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What causes an upper respiratory infection?

February 27, 2019 |

We’re on the cusp of flu season ending, but you shouldn’t relax just yet. With many upper respiratory infections out there, you still have a high chance of contracting something. The more you are informed, the more likely […]

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STD Facts: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

February 15, 2019 | River Oaks

Sexual Health If you are sexually active, you need to take care of your sexual health. It’s as simple as that. There are many misconceptions out there at the probability of contracting an STD which is why the […]

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Strep Throat Symptoms in Kids

February 8, 2019 | Katy

Everyone deserves to have a healthy and happy childhood. As parents, we take painstaking preventative measures to ensure our children can grow up without health complications. However, the occasional case of strep throat can sneak under the radar. […]

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

February 6, 2019 | Clear Creek

Traveling doesn’t have to mean leaving your healthy habits behind. With some clever planning and mindfulness, you can stay healthy no matter where you are in the world. From vacations to work trips, travel is a part of […]

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Swimmer’s Ear to Sunburns: How to Protect Kids From Common Summer Health Hazards

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Whether your kids will spend the summer exploring the beach or the wide-open spaces of your own backyard, you can take a few precautions to help prevent sunburns, ear infections, bug bites, and other summertime complaints. The physicians […]

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When Diarrhea Warrants a Trip to the Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Just about everyone gets diarrhea at some point in life. Experts estimate there are about 179 million cases of acute diarrhea in the United States per year. Most of the time, the loose stools of diarrhea last a […]

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Which Allergies Are Life-Threatening?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Most people are aware that some food allergies, such as shellfish or peanut allergies, can be life-threatening, but other types of allergies can be as well. The vast majority of people with allergies have mild reactions like a […]

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How to Comfort Your Child About Seeing the Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Whether your child’s response to going to the doctor is to scream, kick, and throw a fit, or to cry and beg you with pleading, tear-filled eyes to not go, this reluctance to see a doctor is about […]

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Should You See a Doctor for That Insect Bite or Sting?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

The world around you is full of insects, some of whom view you as a disturbance or food source. From bees to fire ants, insects can, and do, bite and sting in search of nourishment or as a […]

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Summertime Tips to Avoid a UTI

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

In 2015, researchers studying hospitalizations that were brought on by urinary tract infections found something interesting: UTIs spiked among women aged 18 to 44 in the summer months. Later studies confirmed the finding. There are many theories about […]

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The Increase in Chlamydia Cases and How You Can Protect Yourself

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States, and it’s on the rise, especially among young women. Usually, women don’t show any symptoms when they have chlamydia, but without treatment, it can lead […]

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What to Know About Head Injuries

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Any trauma to the head — including your skull, scalp, or brain — is considered a head injury and can be potentially serious. Traumatic brain injuries, concussions, skull fractures, and lacerations to the scalp are all classified as […]

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How to Protect Your Elderly Loved One From Slips and Falls

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Every 11 seconds in the United States, an older person is rushed to the emergency room after a slip or a fall. These visits result in 2.8 million injuries, 800,000 hospitalizations, and 27,000 deaths annually. The bottom line […]

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Don’t Wait or Self-Medicate: Clear Creek ER Treats Dental Emergencies All Day, Every Day

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

A dental emergency requires immediate care. The expert team at the Clear Creek Emergency Room can address damage to your teeth at all hours of the day — any day of the week. Relying on painkillers for tooth […]

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Bleeding During the First Trimester: When Should You Visit Clear Creek ER?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family, but it can also be confusing. Changes to your body abound, and sometimes you may experience light bleeding or spotting. Approximately 20% of women experience spotting during the […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

If you have a headache that’s preventing you from, well, just about everything, we can help. And here’s a look at how you can figure out what’s causing your head pain. More than 45 million people in the […]

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How to Tell if You Have a Skin Infection

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Any break in your skin, no matter how small, is an invitation for foreign matter to enter your body. Your body’s immune system generally does a great job fighting off these foreign invaders, but there are times when […]

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What are the Advantages of a Standalone ER Versus a Hospital ER?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

When you or a loved one needs emergency care, negotiating a busy and impersonal hospital with long wait times isn’t an ideal solution — especially if you have a standalone ER nearby. At Clear Creek ER, our goal […]

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When Do Abdominal Pains Warrant a Trip to the ER?

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Abdominal pain is so common, and everyday concerns, like gas, can sometimes cause such severe pain that it’s hard to know whether to seek emergency care or not. When symptoms such as severe pain, fever, and vomiting develop, […]

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Recovering From Broken Bones

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

You’ve probably heard people talk about broken bones and fractures as if they’re different things. The surprising this is, they’re the same. A fractured bone is a broken bone. In fact, physicians use both words interchangeably, but in […]

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Is It the Flu or Something More Serious? Pneumonia Warning Signs

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

When you woke up this morning with a mild fever, cough, and sore throat, you thought you might be coming down with a cold. But instead of developing a stuffy or runny nose as the day went on, […]

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Who Should Be Tested For STD’s?

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Talking about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is an uncomfortable, but necessary, conversation to have with a doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are an estimated 20 million new STDs diagnosed in the […]

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Prevention Services for Partners of HIV Patients

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

When it comes to public safety, stopping the spread of disease is among the top priorities. For the past several decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has worked with health care providers across the United […]

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Why Your Child’s Broken Bone Should Be Seen by a Clear Creek Emergency Room Doctor

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Broken bones are a common childhood injury and with proper care can heal with no long-term damage. Ensure your child gets the care they need by visiting Clear Creek ER after any trauma that suggests a fracture. Kids […]

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How Will the ER Diagnose the Cause of My Abdominal Pain?

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Abdominal pain that’s disabling needs attention, but it can be hard to diagnose. If cramps or other pain send you to the ER, the medical team has the tools and know-how to figure out the source of your […]

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River Oaks ER Doctors’s Advice for High-Risk Flu Patients

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Flu season is especially rough for people at high risk of developing complications from the virus. While typically healthy people might experience fever, body aches, and congestion, they usually recover within a few weeks with over-the-counter symptom relief […]

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When Congestion that Hinders Breathing Requires a Trip to the Clear Creek ER

February 5, 2019 | Clear Creek

Not being able to take a full, deep breath can be scary – for you or a child or loved one. Congestion can hamper breathing so much so that you want immediate relief. Congestion can result from a […]

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Don’t Wait or Self-Medicate: River Oaks ER Treats Dental Emergencies All Day, Every Day

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

A dental emergency requires immediate care. The expert team at the River Oaks Emergency Room can address damage to your teeth at all hours of the day — any day of the week. Relying on painkillers for tooth […]

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What to Look For in a Pediatric Doctor

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

With children come accidents, colds, and many other health issues that require prompt and specialized care, at any hour of the day or night. Here’s what to look out for when you want the best emergency care for […]

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What are the Advantages of a Stand-alone ER Versus a Hospital ER?

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

If you or a loved one needs immediate medical attention, the thought of getting lost in the maze of a hospital’s operations may not be ideal. That’s where a stand-alone clinic comes in. Emergencies seem to happen without […]

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Who is Most at Risk of Contracting Pneumonia

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

With flu season fast approaching, it’s time to be on the lookout for pneumonia, especially in those more likely to contract the infection, such as the elderly, children, and the immunocompromised. Getting treatment right away may help prevent […]

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How Often Should You Be Tested for HIV? River Oaks ER Doctors Explain

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

You can only be certain you have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if you get tested regularly. HIV attacks your immune system, limiting your ability to fight infections and disease. How often you should get tested for this […]

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When Stomach Pain Is and Is Not an Emergency

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Stomach pain that’s debilitating often requires a trip to the emergency room. Read here to figure out if your symptoms suggest a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention. Stomach pain can be uncomfortable, intense, and concerning, but […]

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When Does Chest Pain Require a Trip to the ER? River Oaks’ 24-Hour Doctors Explain

February 5, 2019 | River Oaks

Chest pain is not a sensation to be ignored, but it can be hard to know if you should make an appointment with your regular physician or head to the hospital pronto. That makes it important to learn […]

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Top 5 Ways to Deal With Arthritis Pain

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Arthritis pain can keep you from doing the activities you love. During a serious flare-up, you may even find it difficult to do simple tasks, such as washing the dishes or walking at the mall. Here, we’ve listed […]

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5 Lifestyle Changes to Decrease the Frequency of Your Headaches

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Nearly 25% of Americans have debilitating headaches that disrupt their lives, taking time away from work, family, and hobbies. You may have tried every pill and test available, yet still, lose time to pain. If that sounds familiar, […]

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Doctor’s Office or Emergency Room? How to Know When Your Child Needs Immediate Medical Attention

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Every parent knows the agony of a severely ill or injured child, but sometimes it’s hard to know when you can wait and call the doctor in the morning or your child needs emergency attention. We put together […]

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How to Prevent Chronic UTIs

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) are painful and can lead to dangerous and even life-threatening complications if not treated. UTIs happen when bacteria gets into the urinary tract. Typically, they’re treated with antibiotics and go away. It’s considered […]

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When Do Chest Pains Warrant a Trip to the ER?

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Your chest feels tight, pain is emanating from your heart, you’re certain you’re having a heart attack and need to race to the emergency room. You’re not alone. Chest pains send about seven million Americans to the ER […]

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Why Are Children More Susceptible to Ear Infections?

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Your child is fussy and has trouble sleeping. Then they start tugging at their ears and running a fever. These are likely signs you recognize — another ear infection. Although anyone can get an ear infection, children are […]

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What Are the Signs Your Child May Have a Concussion?

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Has your child recently hit or bumped their head? You may think concussions only happen on the football field, but many children suffer concussions off of the playing field during falls or other accidents. It’s important to understand […]

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Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Traveling doesn’t have to mean leaving your healthy habits behind. With some clever planning and mindfulness, you can stay healthy no matter where you are in the world. 9 Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling From vacations to […]

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What Are the Advantages of a Standalone ER Versus a Hospital ER?

February 5, 2019 | Katy

A standalone ER offers an oasis of quality emergency care that allows you to avoid the hassle and long wait times of hospital ERs. What Are the Advantages of a Standalone ER Versus a Hospital ER? Traditionally, emergency […]

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Living With Chronic Pain

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Chronic pain sufferers may feel like their life will never be the same. But with the right help and a change in attitude, you can enjoy your life fully and really live, even with chronic pain Chronic pain […]

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Warning Signs of Common Infections

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Infections can strike following surgery or anytime your immune system is challenged. Common places in which you experience infection include your respiratory system, skin, digestive tract, urinary tract, and at specific wounds. Infection can lead to serious complications, […]

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Don’t Wait or Self-Medicate: Katy ER Treats Dental Emergencies All Day. Every Day

February 5, 2019 | Katy

A dental emergency requires immediate care. The expert team at the Katy Emergency Room can address damage to your teeth at all hours of the day — any day of the week. Relying on painkillers for tooth pain […]

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Abdominal Pain: Is It Appendicitis?

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Unusual abdominal pain may be a benign sign of trapped gas or a stomach bug, but it also could signal a serious condition such as appendicitis. Evaluate your pain to determine if you need to head to Katy […]

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Don’t Become a Winter Pneumonia Statistic: Our ER Doctors Are Here 24 Hours a Day

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Most people recover from pneumonia within one to three weeks. But many people are at risk of serious complications that can land them in the hospital or worse. Prevent or get treatment for pneumonia this winter with the […]

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Winter Colds and Flu: Our ER Doctors Offer Prevention Tips

February 5, 2019 | Katy

Colds and flu may be common in winter, but that doesn’t mean you want them to take you down from your busy work, family, and social schedule. You can take steps to avoid contracting one of these viruses. […]

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When Should You Visit the ER Instead of Urgent Care?

January 30, 2019 | Clear Creek Katy River Oaks

When a medical situation arises that calls for prompt attention, you want to get to the right place first to avoid wasting precious time. While the words “urgent care” and “emergency room” may seem like one in the […]

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