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Dealing with Abdominal Pain

November 15, 2019

How Frequent are Stomach Pains? According to the National Institute of Health and the CDC, abdominal pain is the primary reason people visit an emergency room, accounting for 12.5 million visits to the ER in 2016. One reason abdominal pain occurs so frequently is that problems can develop in any one of a large number … Continue reading “Dealing with Abdominal Pain”

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What Vaccinations Should Seniors Get?

October 30, 2019

Introduction It’s a natural tendency to put things off, and this is especially true of our seniors. According to a 2017 survey by the CDC, about 30% of seniors over 65 have not had a flu vaccine in the past twelve months, half have failed to get a tetanus vaccine in the last ten years, … Continue reading “What Vaccinations Should Seniors Get?”

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It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

October 15, 2019

Introduction Fall is almost here, and soon the sweltering temperatures of summer will only be a memory. And, as Fall approaches, we look forward to a change in the weather and, of course, football. We also hear that it’s time to get our flu shots. Getting the shot is an easy and convenient task, and … Continue reading “It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot”

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What are the Top Five Reasons for Visiting the Emergency Room?

September 30, 2019

Introduction According to the CDC, people made almost 146 million visits to hospital emergency rooms in 2018. Of these visits, most resulted in treatment and release, although 12.2 million people were admitted to the hospital and 2.2 million were taken directly to critical care units. It’s clear from the CDC figures that emergency rooms must … Continue reading “What are the Top Five Reasons for Visiting the Emergency Room?”

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Should I Go to the Emergency Room with a Headache?

September 20, 2019

Headaches are always a nuisance, but it could be your headache is indicating there’s something else wrong. The question is when I have a headache, should I go to the emergency room to check it out? Headaches involve head pains that are usually characterized as throbbing, constant, unrelenting, or intermittent. In some cases, such as … Continue reading “Should I Go to the Emergency Room with a Headache?”

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What is a TIA?

August 25, 2019

TIA is an abbreviation for a type of mini-stroke technically referred to as a transient ischemic attack. These types of strokes are often ignored because the symptoms pass quickly. A TIA, however, should never be discounted because they serve as major red flags that, physically, something serious is going on. Even though the symptoms may … Continue reading “What is a TIA?”

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When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

August 13, 2019

Imagine that you suddenly experienced shortness of breath. You wonder whether or not you have a medical emergency and whether you should make a trip to the ER. Sometimes, for all of us, it’s difficult to decide whether or not we should make that trip. Many times it’s obvious that a medical situation is an … Continue reading “When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?”

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SUNBURN (Pt II of II)

July 25, 2019

No matter how hard we try, sometimes it happens; we get sunburned. In part I of this blog series, we discussed some tips to help avoid getting too much sun. For example, it’s a good idea to apply sunscreen with a high SPF number, wear loose-fitting clothes, or stay in the shade to protect against … Continue reading “SUNBURN (Pt II of II)”

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SUNBURN (Part I of II)

July 13, 2019

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities: boating, swimming, grilling, or just walking in the park or along the bayous. There’s nothing like laying out on a huge towel along one of Galveston’s beaches, soaking up the rays. But, we’ve all suffered from the unpleasant results of staying out in the sun too long … Continue reading “SUNBURN (Part I of II)”

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It’s Not Too Early to Think about Your Family’s Vaccinations

June 25, 2019

Summer is barely halfway over and with all the summer activities you probably haven’t thought much about your children’s vaccinations. Nevertheless, school begins in a month or two, and proof of vaccinations is required to attend classes and to participate in some activities. And, while thinking about the children, it’s also an excellent time to … Continue reading “It’s Not Too Early to Think about Your Family’s Vaccinations”

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