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Understanding Blood Pressure
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We hear about it almost every day: blood pressure. So, what is this thing about pressuring my blood?  And what should I know about it? When your heart beats, it squeezes and pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body.  Measuring the pressure created by this force is called  taking your blood…

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Stroke Awareness
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The fifth leading cause of death in the U. S. is stroke.  And it is also a major cause of disability for adults. Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, take a moment and learn about this health issue. What is a stroke and how would I recognize if a loved one or someone around…

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“Stand Up Straight”—Minding Your Posture!
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We all remember our parents telling us to “stand up straight” and “don’t sit like that or you’ll stay like that!” They really had more than a straight back in mind (whether they knew it or not)  when they told us that.  Good posture is really a key part of our overall health. How we…

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Coping With Digestive Issues
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Your lifestyle and the foods you eat impact you more than you might imagine.  If you are sedentary, you need to move. Movement helps the whole body and all of its systems. When it comes to what you eat, that old saying “you are what you eat” becomes very true. By watching everything we put…

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Work, Injuries, Care and Recovery
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“I’ve learned from…injury and come back even more humble.”—Troy Polamalu, former NFL player Injury in the workplace is something to be avoided yet prepared for.  And while most workplaces aren’t NFL fields of play, workplace injuries happen everywhere from offices to construction sites to kitchens. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth…

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Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19
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As the battle against COVID-19 continues, science continues to find and use new and more effective treatments against the virus. If you are high-risk and meet certain criteria, Frontline ER has a treatment option for you.  It’s called Monoclonal Antibody Treatment, mAb for short, and it’s available now. “If you test positive for COVID-19 and…

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Surviving Easter’s Goodies
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Easter is always a time of great joy—and sweets!  It is a day of temptation when it comes to our diet. It can be a day of binging on chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks! So, how does one deal with this tsunami of sugar? Moderation, that’s how. And avoiding all of the aspects of treats.…

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The Healthcare Search Game
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Finding quality healthcare can be like a shell game.  Or a game of 20 questions.  Or any other guessing game. By using online services like Healthgrades, WebMD, ZocDoc and FindaTopDoc you can read reviews and the backgrounds of physicians and healthcare options.  This gives you a better chance of “winning the game” of finding the…

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The Sisterhood of the ER
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It takes a lot of work to realize a career as a physician.  It takes a village, a team, a shared vision.  It’s about knowing what you want to do, then doing it.  It is rare. Now imagine you are a twin. Each of you has a medical degree.  And working, not only in the…

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Imaging and Women’s History Month
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What do Women’s History Month and medical imaging have in common? Marie Curie. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize (actually two), Madam Curie was the champion of developing x-ray imaging as well as many cancer treatments. Because of her research and studies we have the modern x-ray machines in use daily around the…

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Common Household Poisons and Their Treatment
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Whether you know it or not, there are things in your house right now that could cause you, or, worse, your children, harm. There are a number of items in your home that could or do contain components that are poisonous to children, adults and pets. The first defense is prevention: secure these items out…

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Keeping Warm and Safe During Cold Weather
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This past week of extreme weather throughout Texas was—forgive this word—unprecedented. Snow, extreme cold, loss of heat and light, broken pipes and shut off water. What are we supposed to do in times like this to stay safe, warm, dry and healthy?  A few of the difficulties that you might suffer should you have experienced…

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