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What to Do When You Cut Your Finger?

January 21, 2021 | River Oaks

Of all common injuries, finger cuts tend to be the most painful. Finger cuts pose major inconveniences both to adults and children, as well as potential complications. Proper wound care is essential to ensure speedy healing without infection […]

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How to Treat an Oven Burn

December 11, 2020 | River Oaks

During the holidays, people tend to find themselves in the kitchen more often than the rest of the year combined. And because holiday cooking is usually accompanied by stress and rushing, you’re less likely to take the standard […]

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Does Vitamin C Help with Seasonal Allergies?

October 26, 2020 | River Oaks

For many people, seasonal allergies are the bane of their existence. No one wants to walk around with watery eyes, itchy skin, a runny nose, or a host of other symptoms that are associated with allergies. And while […]

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How to Treat an Infected Spider Bite?

September 14, 2020 | River Oaks

Almost everyone has had to deal with a spider bite. Most of these bites aren’t likely to harm you (or give you super spidey powers), because 90% of spiders in the United States and across North America aren’t […]

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Summer Season Safety Tips

August 7, 2020 | River Oaks

July is upon us, bringing the suntans, swimming, and outdoor activities with it. But with the summer season at its peak, so are the likelihood of summer activity-related injuries and illnesses. We have compiled a comprehensive list of […]

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Coronavirus and the Elderly: What You Should Know

June 30, 2020 | River Oaks

As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to rise, the lack of concrete information on who exactly is most at risk is a source of uncertainty for many. And because people with pre-existing health conditions seem to be […]

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Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

June 1, 2020 | River Oaks

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, many people are finding themselves experiencing increased stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Whether it be from concern over contracting the virus or just anxiety from staying home and social distancing, it […]

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Recommended Water Temperature For Hand Washing

April 27, 2020 | River Oaks

Every day, we are bombarded with news about ways to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and prevent it’s spread. And while there are plenty of myths about how to fight off the virus, the main thing that everyone agrees […]

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Cut Your Finger While Cooking? Things to Know

March 6, 2020 | River Oaks

Whether you’re a veteran at whipping things up in the kitchen or a novice trying your hand at cooking for the first time, odds are that you are going to have a clumsy moment that leads to an […]

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What is Coronavirus & its Symptoms? | Contagious to Humans

February 6, 2020 | River Oaks

A hot topic on everyone’s mind as international travels are being restricted and reports continue coming in is the coronavirus and how the coronavirus is contagious to humans? Because it is such a rare phenomenon for coronavirus to become […]

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Going to ER for Kidney Stone Infections

January 6, 2020 | River Oaks

Kidney stones are an often painful experience that can be terrifying if you’re not sure where the pain is coming from. They occur when your kidney forms a crystal-like deposit out of elements in your urine (such as […]

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How to Deal with Back Pain in Cold Weather

December 6, 2019 | River Oaks

Back pain plagues anyone and everyone at some point in their lives, whether it’s because of an injury, their lifestyle, their posture, a condition, or aging pains. One thing that can supposedly exacerbate or cause back pain, however, […]

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Ingesting Household Cleaning Products (Child Safety)

November 22, 2019 | River Oaks

Discovering your child has accidentally ingested a household cleaning product can be one of the most terrifying moments of parenthood. You instantly start asking yourself questions: Was the product toxic? Will they get sick? How sick? Can it […]

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Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

October 11, 2019 | River Oaks

Hand and wrist injuries are so common that we have created an entire list of them. While treatable, it’s important to take the proper measures to avoid serious complications such as deformities that can lead to disability. Common […]

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What Birth Control is Best For Me?

September 10, 2019 | River Oaks

Choosing the right birth control method can be difficult with so many options. You probably ask yourself, “what birth control is best for me?” Here is an overview of what you need to consider when choosing a birth […]

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15 Tips For Staying Hydrated in the Heat

August 12, 2019 | River Oaks

Summer is here! Which means temperatures are at an all-time high and so is the risk for dehydration. It can be easy for you to become dehydrated through all the fun activities so here are some tips for […]

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Can Birth Control Cause Ovarian Cysts?

July 11, 2019 | River Oaks

Women’s reproductive health is a topic that doesn’t get discussed very often. This can lead to a lot of misinformation to exist, especially in the worldwide web. You’ll start to ask yourself questions like, can birth control cause […]

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Could Your Stomach Ache Be Appendicitis?

June 10, 2019 | River Oaks

Appendicitis is one of the most common illnesses that many patients come in for when coming to the emergency room. While a very common illness, it is often confused with other digestive issues as the symptoms are very […]

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When to Go to the ER for a Sprained Ankle

May 10, 2019 | River Oaks

A sprained ankle can be a nuisance, after all the ability to walk properly without pain or injury is greatly favored. Ankle injuries can be complex, as the level of injury determines treatment. Are you asking yourself, should […]

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Should I Go to the Emergency Room for a UTI? 10 Facts To Read First

April 18, 2019 | River Oaks

You’ve been having discomfort and suspect you have a urinary tract infection or UTI. You’re not quite sure because your symptoms overlap with other diseases. As the days go by, you start to ask yourself, “Should I go […]

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Most Misdiagnosed Diseases

March 19, 2019 | River Oaks

It is possible that you have heard about doctors misdiagnosing their patients. You may have even experienced it yourself. Nearly 30 percent of all diagnoses are wrong. It’s unfortunate, but it can happen, after all, doctors are human […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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