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The Dangerous Impact of Concussions

Concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can impact the way your brain works. The effects of a TBI can last anywhere from a few days to the rest of your life. A mild TBI may cause a brief loss of consciousness, whereas a severe TBI may cause an extended period of...

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Neurology
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Children's Health
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Safety First When It Comes to Fireworks

Firework injuries are most common for young children between the ages of 5 and 9, followed by those between 10 and 19. With the summer season in full swing, the Fourth of July can offer many fun activities for you and your family. But before diving into the celebrations, be sure everyone knows...

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3 Key Components of Workplace Safety

Is safety a priority at your workplace? Safety guidelines are beneficial for both employees and employers. Establishing best practices for injury prevention can help protect workers from serious accidents. For business owners, reducing injuries helps reduce business costs, foster employee well-...

Emergency Care
Workplace Wellness
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Game Watching Party Safety Tips

The commotion at your watch party for the big game should be caused by the action on the field, not an accident that sends a partygoer to the emergency room. Follow these safety tips to plan your watch party for the game, but remember every party has its own list of safety concerns, so you may need...

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Asthma During Winter

Asthma affects about 25 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, asthma can get worse during the winter season as cold and flu viruses spread. The lungs are already sensitive, and a respiratory illness can trigger asthma attacks easily. With exposure to triggers, the airways become...

Emergency Care
Lung Care
Children's Health
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There’s Never TMI About TBI

You can never know too much information (TMI) regarding traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Whether you’re learning about preventing TBIs or talking with your doctor about symptoms of a head injury, the more information, the better you can prevent and identify one. What is a TBI? This is a type of...

Emergency Care
Neurology
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
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4 Signs of Domestic Violence

According to the CDC, approximately 24 Americans are victims of domestic violence every minute. But what exactly is domestic violence and what can you do if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence? Learn to notice the signs and know how to respond if someone is in an abusive...

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6 Tips to Prevent Falls

As children begin exploring their surroundings, there are various opportunities for them to get into unsafe situations. They can easily fall off of furniture, down stairs, or out of windows, causing potentially fatal injuries. Here are a few tips to help prevent these falls from occurring. Never...

Emergency Care
Children's Health
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Plan for It: Holiday Fire Hazards

How safe is your home from fire hazards during the holidays? While the warm light from a fireplace or festive holiday candle can be comforting, it can also be dangerous if you are not careful. The holiday season can be the most dangerous time for fires and burns. To keep your family safe, refresh...

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Sweeter Than You Think: The Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate, one of the most widely loved sweets, has a reputation of being an indulgence that has no nutritional value. However, cocoa, derived from the cacao tree, has many nutritional benefits. Pick up some dark chocolate to munch on while you learn what makes this snack so healthy! The Heart...

Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
Cardiovascular Care