The Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

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...

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Sexual Assault: Your Course of Action

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...

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Eye Emergencies

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...

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Eye Care
Workplace Wellness
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Allergic Reactions & What to Do

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,...

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Allergies
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Should You Be Concerned About Meningitis?

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,...

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Infectious Diseases
Neurology
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The Signs of Heat Stroke and What To Do

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...

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Diet & Fitness
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Swimming Safety

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 even just one inch of water. Learn the facts and follow our swimming safety tips to keep you and...

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What to Do If You Break a Bone

Fractures are common, especially in the young and the elderly. Some breaks are more severe than others, but all fractures require emergency medical attention. Is It Broken? Sometimes you will know immediately that a bone is broken. If you suspect an injury to the head, neck, or back or if a bone is...

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Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging
Children's Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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When to Go to the ER with Arthritis

As the number one cause of disability in America, arthritis is a debilitating condition that is surprisingly prevalent. Over 50 million adults in the United States suffer with arthritis. If you or someone you know has a form of arthritis, be aware of these symptoms that may require emergency...

Bone & Joint Health
Healthy Aging
Rheumatology
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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Avoiding Heat Stroke and Dehydration This Summer

As the summer months begin to warm up, there is an increased risk of becoming dehydrated, especially for people who have prolonged exposure to sunlight and people who exercise outdoors. Severe dehydration can be a life-threatening condition for people of any age, but it is especially dangerous for...

Diet & Fitness
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