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Family excited to exercise in the park

3 Changes to the Physical Activity Guidelines You Need to Know

Dec 21, 2018

Everyone knows that a healthy lifestyle involves exercise, but the vast majority of Americans are not actually reaching the recommended weekly amount. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released its updated policy on appropriate levels of physical activity per age and the...

General Health & Wellness
Diet & Fitness
Children's Health
Doctors treat a patient's hurt wrist in the emergency room

Why the Wait? And Other Common ER Questions

Dec 20, 2018

Making the call to go to the emergency room is typically accompanied by feelings of stress and anxiety. You or someone you care about needs immediate medical attention, and you usually don’t have spare time to make fully informed decisions. We’re sharing answers to three of the most common...

Emergency Care
Pregnant woman eating a healthy snack

What Your Body Is Really Craving During Pregnancy

Dec 20, 2018

A developing fetus needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to develop into a strong and healthy baby, so it can be incredibly overwhelming to shop for the right ingredients to help grow your perfect bun in the oven. A balanced diet that includes foods from every food group is the way to go, and...

Maternity
Women's Health

When the Flu Becomes an Emergency

Dec 20, 2018

Flu season is upon us, and you need to make sure you keep yourself healthy in the cool weather. The first step is protecting yourself by getting this year’s flu vaccine. The next step involves taking the proper health precautions, like washing your hands often, staying away from sick people, and...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Healthy Aging
Snowy roads in Houston, Texas, on a dark night

The Texan's Guide to Driving in Winter

Dec 20, 2018

With temperatures that rarely drop below freezing, it’s common to find a native Texan who doesn’t have much experience driving in inclement winter weather. Driving in slick conditions can be nerve-wracking, even for the skilled driver. But there’s no need to worry! We’ve compiled the best tips to...

Emergency Care
Elderly man stretching to relieve lower back pain

3 Essential Moves for Relieving Lower Back Pain

Dec 20, 2018

Lower back pain is a problem for the majority of adults in America. There are numerous causes, including overuse of muscles, inactivity, spasms, improper stretching, and excess weight. The good news is there are ways you can loosen up and strengthen key muscles to alleviate the ache. Before trying...

General Health & Wellness
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Healthy Aging
Bone & Joint Health
Chronic Pain
Fatty fish, oils, avocados, and nuts

Is Keto the Key to Weight Loss?

Dec 19, 2018

It seems like there’s always a new diet trend that becomes the talk of the town, and then just as quickly as that one comes, it’s replaced with another. These diets also tend to be controversial, with people claiming each one is the ultimate way to lose weight and others saying that they’re...

Diet & Fitness
Weight Loss
Thyroid Exam

The Essential Guide to How Your Thyroid Works

Dec 19, 2018

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls many of your organs’ important functions. However, it rarely gets the attention it deserves, and many people don’t know what it does or how it works. This small gland affects many bodily processes, so it’s vital to know how it can...

General Health & Wellness
Thyroid
What to Do If Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object

What to Do If Your Child Swallows a Foreign Object

Dec 19, 2018

As you think about what to buy your children for the holiday season, it is important to keep toy safety in mind. Choking on or swallowing small pieces from toys is a possibility for young children. Keep your children safe and know what to do if your child swallows a foreign object. Toy Safety Tips...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Holiday Spirits and Safe Drinking

Holiday Spirits and Safe Drinking

Dec 17, 2018

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, and alcohol is often an expected party guest. While drinking in moderation can be part of holiday festivities for adults 21 and older, keep these guidelines in mind to keep yourself and your party guests safe. Manage Party...

Emergency Care