December 2016

Appendicitis or Bad Stomach Ache?

By |December 2nd, 2016|News Feed|

Your 12 year-old daughter is curled up on the bed complaining of stomach pains. You think it may just be a bad case of gas and to monitor her overnight. So you grab some ginger ale and gas relief tablets from the pharmacy and hope for the best. Eight hours and four Pepto tablets later, [...]

November 2016

Holiday Events in Longview and Tyler: Making and Keeping Traditions

By |November 20th, 2016|News Feed|

The holidays—the time to create lasting memories and enjoy year-end traditions with friends and family—are just around the corner. Whatever your traditions are—baking special holiday cookies, attending church, or tearing open gifts with out-of-town visitors —you may want to add a new dynamic to your festivities by attending some of the holiday events in Longview [...]

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What Causes It and How Much is OK?

By |November 19th, 2016|News Feed|

Nothing scares an excited mommy-to-be more than the sight of blood on her undergarments. But bleeding during pregnant is actually pretty common: 20% of women experiencing bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Bleeding can happen at any point during a pregnancy— sometimes there isn’t any cause for concern, and sometimes the bleeding is [...]

New Skin Patch for Peanut Allergy Proves Effective for Children

By |November 18th, 2016|News Feed|

There might be good news for the 3.2 million Americans who have a peanut allergy. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored an ongoing trial of different experimental approaches for peanut tolerance. One of the experiments involved epicutaneous immunotherapy, used to increase the immune system’s tolerance against peanuts and thereby protect your [...]

The Picky Eater: 3 Pieces of Advice You Never Thought You’d Hear

By |November 18th, 2016|News Feed|

Think you know the pickiest eater in the world? Here’s some food for thought that’ll make you feel better: Between 20% to 50% of kids are described by their parents as picky eaters, which means a lot of parents are facing the same challenges you do during meal time. As with any parent, your instincts [...]

Healthcare Heals, But So Can Pink! Hospitality Health ER Longview Supports Pink Heals of Gregg County

By |November 11th, 2016|News Feed|

In October, Hospitality Health ER (HHER) made a big pink splash on the community in support of Pink Heals of Gregg County, a program that brings awareness to all illnesses and needs within the local community. Who could miss those big pink ribbons on our Longview ER center- especially at night when we are lit [...]

3 Bug Bites in Texas That Can Land You in the ER

By |November 10th, 2016|News Feed|

Autumn can start to feel a little creepy with fewer daylight hours, scary Halloween decorations, spooky corn mazes, chilly weather… and spiders. Yes, spiders. As this creepy crawlies come out of hiding from the dry summer heat, you’ll probably see a few sneaking across your bathroom floor or busy building a web right outside of [...]

Occupational Health and Safety: What Texas Employers Should Know About OHS

By |November 4th, 2016|News Feed|

Everything's bigger in Texas, including its trillion dollar economy fueled by a diverse set of industries, all made possible by 13.2 million Texans working in environments that range from high-rise office buildings to high-risk construction and oil and gas fields. In recent years, there has been a bigger focus on safety and workplace injuries, with many [...]

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need, Doc?

By |November 4th, 2016|News Feed, Uncategorized|

You probably learned how to get some good shut-eye and how much sleep habits can make a difference in getting to where you need to be after reading our blog, Sleep Right, Sleep Tight: 3 Tips for Good Rest. As adults, we can appreciate the focus, energy, and productivity that comes with a good night’s [...]

Urgent Care or ER Center? How To Decide Where To Go For Your Emergency?

By |November 2nd, 2016|News Feed|

When your doctor isn’t available, is it best to take your child to a hospital ER, a stand-alone ER, or urgent care center? Let’s say it’s a Sunday, and your 9-year old is limping across the living room complaining of severe ankle pain after soccer practice. What do you do when you can’t get to [...]