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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

Sep 07, 2018

If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Suicidal Thoughts: Spot To Stop

Sep 07, 2018

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or feelings, there is hope. Visit your nearest emergency department, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are always open and ready to help. Risk Factors For...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Common Signs of Bullying & What You Can Do

Aug 31, 2018

Many kids experience bullying on a regular basis at school, on the playground, or even at home between siblings. But is there anything parents can do to change this trend? CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Departments encourage you to do your part to prevent and stop bullying. How Common is Bullying...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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5x the Risk: The Common Condition That Could Lead to Stroke

Aug 29, 2018

A stroke is a major, life-threatening emergency that occurs when blood flow to the brain gets blocked or interrupted. Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a common heart condition that dramatically increases your risk of stroke. The good news is that many treatments can help you manage AFib and lower...

Emergency Care
Healthy Aging
Cardiovascular Care
Stroke Care
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Plan for It: Food Poisoning Prevention

Aug 28, 2018

Perhaps you’ve heard about the romaine lettuce recall, or you’ve had to call in sick to work due to some bad sushi. Food poisoning is more prevalent than you might think; the FDA states that 1 in 6 Americans will develop a case of food poisoning this year. Learn how to protect yourself from...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health
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Plan for It: How to Perform CPR

Aug 27, 2018

If someone collapses in front of you, how would you respond? Being prepared allows you to take charge of the situation and potentially save a life. If you have not been professionally trained in CPR, or are a little rusty, hands-only CPR without rescue breaths is the way to go. Follow this guide to...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Helping Your Child Prevent Dehydration at Practice

Aug 27, 2018

As fall sports start up, now is a great time to instill good hydration habits in your kids. Without frequent reminders, children may not drink enough liquid to stay hydrated while participating in extracurricular activities. Prolonged amounts of heat, strenuous exercise, and inadequate fluid intake...

Children's Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Emergency Care
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Why You Should Teach Your Children About Food Allergies

Aug 24, 2018

An estimated 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy. Even if your family isn’t allergic to anything, it’s important for all children to learn about food allergies. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening, and everyone—adults and children included—should know how to identify the symptoms of...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
Allergies
ENT
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Animal Instinct: How You Can Prevent Rabies

Aug 24, 2018

The mention of rabies brings to mind images of animals foaming at the mouth and ready to bite. However, it can be difficult to recognize a rabid animal. Here’s what you need to watch out for and what you should do after potential exposure to the virus. What Is Rabies? Rabies is a virus that affects...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Infectious Diseases
Wound Care
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Could Your Stomach Pain Be Celiac?

Aug 23, 2018

Your stomach has been hurting for a while, but you don’t know why. It might be something you’re eating. For people with celiac disease, gluten can cause stomach pain, among other symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about the condition. What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune...

General Health & Wellness
Digestive Health