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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

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries that carry blood o other parts of the body. The table below shows normal blood pressure numbers for adults. It also [...]

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)2018-05-12T13:28:28+00:00

Heartburn

A symptom we have likely all experienced to varying degrees. Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest or upper abdomen, with a sour bitter taste in the mouth and throat. This usually occurs shortly after eating a large meal or lying down. What causes heartburn? Each bite of food is passed from the [...]

Heartburn2018-05-12T13:27:15+00:00

Stomach Flu

Gastroenteritis, commonly called the tummy flu is basically inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. It’s a disease most commonly caused by viruses but can also be caused by some bacteria and rarely by parasites, antibiotics, and other medications.   Common viruses that cause gastroenteritis are Rotavirus   Most common bacteria that cause this disease are [...]

Stomach Flu2018-05-12T13:26:11+00:00
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