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What All Parents Need to Know About Lice

Your child comes home from school, and they can’t seem to stop scratching their head. Could it be lice? Learn more about these little bugs and how you can tell if you have a case of them. What Are Lice? Lice are small bugs that live on the head and feed on blood from your scalp. They live for about...

Children's Health
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Out of Rhythm: The Dangers of AFib

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is a heart condition where the atria, the upper parts of the heart, contract irregularly and don’t push blood into the ventricles as they should. Electrical impulses are what signals your heart to beat, and AFib is the result of irregular impulses. Learn...

Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging
Emergency Care
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Where Should You Go to Treat Your Symptoms

Know when to use urgent or primary care services and when to go to an emergency room based on your symptoms. If you believe you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. You can request the ambulance take you to a CHI St. Luke’s Health emergency room.

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Top Reasons for Emergency Center Visits

When you or someone you love is suddenly injured or falls sick, where you decide to go for medical attention could make all the difference. Download Printable Version

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Off Your Game: Most Common Sports Injuries

Is your child getting ready for football, gearing up for volleyball, or preparing for basketball? If your child plays sports, the chance of injury increases. Be prepared for bumps and bruises along the way and have an emergency room in mind just in case. These are the top sports injuries seen in...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Plan For It: Back-to-School Safety

School is just around the corner! Is your child prepared? Check all of these items off your list before the first bell rings. For your convenience, CHI St. Luke's Health emergency rooms are located throughout the Greater Houston area. Sources:Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your ChildSports...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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4 Steps to Take When Someone Passes Out

Watching someone pass out can be frightening, and you might feel helpless if you don’t know the proper ways to care for him or her. Here’s everything you need to keep in mind if you witness someone lose consciousness. Common Causes of Unconsciousness People can pass out due to many different...

Emergency Care

Be Flexible: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stretching

Nothing feels better than stretching out tired muscles! Not only does it feel good, but it’s also a great way to improve your flexibility and complete your workouts. With such a wide variety of stretches and conflicting advice out there, it can seem intimidating to start your own stretching routine...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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When Whooping Cough Becomes an Emergency

Whooping cough, caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, is a highly contagious disease that can be dangerous, especially for babies and people with weakened immune systems. Learn more about the symptoms of whooping cough and the signs that you need to seek emergency medical care. Whooping...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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Plan for It: Your ER Visit Prep Guide

Emergencies can be frightening, and it’s natural to panic in the face of an unknown situation. Preparing for emergencies before they occur can give you peace of mind and foresight to take the next steps toward getting the care you need. Before You’re in an Emergency Situation Here are some helpful...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness