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Should I Go to the Emergency Room with a Headache?

September 13, 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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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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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Measles?

June 13, 2019

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that as of the year 2000, measles in the US had largely been eradicated. Recent news reports, however, indicate the incidence of the disease is up sharply across the United States. While the debate continues as to the causes of this increase, one thing is sure; individuals who … Continue reading “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Measles?”

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Chest Pains Should Not be Ignored

May 16, 2019

One of the most common reasons for people to visit emergency rooms is chest pains. And, these visits are with good reason. Chest pains should never be ignored. They can be a sign you’re having a heart attack and, if so, always remember that ‘seconds count.’ As a good rule of thumb, if you’re having … Continue reading “Chest Pains Should Not be Ignored”

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How to Manage Skin Infections, Rashes, and Hives

May 16, 2019

Rashes, hives, and skin infections can have a wide range of causes, some of which can be very serious. With the recent outbreak of measles and its associated rash, properly treating the underlying causes of a rash can be very important. While there are many, many causes for skin eruptions, those causes generally fall into … Continue reading “How to Manage Skin Infections, Rashes, and Hives”

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EHS Participates in Career Day at Eastside Elementary

April 26, 2019

We were very excited to participate in the Career Day event held on April 26 at Eastside Elementary. During the event, students had the opportunity to learn about the various professions they can find in the medical field, and especially within a hospital setting.     Members of our staff with Texas Emergency Hospital gave … Continue reading “EHS Participates in Career Day at Eastside Elementary”

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