June 2020

Are Swollen Glands Serious?

By |2022-03-28T16:12:07-05:00June 12th, 2020|Emergency Medicine, Internal Health, Virus & Respitory|

When you’re feeling pain or swelling in the upper neck area, you just might have a bacterial or viral infection. Although swollen glands (more appropriately called swollen lymph nodes) may indicate something as minor as a cold, it can also signify something as serious as lymphoma. But before you start worrying, have your doctor examine [...]

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Why Social Distancing is Still Important

By |2022-03-28T16:43:08-05:00June 1st, 2020|Covid-19, Daily Living, Virus & Respitory|

As we enter into what seems like the 20th month of surviving the coronavirus, some states are beginning to open back up. Residents can get back to doing some of the things they did before the quarantine. Unfortunately, even as cities lift restrictions, it’s important for everyone to continue to social distance. The last thing [...]

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April 2020

All Systems Go: Boost Your Immune System

By |2022-04-07T13:00:41-05:00April 6th, 2020|Daily Living, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

As we are witnessing day after day, it is difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Let’s not forget that the flu is also making its rounds, and allergy season is upon us. Having a strong immune system is not only important during this extreme time, but it's important all year [...]

March 2020

Common But Dangerous: A Few Facts About Asthma

By |2022-04-07T12:16:10-05:00March 14th, 2020|Internal Health, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Asthma, a lung disease, has become so common that sometimes we forget just how scary and dangerous it can be for those who suffer from it. Asthma can affect children and adults, and unfortunately there is no cure. To be better prepared, here are a few facts about asthma. Facts About Asthma How Many Types [...]

February 2020

Sinuses 101 and How to Treat a Sinus Infection 

By |2022-04-07T12:21:14-05:00February 20th, 2020|Virus & Respitory|

From southern hospitality to strong family bonds, Texans have so many things to be proud of. But one thing that Texans can do without is Texas allergies. Molds, pollen, and cedar fever wreak havoc on folks throughout the year. Emergency rooms become busy during peak allergy seasons: one of the most common complaints we see [...]

January 2020

How to Treat Strep Throat

By |2022-04-07T13:33:11-05:00January 15th, 2020|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory|

Body aches, fever, and a painful swallow can trick you into thinking your kid has the flu. However, if you see small red spots towards the back of the roof of their mouth, it may not be the flu. You might actually be dealing with a case of strep throat. But how do you treat [...]

November 2019

May 2019

Cedar Fever in East Texas

By |2022-04-07T13:04:26-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Local Longview, Local Tyler, Virus & Respitory|

Should you be worried about cedar fever in East Texas? Cedar fever is mostly a concern in Central Texas, but that doesn’t mean that East Texas is immune to it. Although oak and pine are the most common tree allergens in East Texas, this time last year, tree pollen from mountain cedar was at an [...]

February 2019

Relieve Sinus Pressure Naturally With These 6 Tips

By |2022-04-07T13:39:51-05:00February 16th, 2019|Virus & Respitory|

Sinus pressure can make for a miserable day. But if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like jumping straight to medications, there are many different things you can try to relieve sinus pressure naturally. Even if you decide to take an over-the-counter decongestant, you might have even better results with some of these tried-and-true [...]

November 2018

Are Flu Vaccines for Kids Necessary?

By |2022-04-07T13:41:40-05:00November 10th, 2018|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory|

While 62 percent of Americans receive flu shots every season, there are still 38 percent of Americans who refuse to have one because they either think it won’t work or they fear the side effects. And if schools don’t require it, are flu vaccines for kids really necessary? If you’re one of these people with [...]