Are you getting enough sleep?

How much sleep you need to stay healthy, alert, and active depends on your age and varies from person to person. Most adults need at least seven or more hours of sleep each night. The National Sleep Foundation and a panel of 18 experts examined than 300 studies to identify the ideal amount of time [...]

Are you getting enough sleep?2018-05-12T13:48:04+00:00

Rise and shine, it’s time to exercise

Do you struggle to maintain your New Years resolution to exercise more frequently? Perhaps you start of the month of January strong but your workout routine slightly declines due to a hectic schedule. Here is a six-step strategy to help you get active early in the a.m. Couple working out together. Lay out [...]

Rise and shine, it’s time to exercise2018-05-12T13:47:08+00:00

Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays are approaching and that means food, family gatherings, gift giving and more food! Here are some tips to help you stay healthy during the holidays. Portion Control Using a smaller plate allows you to put less food on your plate and encourages proper portion sizes. Always start by filling your plate with vegetables [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating2018-05-12T13:46:02+00:00

Do you really need a Flu Shot?

Flu season is approaching. And the question remains whether a flu shot is necessary. If you are a health professional or work in a school, absolutely! But for others whose work environment may be low-risk for illnesses and cold symptoms, getting a flu shot is still highly recommended. The common reason doctors see patients in [...]

Do you really need a Flu Shot?2018-05-12T13:36:55+00:00

Top 3 Reasons to Choose a Free-Standing ER

When faced with a not-so-life-threatening emergency, one can choose to drive their loved one to a hospital emergency room or a free-standing ER. People often assume a free-standing ER may cost more money; but contrary to popular belief, a visit to a hospital ER or Freestanding ER is billed equally. So why choose a Free-standing [...]

Top 3 Reasons to Choose a Free-Standing ER2018-05-12T13:35:56+00:00

Don’t wait until Monday; Get to the ER!

  Oftentimes, people associate visiting the Emergency Room with debt. The thought of paying high fees out of pocket or high deductibles may keep people from making the trip. Other times, people are just more comfortable with having their Primary Care Physician diagnose their condition. Medical emergencies and urgency can happen anytime, and most happen [...]

Don’t wait until Monday; Get to the ER!2018-05-12T13:34:52+00:00

7 Tips to Help Prevent Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the top reasons patients visit Emergency Rooms, such as Lifesavers ER in Willowbrook, Texas. Dehydration occurs when your body loses significant amount of fluids along with essential salts and minerals. During the cooler months, dehydration may be a sign of something more serious. But during summer, dehydration is quite different. It [...]

7 Tips to Help Prevent Dehydration2018-05-12T13:33:24+00:00

Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract is your body’s filtering system for removing liquid waste, or urine. The urinary tract anatomy is comprised of the kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry filtered urine from the kidneys to the bladder, and urethra (tube that carries the urine from the bladder for excretion. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when this [...]

Urinary Tract Infection2018-05-12T13:32:14+00:00

Sore Throat

What Is It? A sore throat, also known as pharyngitis, is a painful inflammation of the back part of the throat (pharynx). Pharyngitis can involve the following parts of the throat: the back third of the tongue the soft palate (roof of the mouth) the tonsils (fleshy tissue that are part of the throat’s immune [...]

Sore Throat2018-05-12T13:31:14+00:00

Painkillers & Your Hearing

Frequent use may be a preventable contributor to hearing loss. When you think of risk factors for hearing loss, over-the-counter painkillers probably aren’t among them. But a Harvard study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that frequent use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be an important [...]

Painkillers & Your Hearing2018-05-12T13:30:04+00:00
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