February 2022

What if My Child Has Tonsillitis?

By |2022-03-16T10:47:28-05:00February 21st, 2022|Children & Youth, Internal Health|

Is your child complaining of chills, a stiff neck, and a fever? Although you can mistake these symptoms for the flu or other common medical conditions, there might be a problem with their tonsils. Bacteria or a virus might be the culprit. Infections can happen at any age, but we see it mostly in children [...]

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October 2021

Liver Failure vs. Liver Disease: 

By |2022-03-15T15:52:41-05:00October 1st, 2021|Internal Health, Physician Blog|

How to heal your liver and when to seek professional help Our livers are constantly on the job: they work around the clock to keep our bodies healthy and free of toxins. And just like adults that work 24/7, our livers can experience burnout. Excessive heavy drinking, unhealthy diets, and continual viral infections can cause [...]

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September 2021

Headaches & Migraines: The Difference, Common Issues, & When to Seek Help

By |2022-03-15T16:09:12-05:00September 1st, 2021|Daily Living, Internal Health|

Whether it’s a sharp pain at our temples, a throbbing behind our eyeballs, or an aching at the base of our skull, we’ve all encountered the unpleasant  sensation of a headache. Big or small, it is hard to focus on whatever task is at hand until the pain goes away. Headaches and migraines are quite [...]

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May 2021

5 Common Digestive Problems and Their Recommended Remedies

By |2022-03-15T15:40:09-05:00May 10th, 2021|Daily Living, Internal Health|

Here are common GI problems, their symptoms, and how you can treat the symptoms.  In a survey conducted by the US National Library of Medicine, 61% of individuals said they experience gastrointestinal symptoms. This means ⅔ of those who participated in the survey suffer from issues including heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, or bloating.  The [...]

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December 2020

Typhus and Typhoid: What’s the Difference?

By |2022-04-07T12:12:06-05:00December 15th, 2020|Internal Health|

Many of you have probably never heard of typhus, or you may have it confused with another disease called typhoid. Although the two names sound alike, and both typhus and typhoid can lead to serious health complications and even death, the two diseases are completely different. What are these two diseases and where do they [...]

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Smell and Taste: The 2 Important Senses We Lose When We’re Sick

By |2022-04-07T12:12:13-05:00December 14th, 2020|Children & Youth, Covid-19, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If only your nose would stop running and you could breathe properly!  As the temperatures start to drop, colds, flus, viruses, and respiratory illnesses increase. One of the most frustrating parts of becoming ill is when you start to lose your sense of smell and taste. The [...]

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Can This Sharp Pain be a Hernia? – Here are 3 Important Questions Answered

By |2022-03-18T13:37:08-05:00December 9th, 2020|Emergency Medicine, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Having a hernia can be oh so painful! But how do you know it’s not just a pulled muscle? The most common form of hernias occur in males, where you’ll typically feel it bulging out of the groin or scrotum. It will first feel like a round, small lump, and it may grow in size [...]

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November 2020

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week is December 1 – 7: What to Look For and How You Can Help

By |2022-03-19T11:24:06-05:00November 30th, 2020|Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are no strangers to many Americans. In fact, more than 700,000 Americans have Crohn’s disease and more than 750,000 Americans have ulcerative colitis. Because IBDs are so common, it is important to dedicate a week to building up the IBD community, spreading awareness, and educating others on symptoms to look out [...]

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Bacterial Meningitis Q & A by an ER Center in Longview

By |2022-03-19T14:38:43-05:00November 21st, 2020|Emergency Medicine, Internal Health|

You’ve heard that meningitis can be a scary thing, and you know it has something to do with the brain and spinal cord, but what is it exactly? Meningitis is an inflammation of the tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord. Although it isn’t as common as other illnesses like the flu or [...]

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Allergic Reactions: Is it Anaphylaxis and do you go to the ER?

By |2022-03-19T14:39:01-05:00November 21st, 2020|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Emergency Medicine, Internal Health|

An allergic reaction can range from something as harmless as a rash or watery eyes, to more serious conditions like anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is life-threatening because it causes your blood pressure to drop and narrows your airways. What's the result? You have a hard time breathing. When should you go to the ER? Right away! This [...]

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