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What Are Kidney Stones?

Feb 12, 2016

Kidney stones are pebble-like deposits that form in the kidney. Varying in size and shape, they are made out of calcium, magnesium and ammonia, uric acid, or cysteine. Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions and one of the most common urinary tract problems; one in every ten Americans...

Emergency Care
Men's Health
General Health & Wellness
Urology
Kidney Care

The Signs of an Eating Disorder

Feb 12, 2016

Eating disorders affect both women and men of all ages. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. If you or someone you love may have an eating disorder, visit a healthcare professional for medical support, and know that you are not...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care

5 Unexpected Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Feb 12, 2016

Most people know that factors like high blood pressure and smoking increase your risk of heart disease, but there are many other contributing factors that can raise your risk. With 1 in 4 deaths in America caused by heart disease, it’s important to learn as much as possible about this deadly...

Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness
Healthy Aging

The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Feb 12, 2016

Alcohol poisoning is a serious – and sometimes deadly – consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Generally, alcohol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and the amount of alcohol in your blood peaks within 30 to 45 minutes after your last drink. Drinking too...

Emergency Care
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Sexual Assault: Your Course of Action

Feb 05, 2016

Sexual violence is any sexual act where consent is not given; this includes unwanted sexual contact, verbal sexual harassment, and rape. 1 in 6 American women are victims of sexual assault. Although women are more likely to be sexually assaulted, men can also be victims. The likelihood of sexual...

Emergency Care
General Health & Wellness
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Eye Emergencies

Feb 05, 2016

An estimated 2.5 million Americans a year get eye injuries. How many of these eye injuries are emergencies? Know when you need to seek emergency medical attention for an eye injury and how you can keep your eyes healthy. Serious Eye Injuries Eyelid lacerations are cuts to the eyelid. A seriously...

Emergency Care
Eye Care
Workplace Wellness
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Allergic Reactions & What to Do

Feb 05, 2016

Many things can cause allergic reactions, including bites, food, dust, and pollen. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system overreacts to allergens. This may cause itching, watery eyes, and runny nose in response to allergens. However, some allergic reactions can be extremely dangerous,...

Emergency Care
Allergies
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Woman with neck pain

Should You Be Concerned About Meningitis?

Feb 05, 2016

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord. When the membranes become infected, they swell and press on the spine or brain. There are two distinct types of meningitis: viral (caused by a virus) or bacterial (caused by bacteria). In rare cases,...

Emergency Care
Infectious Diseases
Neurology
Children's Health
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The Signs of Heat Stroke and What To Do

Feb 05, 2016

Heat stroke is a serious emergency that occurs after extreme heat exposure. In this life-threatening event, the body is unable to cool itself down. In the harsh Texas heat, any outdoor activity can quickly lead to the failure of the body’s cooling systems, where sweating and releasing heat through...

General Health & Wellness
Emergency Care
Diet & Fitness
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Swimming Safety

Feb 05, 2016

Warmer weather sends many people into the water for a refreshing dip, which makes summer a high time for drowning incidents. Although most drownings happen in residential pools, children can drown in less than two inches of water. Learn the facts and follow our swimming safety tips to keep you and...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness