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How You Can Successfully Manage Heart Failure

Anyone with heart failure knows that the name can be a little misleading. Your heart hasn’t stopped beating; it’s just not quite as effective as it should be. In other words, it’s failing to pump blood to every part of your body, not failing to work entirely. You probably also know that heart...

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Cardiovascular Care
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How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. While the risk of having a stroke increases with age, strokes can happen at any age. Use the acronym “F.A.S.T.” to spot the signs of a stroke quickly. In the event of a stroke,...

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General Health & Wellness
Stroke Care
Neurology
Healthy Aging
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When to Visit the Emergency Room Following a Head Trauma

About 1.7 million people visit the emergency room with head injuries each year. These head injuries include concussions, scalp wounds and skull fractures, which are often caused by car accidents, physical assaults, falls, accidents at home or work, or while playing sports. If you or a loved one...

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Neurology
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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How to Avoid Emergencies on Halloween

Halloween is the 5th highest-ranking holiday for children’s emergency room visits. We think the scariest part of Halloween should not involve a trip to the ER. The most common emergencies on Halloween can be avoided with these safety tips. Costume Caution Certain costumes can become hazardous to...

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Children's Health
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Common Accidents That Result in ER Visits

Many things can lead to emergency room visits, including severe headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain and injuries sustained from accidents. Accidental injuries can be sustained both inside and outside your own home. Some of the most common accidental injuries originate from falls, motor vehicle...

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General Health & Wellness
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5 Common Poisonings Leading to ER Visits

According to the Center for Disease Control, poisoning causes approximately 1,940 people to go to the emergency room every day. Check out the five of the most common types of poisoning to watch for in your home. 1. Food Poisoning Food poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning and is...

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4 Common Signs of Appendicitis

In the United States, appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdominal pain requiring surgery, with one in 15 Americans having appendicitis in their lifetime. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked and inflamed. While appendicitis symptoms vary from person to person, there...

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General Health & Wellness
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The Warning Signs of Brain Aneurysms

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, a brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes in the United States. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases; therefore, it is extremely important to understand the risk factors and symptoms. Risk Factors for Brain Aneurysms 1. Family and...

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Neurology
Stroke Care
Healthy Aging
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10 Things That Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Some risk factors are not controllable, but there are things you can do to decrease your risk of a heart attack. Learn the 5 Common Signs of a Heart Attack so you know when to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Here are 10 things that increase your risk of having a heart attack and some...

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Healthy Aging
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5 Common Signs of a Heart Attack

Each year, approximately 720,000 Americans have a heart attack (source: CDC). The symptoms of a heart attack vary not only from person to person, but also from one heart attack experience to another in the same individual. It is important to remember that heart attacks can come on gradually or all...

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Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging