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Holiday Health

The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, love, and togetherness, but sometimes it can take a toll on your health. We are committed to creating healthier communities and hope to give you a healthier holiday. Give yourself the gift of holiday health with these tips. Up On The Housetop Holiday...

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3 Types of Distracted Driving

Your phone beeps in the center console while you’re driving home from work. It’s a text from your best friend. Do you instinctively reach to grab it? Though checking your phone is a simple task, it can have fatal consequences when behind the wheel. Each day in the United States, car accidents...

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General Health & Wellness
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Alzheimer’s and Emergencies

People with Alzheimer’s disease need help with everyday tasks. Caregivers have an important responsibility to give them that help. In the event of an emergency, caregiver duties become even more critical. In recognition of both Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers...

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Neurology
Healthy Aging
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Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is a great time for friends and family to gather together. Among all the excitement for the turkey and pumpkin pie, it is important to remember to take proper safety precautions when cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Make sure to follow these Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your holiday...

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How You Can Successfully Manage Heart Failure

Anyone with heart failure knows that the name can be a little misleading. Your heart hasn’t stopped beating; it’s just not quite as effective as it should be. In other words, it’s failing to pump blood to every part of your body, not failing to work entirely. You probably also know that heart...

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Cardiovascular Care
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How to Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 759,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke every year. While the risk of having a stroke increases with age, strokes can happen at any age. Use the acronym “F.A.S.T.” to spot the signs of a stroke quickly. In the event of a...

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General Health & Wellness
Stroke Care
Neurology
Healthy Aging
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When to Visit the Emergency Room Following a Head Trauma

About 1.7 million people visit the emergency room with head injuries each year. These head injuries include concussions, scalp wounds and skull fractures, which are often caused by car accidents, physical assaults, falls, accidents at home or work, or while playing sports. If you or a loved one...

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Neurology
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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How to Avoid Emergencies on Halloween

Halloween is the 5th highest-ranking holiday for children’s emergency room visits. We think the scariest part of Halloween should not involve a trip to the ER. The most common emergencies on Halloween can be avoided with these safety tips. Costume Caution Certain costumes can become hazardous to...

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Children's Health
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Common Accidents That Result in ER Visits

Many things can lead to emergency room visits, including severe headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain and injuries sustained from accidents. Accidental injuries can be sustained both inside and outside your own home. Some of the most common accidental injuries originate from falls, motor vehicle...

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General Health & Wellness
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5 Common Poisonings Leading to ER Visits

According to the Center for Disease Control, poisoning causes approximately 1,940 people to go to the emergency room every day. Check out the five of the most common types of poisoning to watch for in your home. 1. Food Poisoning Food poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning and is...

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