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When to See a Doctor for Headache

December 17, 2020 | Katy

Headaches are one of the most common ailments that people experience. And although they can cause immense pain, inconvenience, and irritability for the sufferer, a headache is usually nothing to worry about. But how much pain is too […]

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How Long Does Tennis Elbow Last?

November 9, 2020 | Katy

As we go about our day to day lives, it’s not uncommon for people to experience random bouts of dull pain or soreness. However, in some instances that pain may be indicative of a potentially harmful condition. If […]

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When to go to the Hospital for Kidney Infection

September 21, 2020 | Katy

Kidney infections are no joke, and it can be easier than you might think to get one. And while most people might easily mistake signs of a kidney infection for something less serious like a yeast infection. It’s […]

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Precautions to Take with Coronavirus

August 13, 2020 | Katy

As summer drags on with the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of waning, many people are forced to resume their normal routines. As places of work, worship, and schools reopen, it’s important that people continue to heed the […]

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The Return to “Normal”: Coronavirus School Precautions

July 8, 2020 | Katy

Around the world, countries are trying to navigate problems associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Among challenges like over-capacity hospitals and economic turmoil, more domestic issues are also at the forefront of conversation. Despite the recent spike in confirmed […]

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Seasonal Allergy vs. Coronavirus Symptoms: What You Need To Know

June 8, 2020 | Katy

It’s that time of year again—allergy season! Throughout the country, people have been suffering from seasonal allergies due to spring pollen. And while this is just an annual occurrence that people have learned to deal with, the coronavirus […]

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The Importance of COVID-19 Testing Sites

May 8, 2020 | Katy

As we all do what we can to protect ourselves against the spread of COVID-19, there are a few things that experts consistently list as the best way to prevent infection: social distancing, washing your hands, and getting […]

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Importance of Washing Your Hands – Coronavirus Outbreak

March 13, 2020 | Katy

Probably enough for it to feel like a broken record, right? With the current COVID-19 situation however, Coronavirus washing hands for safety is becoming a highly discussed topic. Parents, teachers, friends, colleagues, doctors, and other medical professionals alike […]

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What to Consider While Traveling – Coronavirus Outbreak

February 12, 2020 | Katy

As the Coronavirus outbreak emerges from Wuhan, China continues to spread internationally, locals and travelers alike have serious questions about how to stay healthy and protect themselves from the Coronavirus outbreak while traveling. Given that the World Health […]

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Ringworm on the Skin

January 14, 2020 | Katy

Ringworm is a very common skin condition that can be contracted in a variety of ways. Despite its name, it is not caused by any kind of worm, but rather a fungus that lives naturally on our skin, […]

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Most Common Holiday Accidents

December 13, 2019 | Katy

The holidays are an exciting time of year full of fun activities like decorating, putting up Christmas trees, and spending time with family. Aside from setting up the festive scenery, though, we generally like to think of the […]

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Car Accidents: The Deadliest Halloween Event

October 29, 2019 | Katy

Halloween Fatalities: A Scary Statistic  Halloween is approaching so you’ve probably heard that the scariest thing out there is a haunted house that makes you sign a waiver to participate and promises twenty grand for the person that […]

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Top 13 Reasons to go to the Emergency Room

October 8, 2019 | Katy

Emergencies can happen when least expected. So much so that when they happen, you are not sure if it qualifies as an emergency. You might even think it’s not serious and that it will go away. That can […]

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Emergency Care for Blood Pressure

September 5, 2019 | Katy

For those who already have issues with their blood pressure, it might be difficult to gauge when to seek emergency care for blood pressure-related problems. Take a look below and learn how to pinpoint key signs for elevated […]

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How to Tell If Your Wrist is Broken or Sprained

August 5, 2019 | Katy

Your wrist is one of the most important parts of your body, as it helps you do numerous everyday tasks, from holding something light like a pen to something heavy like a 100-pound weight, your wrist is something […]

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What Happens During a Sports Physical?

July 8, 2019 | Katy

Close to 40 million American children play sports during their time in school. Being part of a sports team helps children learn teamwork and a healthy active lifestyle which is why it’s so important to provide for them […]

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How to Care For Your Child After a Concussion

May 31, 2019 | Katy

80 percent of concussions will have the person appear as if they are alright, but when it comes to your child, it’s important to observe their behavior for any signs that show their injury is more serious. You […]

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When Should You Go to the ER for Chest Pain?

May 3, 2019 | Katy

When you think of chest pain you immediately panic and think you’re having a heart attack but that is not always the case. Chest pain can occur for many reasons, but don’t rule out a heart attack just […]

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Do I Need Stitches? 10 Ways to Know for Sure

April 5, 2019 | Katy

Open wounds can happen in the blink of an eye. The kids are running around, and suddenly one trips over a rock and lands on the hard pavement. He’s crying, there’s blood everywhere, and you’re freaking out because […]

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Is Swelling Normal After a Dog Bite?

March 12, 2019 | Katy

Being bitten by a dog is an unpleasant and frightening event. Unfortunately, this happens all the time, so much that most don’t think about seeking medical attention as a first thought after a bite or scratch. That is […]

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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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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 should you go to the ER for chest pain?

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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Signs and Symptoms of Infection

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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