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Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. It boosts mental clarity, improves sleep, lowers stress, and helps stabilize your mood. And while you’re exercising the blues away, you’ll also discover that you are giving your body lifelong health benefits. If physical activity guidelines feel elusive or intimidating, start by simply moving more every day. …

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Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Did you know that over 400 Americans die each year from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 Americans visit the ER each year, and over 4,000 are hospitalized from exposure to carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide might be an odorless, invisible gas, but it is deadly. By learning to …

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Signs You May Have a Fracture

Did you know that the average person experiences two fractured bones during their lifetime? While fractures, or broken bones, are very common during childhood, they can become more serious as we age. A fractured bone is considered a medical emergency, and it is important to go to an emergency room immediately. What are the symptoms of a fractured bone? Swelling …

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Chemical Burn Treatment

Chemical or caustic burns can happen in the safety of your home, in your workplace, or at school. They are caused by accidentally coming into contact with a chemical or misusing a chemical product. Chemical Burn Treatment and Symptoms Although chemical burn symptoms can differ, they pose serious threats to your health. Symptoms will vary depending on how and where …

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Causes and Risk Factors of Hypothermia

While Dallas winters are mild compared to those of Maine or Minnesota, it’s still important to understand the causes and risk factors of hypothermia. Mild hypothermia can come from simply lingering outside in cold weather, while more severe hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposure to cold water or weather. What causes hypothermia?Hypothermia’s most common trigger is cold air or water, …

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Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re headed to a party or staying in for the night, we want to ensure your New Year’s Eve is spent safely. Many people spend the evening celebrating at parties and drinking heavily, but it’s important to remember the side effects that accompany large quantities of drinking. Avoid Driving Even if …

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Trusted ER Open 24/7 During Christmas and New Years

Everyone wants a holly-jolly Christmas, but did you know that emergency room visits spike during the holidays? There are a variety of things that can send a patient to the ER during Christmas, from decorating the house, to slipping on icy sidewalks, to gorging on tasty holiday foods. We hope your holiday season stays injury-free, but here are some tips …

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Pneumonia: Causes, Symptoms and Risk Factors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…except when pneumonia makes an appearance. ‘Tis the season for dealing with colds, the flu, and pneumonia. While colds and the flu can be frustrating but short-lasting, pneumonia can last much longer and present more serious issues. Pneumonia Symptoms Pneumonia’s symptoms vary in severity, depending on your age and level of health. The …

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

There are gifts to wrap and lists to make and parties to attend and festive meals to cook. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but, for some of us, the holidays trigger depression instead. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important to take time for you; and remember to breathe deeply and …

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When to Seek Care for a Sore Throat

Cold and flu season is ramping up, which means you may currently be experiencing a sore throat. Although sore throats are a common irritation, they can be painful and annoying. Washing hands often and practicing good hygiene are some of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid sickness, but if you do experience a sore throat, here are some …