Overdose Awareness Day

international Overdose Day

Addiction is a disease, and it’s one that is far too prevalent. The CDC estimated that 100,306 people died from an overdose during a 12-month period ending in April 2021. And The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that North America continues to have the highest drug-related mortality rate in the world. To…

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School Bus Safety

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With the school year approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to practice and inform your kids about the importance of school bus safety. There’s no harm in taking extra precautions as we get ready for back to school.   Several of the 25 million students around the country start and end their day with…

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We’re Here for Your Children

We know that kids can get sick or hurt at any given time. Not to worry though; we’re here for you and your family. Our physicians are board-certified and trained to treat pediatric ER cases, and with on-site imaging and laboratory, we are prepared to make your child’s visit quick and comfortable. Our location offers…

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Eat Your Veggies

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June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day and the perfect time to try those veggies you’ve been avoiding since you were a kid. All vegetables carry healthful dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but some are full of exceptional health benefits! Depending on your diet, nutritional needs, and overall well-being some specific vegetables may offer…

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Family Health and Fitness Day!

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It’s time to get up and get active for National Family Health and Fitness Day on June 8th! The National Recreation and Park Association has created this day to encourage families to participate in healthy physical activity and to help promote the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities active and healthy. Looking for…

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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

Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital doctors

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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