October 2023

Lyme Disease Awareness: Recognizing the Symptoms and Seeking Timely Care

By |2023-09-29T18:13:01-05:00October 24th, 2023|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health|

In recent years, Lyme disease has become a growing concern across the United States, including cities in Texas such as Longview, Tyler, and Galveston. As summer approaches and people begin to hike, camp, and spend more time in nature, it's essential to raise awareness about this tick-borne illness.  Hospitality Health ER, a local emergency room [...]

September 2023

Remembering Galveston’s Past Hurricanes: Steps To Protect Ourselves From Future Storms

By |2023-08-08T14:50:42-05:00September 26th, 2023|External Health, Local Galveston|

Galveston, our favorite coastal city, has unfortunately been no stranger to the devastating impact of hurricanes. Over the years, our vibrant Texan community has faced the wrath of powerful storms that have left lasting imprints.  At Hospitality Health ER, we understand the profound impact hurricanes have on our community's safety and well-being. We believe in [...]

August 2023

Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses During Summer Months

By |2023-08-01T12:47:56-05:00August 4th, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Summertime in Texas calls for fun in the great outdoors, but we can’t ignore the scorching heat and relentless humidity.. The high temperatures and humidity can put people at risk for heat-related illnesses, which can range from mild dehydration to life-threatening heatstroke. As a local emergency room in Galveston, Tyler, and Longview, Texas, we’re here [...]

Understanding the Recent Malaria Outbreak in Texas and Florida

By |2023-08-01T13:23:11-05:00August 3rd, 2023|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

This Summer, an alarming development has taken place in the United States, with the diagnosis of five cases of local transmission of malaria in Florida and Texas. These cases mark the first instances of local transmission in the country in the past two decades, sparking concerns among residents and prompting state and federal officials to [...]

Texas and The West Nile Virus: Stay Alert

By |2023-08-01T09:37:11-05:00August 2nd, 2023|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Here on the island, mosquitoes are a fact of life. Texas families need to stay vigilant because these insects aren’t just pesky—they’re carriers of several viruses, like West Nile virus (WNV) and malaria. Unfortunately, more and more cases of WNV are popping up around Texas and Florida this year, and when left untreated, West Nile [...]

March 2023

Mouse Shoulder: What Is It? 

By |2023-03-01T11:06:04-06:00March 20th, 2023|Daily Living, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Do you spend long hours glued to your computer mouse? Have you ever started to feel discomfort around your shoulder, neck, or upper back? Watch out for Mouse Shoulder! It's a sneaky condition that is typically a result of prolonged mouse use. But don't worry, even if you can’t easily cut down on the time [...]

LICE-nse to Kill: How to Get Rid of Lice

By |2023-03-01T10:30:15-06:00March 7th, 2023|Children & Youth, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Ah, the dreaded lice! These pesky little critters can wreak havoc on your scalp and your sanity. Don't worry, though—you're not alone. Head lice are a common problem that affects kids and grown-ups alike.  These tiny insects live on the scalp and feed on blood, causing itching, irritation, and discomfort. Fortunately, there are steps you [...]

7 Fun Activities for Kids That Promote Health

By |2023-09-19T16:13:14-05:00March 1st, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

As a parent or caregiver, you want to ensure that your children are healthy and happy. One way to achieve this is by encouraging your kids to engage in fun activities that promote their physical and mental well-being.  Here are seven ideas for fun activities that kids will enjoy and that will also promote good [...]

March 2022

Why Is My Hair Falling Out? The Top Two Causes of Tumbling Tresses

By |2022-03-15T13:08:16-05:00March 14th, 2022|External Health, Physician Blog|

The Two Most Common Types of Hair Loss and What You Can Do to Stop the Shedding As anyone who’s ever unclogged a drain or freed a vacuum cleaner from ensnaring tangles of hair knows, hair falling out is sometimes normal. On average, most people lose 50-100 head hairs per day, strands that comprise the [...]

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February 2022

Why Is My Eye Twitching? Here Are 3 Possible Reasons for Your Eye Twitch

By |2022-03-15T13:14:55-05:00February 7th, 2022|External Health, Physician Blog|

You’re stressed, haven’t been getting enough sleep, and you’re trying to compensate with lots and lots of coffee. You’ve been working in front of a screen for entirely too long, and—to top it off—now your eye is twitching too. It seems like a cruel joke for your body to add an annoying eye twitch when [...]

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