Recognizing A Stroke Can Save Your Life

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Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? We’re sharing some facts and need to know information about what a stroke looks like, how to lower your chances of having one, and what the risks are. What is a stroke The American Stroke Association defines a stroke as “a disease that affects the…

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

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In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 75 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

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March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the heroic measures doctors take to keep their communities safe and healthy. We would like to personally thank the remarkable physicians at Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital! Our incredible team of emergency physicians go above and beyond to put our patients first. We appreciate each…

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Protecting Your Brain: TBI Awareness

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the growing prevalence of traumatic brain injuries and how we can better protect ourselves. First, let’s review how our brains work! The brain is a part of your body’s central nervous system, and it functions by sending and receiving vast…

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Understanding Endometriosis

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, a topic that brings women, families, and medical communities together in solidarity. The Endometriosis Awareness movement began in 1993 when Mary Lou Ballweg and seven other women decided that endometriosis, and all the women around the world suffering from it, deserved to be recognized. As with all health issues, the…

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American Heart Month

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Thanks to Valentine’s Day, the symbol for February is a heart. ❤ You see it everywhere—on candy, cards, decorations, and clothing, so what better time to honor our most important organ than with American Heart Month! For AHM, we are raising awareness of the risks and symptoms of heart disease and sharing tips to improve…

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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Unfortunately, cancer has affected all of us in one way or another. And although 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, 30 to 50 percent of all cancers can be avoided by reducing risk factors and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so we’re taking this opportunity to inform…

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship

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When you love someone, your feelings extend far beyond one day of the year. Roses and chocolate are always nice, but there are many meaningful ways to express how much you care about someone past February 14th! A thoughtful way to show your love is by caring for your significant other’s health. When you encourage…

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Understanding the Thyroid Gland

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

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The Difference between COVID-19, the Flu, Allergies, RSV, and a Cold

We’ve all been there; you wake up with a sore throat and your brain immediately starts rattling off the possible sicknesses you’ve caught. With cold and flu season colliding with COVID-19 spikes, it’s hard to tell what you’ve come down with. Cue the frantic Googling! To help settle some of the confusion, we’ve provided a…

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