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Physicians

Most Common Misdiagnosis: The Last One Will Shock You

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 diagnosis 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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