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Spread Joy Not Germs This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, there are simple ways make sure you and your loved ones stay healthy to enjoy the celebrations. Paying attention to hygiene is the best way to avoid contracting colds, infections or food poisoning. The last thing … Continue reading

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FAST – Signs of a Stroke

Do you know the signs of a stroke? During a stroke, the brain doesn’t receive the blood necessary to maintain and manage bodily functions. During and post stroke, emergency medical treatment is necessary to lower your chances of brain damage, disability, … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines for Children for the 2018-2019 Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently recommending influenza vaccinations for individuals over the age of six months. Annual flu vaccinations can provide protection against the most common strains of the flu, reducing the spread of … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Seizures

Seizures can be frightening and even dangerous for those affected and for their family members. Knowing what to do in the event of a seizure can relieve some of the anxiety associated with these incidents. In some cases, a trip … Continue reading

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How Blood Tests and Urine Tests for Pregnancy Work

If you are currently wondering if you might be pregnant, a quick visit to your Sugar Land emergency clinic can often provide you with the most accurate and prompt results for your concerns. Understanding how pregnancy tests work can give … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Mild to Moderate Sunburn

Fun in the sun is an important part of summer in the Lone Star State. Wearing plenty of sunscreen is one good way to make sure your outdoor adventures do not end up with a trip to Sugar Land emergency … Continue reading

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Allergic Reactions and Prevention for Summer Insect Bites

In most cases, insect bites are a minor annoyance that can cause inflammation in a small and localized area. For sensitive individuals, however, a bite or sting from the wrong insect could result in a trip to a Sugar Land … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Tips To Help Your Family Avoid a Trip to the Emergency Room

A trip to a Sugar Land emergency clinic is probably not what you and your family have in mind for your summer vacation. A recent survey, however, indicates that roughly 25 percent of people on vacation will end up at … Continue reading

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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care: Essential Differences

Urgent care facilities offer fast care options for many minor and moderate injuries and illnesses. These health care providers may be limited in the types and extent of care available to patients. Knowing when to head for your Sugar Land … Continue reading

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What is a freestanding emergency medical care facility?

The Texas Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Facility (FEC) Licensing Act was first enacted in 2009 by the 81st Legislature. What is the definition of a freestanding emergency medical care facility? Source: Texas Health & Human Services, Texas Department of State … Continue reading

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