October 2023

A Parent’s Guide to Torn ACL Injuries 

By |2023-09-29T17:59:51-05:00October 17th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Children & Youth, Emergency Medicine, Local Galveston, Local Longview, Local Tyler|

As parents, we understand the health benefits of physical activities for children, but at the same time, we want our kids to stay safe at all times—a guarantee that does not exist in competitive sports. If your child plays a sport, some of the most common sports-related injuries to watch out for are rotator cuff [...]

Rotator Cuff Injuries: Tips for Prevention and Recovery

By |2023-09-29T17:47:35-05:00October 12th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition, Emergency Medicine, Local Galveston, Local Longview, Local Tyler|

Protecting your shoulder health is a must, whether you're an athlete or you are regularly engaged in physically demanding work. The shoulder's ball-and-socket joint is consistently at risk when we lift, throw, or perform repetitive overhead motions—leaving us susceptible to rotator cuff injuries. Want a worry-free season, game, workout, or on-the-job experience? Let’s explore how [...]

3 Healthy Fall Snacks to Fuel Kids

By |2023-09-29T18:04:48-05:00October 5th, 2023|Children & Youth, Wellness & Nutrition|

With school back in session, there’s arguably no better time to add some concentration fuel to your kid’s diet. But getting kids to be proactive (let alone agreeable) about eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can feel like an uphill battle.  Here’s the thing: you can energize your child with nutritious foods, all while [...]

September 2023

5 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By |2023-08-27T22:38:41-05:00September 28th, 2023|Daily Living, Internal Health, Wellness & Nutrition|

Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. It is made by fermenting apples with yeast and bacteria, creating a vinegar that contains acetic acid, vitamins, and minerals. Advocates of apple cider vinegar claim that it has a wide range of health benefits, from aiding digestion [...]

Fall Allergies: Managing Your Child’s Allergy Symptoms 

By |2023-08-31T11:48:51-05:00September 19th, 2023|Children & Youth, Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

Now that summer has come to an end, you may start to notice a difference in how your child feels after going outside or coming home from school. Is your little one rubbing their nose and eyes, feeling drained, or constantly clearing their throat? Then they might be struggling with allergies. We don’t like to [...]

An Overlooked Superfood: 6 Benefits of Pistachios 

By |2023-08-08T14:49:54-05:00September 14th, 2023|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

Pistachios are a popular snack food that are enjoyed by people all over the world. These delicious nuts are not only tasty, but they are also incredibly nutritious, offering a wide range of health benefits. In this blog post, we will explore some of the key benefits of pistachios and explain why they are a [...]

Reclaiming Balance: Timeless Health Trends to Combat Burnout

By |2023-08-08T14:49:20-05:00September 7th, 2023|Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

In today's fast-paced and demanding world, finding balance and maintaining good health can often feel like an uphill battle. Many individuals struggle with burnout, a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. However, there is hope. Prioritizing self-care, holistic well-being, and sustainable lifestyle choices can help overcome burnout and revitalize your [...]

August 2023

The Benefits and Risks of Vitamin C for Toddlers   

By |2023-08-08T14:48:19-05:00August 29th, 2023|Children & Youth, Daily Living, Wellness & Nutrition|

As a local emergency room, we frequently receive questions from concerned parents about their children's health. One common question we get is whether or not it is safe to give a toddler vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in the growth and repair of tissues in the [...]

Unpacking the Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll and Why Everyone’s Raving About It

By |2023-08-08T14:47:55-05:00August 24th, 2023|Wellness & Nutrition|

If you've been on social media recently, you may have noticed a new trend emerging: liquid chlorophyll. This natural supplement, derived from green plants, has been touted for its numerous health benefits and has gained a following among health-conscious individuals. But is the hype around liquid chlorophyll justified?  Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in [...]

The Latest on MIS-C: What We Know and What We Don’t

By |2023-08-08T14:47:43-05:00August 22nd, 2023|Virus & Respitory, Wellness & Nutrition|

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are facing a new and concerning phenomenon: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C. This condition, which appears to be a rare complication of COVID-19, has caused alarm among parents and healthcare professionals alike. What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children? MIS-C is [...]