October 2020

4 Plants for Healthy Skin

By |2022-03-25T10:59:44-05:00October 12th, 2020|Daily Living, External Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Your skin deserves some extra tender loving care, especially when it's covered in a CDC-recommended mask (not to be confused with the face mask pictured above) on a daily basis. Most people know about aloe vera's healing and anti-aging benefits, but a few other plants help promote healthy skin, they just aren’t as well known.  [...]

September 2020

Torn Muscle? 4 Steps to Healing

By |2022-03-25T11:00:54-05:00September 25th, 2020|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health|

It’s wonderful that more people are staying active through sports and other vigorous activities like running 26-mile marathons. But overactivity or a misstep can easily lead to muscle injuries. If you’re feeling unusual muscle pain and think you may have a torn muscle, what can you do to treat it? What Does it Mean to [...]

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Outdoor and Indoor PE Ideas for the Home

By |2022-03-25T11:05:38-05:00September 21st, 2020|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Daily Living, External Health|

Now that it’s clear that school will be done remotely for many, parents and teachers will have to be creative in making sure that all educational needs are being met. While math, reading, science, and social studies can be done in the virtual classroom, physical education will need to be a bit more hands-on. The [...]

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August 2020

There’s Something in My Child’s Eye: 4 Popular Questions Answered

By |2022-03-25T11:06:40-05:00August 13th, 2020|Children & Youth, Emergency Medicine, External Health|

Our eyes are the windows to our soul. We use them to smile, cry and to take in the things  play an important role in our daily lives. Because they are very delicate and can be easily injured or damaged, we should treat them with care and be aware of the environment that we are [...]

July 2020

Can I Go to an Emergency Room for Dental Pain? – 3 Common Questions Answered

By |2022-03-25T11:20:42-05:00July 13th, 2020|Emergency Medicine, External Health|

It’s 11pm on a Friday night. You can’t sleep because of unbearable pain in the back of your mouth. You think you have a tooth infection, but you’re not quite sure what’s going on. Your dentist’s office won’t open until Monday, and over-the-counter pain meds aren’t helping. What options do you have? Can you go [...]

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November 2019

Domestic Violence Awareness: Know the Signs 

By |2022-04-07T13:34:58-05:00November 5th, 2019|Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, External Health|

Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic that affects people from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Those who have not been a victim of domestic violence often cannot understand why victims stay in abusive relationships.  Why don’t they just leave? Well, it is not always so simple. Abusers [...]

August 2019

July 2019

Five Common Injuries that Hurricanes Cause

By |2022-04-07T12:28:30-05:00July 26th, 2019|Emergency Medicine, External Health|

Peak hurricane season in the Gulf Coast is upon us. Although the season runs from June 1 through November 30 every year, the highest activity happens August through November. While the perils of tornadoes may be more immediately obvious, what exactly can hurricanes do to us? What are some types of injuries that hurricanes cause?  [...]

June 2019

Ultraviolet Safety Month

By |2022-04-07T13:02:57-05:00June 29th, 2019|External Health|

Summers wouldn’t be the same without pool time, barbeques, and outdoor excursions. But as with everything else, spending a lot of time out in the sun has both its positives and negatives. Yes, the sun is our primary source for Vitamin D, which is essential for our bones, teeth, immune system, cardiovascular system, and even [...]

May 2019

I’m Pregnant: How to Avoid Getting Bitten By Mosquitoes

By |2022-08-24T15:43:45-05:00May 19th, 2019|Children & Youth, External Health|

Summertime in the Gulf Coast brings warm, moist weather. These conditions make it ideal for mosquitoes to breed. That’s why you’ll see more mosquitoes around after rainfall and as temperatures rise. Because of the Zika Virus, the thought of getting bitten by mosquitoes is scary if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant. But there [...]