Essential Home Medical Items Needed During a Freeze

First-Aid Kit

Ensure your home first-aid kit is prepared for the next winter freeze with the right medical supplies. During times of extremely cold weather or a winter freeze, staying healthy and safe may present a challenge. Slippery roads, power outages, freezing temperatures, and so much more are what some people face once their area is under…

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Food That Boosts Mental Health

Mental Health Boosting Food

Implement food that boosts mental health into your daily life for a simple way to participate in National Self-Love Month this year. For many, a new year marks new beginnings – a time for a fresh start and alignment in day-to-day life. Many do this by setting goals and resolutions to implement into their life…

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Difference Between Outpatient and Inpatient Medical Services

Patient waits for outpatient service

Will your hospital procedure require you to stay overnight? In a hospital, the terms inpatient and outpatient are often used when referring to the type of procedure or services a patient receives. It is essential for you to know the difference between the two types of care to understand what to expect during and after…

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The Health and Wellness Checklist for 2023

Health & Wellness Yoga

New year, healthier you! Discover 10 essential tips for maintaining health and wellness in 2023. Over the next month, thousands will participate in the typical new year activities – buying a new planner with the new calendar year, creating a vision board that maps out the year ahead, and writing a list of resolutions to…

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Prevent Burn Injuries

Severe burn injury prevention

Avoid hazardous burn injuries with essential safety tips and learn the correct time to go to the ER based on burn severity.  We see it happen every year. Hundreds of thousands of patients of all ages are admitted to the hospital with burn injuries – ranging from minor to severe. With the right prevention, you…

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent care: Where should I go?

Physician provides emergency services

Determine if an ER or Urgent Care is the right choice for you in a sudden medical situation. When you’re suddenly feeling sick or have an unexpected injury, you have many options for “immediate” care – the emergency room, an urgent care facility, or a free-standing clinic. Do not let the challenge of choosing what…

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Winter Holiday Safety Tips to Avoid a Trip to the ER

Christmas decorations

Keep you and your loved ones out of the ER this holiday season with some prevention tips on some of the most common holiday accidents and injuries.   This time of year brings joy, cheer, and festivity for most of us. The weather grows colder, nights grow longer, and every time we turn around, it’s…

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What Are Emergency Room Laboratory Services

ER Laboratory

Explore the benefits of on-site laboratory services in micro-hospitals. Did you know you could visit your neighborhood emergency room for just laboratory services only?  There is no denying the vital component laboratory services play in an emergency room. Emergency rooms provide a wide range of medical services and treat various illnesses with different levels of…

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Elf on the Shelf Doctor’s Note

Elf on The Shelf

Parents, get your official Elf on the Shelf doctor’s note today and get 3 days off from all elf duties! Calling all Elf on The Shelf Parents!  It’s that time of year again. Hanging lights, preparing a gift list for Santa, hot chocolate, and of course, your child’s favorite – Elf on the Shelf. Over…

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Regional Thanksgiving Dishes Across America  

Thanksgiving turkey cutting

Explore the unique dishes each region of the United States makes to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and add them to your recipe book. Depending on where you are in the United States, your Thanksgiving dinner table may look slightly different. From the deep South to the Midwest to New England, each region of America has…

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The Most Common Winter Respiratory Illnesses 

winter respiratory illness in lungs

Discover this year’s top respiratory illnesses and learn how to prevent them from affecting your life.  It is that time of year again. You know, the one where you cough once, and everyone in the room gives you a death stare. The winter months are known to bring cold weather and a long list of…

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The Best and Worst Candy for Kids’ Teeth

During October, grocery store aisles are lined with candy corn, festive cookies, frosted cupcakes, and every type of candy under the sun. Thanks to all the gooey goodness, it’s only appropriate that October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Types of Candy Let’s talk Halloween candy—what’s okay, and what you may want to skip on buying…

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 75 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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5 Helpful Tips to Manage Stress

stress free

Inhale…Exhale…April is Stress Awareness Month! In 1993, Stress Awareness Month was created to bring attention to the causes and cures for the “modern stress epidemic.” And with almost half of all U.S. adults recently reporting that stress negatively affects their behavior, this is a great time to talk about the impact it has on our…

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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

Kyle ER & Hospital Doctors

March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at Kyle ER & Hospital! Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each of…

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Protecting Your Brain: TBI Awareness

brain

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves. First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving vast…

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Understanding Endometriosis

endometriosis

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together in solidarity. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the…

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship

healthy partners

When you love someone, your feelings extend far beyond one day of the year. Roses and chocolate are always nice, but there are many meaningful ways to express how much you care about someone past February 14th! A thoughtful way to show your love is by caring for your significant other’s health. When you encourage…

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Understanding the Thyroid Gland

thyroid

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

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The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

sick girl

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…

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Emergency Room Services

Providing the care you deserve When thinking of a hospital, it may be hard to remember a time when anything other than COVID-19 came to mind. And although our healthcare workers on the frontlines continue to give this pandemic their all, hospital and emergency room care extend far beyond the coronavirus. Our incredible team of…

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10 Fresh Approaches to the New Year

New Years Resolutions

In a few days, we’ll be watching the ball drop and welcoming 2022! For some, a new year brings a chance to have a fresh start. For others, the pressure of “starting over” every January can feel overwhelming. We’re discussing a few healthy intentions you can take with you into the new year, and how…

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Get Your Elf on the Shelf a Doctor’s Note

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and your child’s favorite—Elf on the Shelf! We understand that during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’re offering a unique way to give parents a break during the busy…

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Diabetes: Risks and Warning Signs

diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month (ADM), a time to raise awareness and talk about preventing and managing diabetes. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 84 million people in the U.S. are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This month, we’re reviewing how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living…

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Understanding ADHD

ADHD

We’ve all heard of ADHD before, but what exactly does it entail? We’re breaking it down for National ADHD Awareness Month! You may have heard someone throw around the term when they felt scatterbrained, but true ADHD isn’t a momentary fog or a temporary phase; it’s a diagnosable behavioral disorder that can make completing daily…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Unfortunately, breast cancer has probably affected all of us in some way. With one in eight women receiving the diagnosis in their lifetime, it’s the most common cancer in American women. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their…

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The Benefits of Yoga

yoga

Inhale…Exhale… Let’s talk about stress relief. With everything going on in the world today, it can be hard not to feel anxious on a regular basis. But, with stress having such a negative effect on overall health, it’s important we learn the tools to help manage our feelings and decompress when needed.     One tool…

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What You Need to Know About CPR

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

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Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Summer is in full swing, and we all want to look and feel our best. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, the perfect time to up your veggie intake and diversify your palate! You know vegetables are good for you, but how? We’re breaking down what in-season vegetables offer which specific health benefits, complete…

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FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a movement established in 1987 to encourage communities to talk about addiction openly and help reduce the stigma around alcoholism. After the year we’ve had, it’s common to feel like you’ve become lackadaisical with your discipline. Maybe you’ve packed on some quarantine pounds or haven’t picked your workout routine back…

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Coffee Culture – Caffeine Awareness Month

Does the warmth of a freshly brewed cup of coffee give you the strength to tackle the day? We all know the feeling of relying on our trusty friend caffeine to get us through a busy day when we can’t afford to be groggy. But, at what point does our dependency start to affect our…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

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Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

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10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

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Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day is October 10th, and this year in particular is a valuable time to open the conversation about mental and emotional health.  Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 Although life has seemingly started to move on and regain a degree of normalcy, the implications of this global pandemic are still prevalent. Many people are…

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Dealing with Addiction and Relapse

Anyone who has struggled with addiction knows that the road to recovery is not an easy one. No matter what the vice, it takes a tremendous amount of willpower, strength, and courage to act against an impulse so strong. Fighting to overcome addiction is an uphill battle, and once you have finally reached the top,…

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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, and what an appropriate time to shine a light on all the remarkable doctors who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe and healthy! After all the years of determination, schooling, testing, practice, and work it takes to earn the title, it’s only then that a doctor’s work…

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Heart Failure Awareness Week

February 9-15 is Heart Failure Awareness Week! Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood the way it should, and there are more than 200,000 cases of it every year in the US. The good news is, according to the CDC, 80% of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, are preventable by reducing the…

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New Year, New You

Do you feel like your habits are perpetuating a negative cycle? Do you have a hard time not “crossing the line?” How are your relationships and mental health doing?    It’s the beginning of a new decade, and we encourage you to come face to face with these questions. The new year is the perfect time…

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