential Moves for Relieving Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a problem for the majority of adults in America. There are numerous causes, including overuse of muscles, inactivity, spasms, improper stretching, and excess weight. The good news is there are ways you can loosen up and strengthen key muscles to alleviate the ache. Before trying...

General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Healthy Aging
Bone & Joint Health
Chronic Pain
Fatty fish, oils, avocados, and nuts

Is Keto the Key to Weight Loss?

It seems like there’s always a new diet trend that becomes the talk of the town, and then just as quickly as that one comes, it’s replaced with another. These diets also tend to be controversial, with people claiming each one is the ultimate way to lose weight and others saying that they’re...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Thyroid Exam

The Essential Guide to How Your Thyroid Works

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls many of your organs’ important functions. However, it rarely gets the attention it deserves, and many people don’t know what it does or how it works. This small gland affects many bodily processes, so it’s vital to know how it can...

General Health & Wellness
Thyroid
What to Do If Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object

What to Do If Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object

As you think about what to buy your children for the holiday season, it is important to keep toy safety in mind. Choking on or swallowing small pieces from toys is a possibility for young children. Keep your children safe and know what to do if your child swallows a foreign object. Toy Safety Tips...

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Children's Health
Holiday Spirits and Safe Drinking

Holiday Spirits and Safe Drinking

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, and alcohol is often an expected party guest. While drinking in moderation can be part of holiday festivities for adults 21 and older, keep these guidelines in mind to keep yourself and your party guests safe. Manage Party...

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Heart Health Concerns During the Holidays

Heart Health Concerns During the Holidays

Winter is a time for family celebrations, warm cocoa, and holiday cheer. Unfortunately, the season can also intensify heart problems and lead to heart attacks. Heart-related mortality rates increase 5 percent during the holidays, particularly around Christmas and New Year’s Day. Take care of your...

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Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
How You Can Stop a Heart Attack From Making a Comeback

How You Can Stop a Heart Attack From Making a Comeback

A heart attack damages the tissue in your heart, leading to a higher risk of having another. While the thought of recurring heart attacks is terrifying, you don’t have to live in fear. These lifestyle changes can lower your risk and improve your cardiovascular health. Check It Out Be sure to visit...

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General Health & Wellness

‘Tis the Season for Tension: Surprising Holiday Stressors

While the holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year, it’s also known as one of the most stressful. Between the anxiety that stems from additional financial obligations to the strain that comes from trying to be the perfect host, it seems like stress is far too common in winter...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care