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Physical Therapy Awareness

After an injury, many people do not know what to expect. They might imagine jumping back into their usual hobbies and activities or worry too much about getting hurt again. After broken bones, surgery, and severe musculature damage, patients will often be recommended physical therapy to help them recover. But how do you know if…

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Symptoms of TBI

Growing up, we’ve all been in situations where we bonked our heads. Maybe you tripped playing tag or had a rowdy pillow fight with friends. Maybe you even played sports and get knocked with a ball a few times or had something fall on you while you were helping with house repairs. Over the course…

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Food Health & Safety Month

No matter if we are preparing a family dinner on a Friday night or grabbing a quick lunch to-go during work, food is one of the pillars of our day. From busy parents to kids in school, a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner are cornerstones to good health. But do you know if you are…

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World Hepatitis Day

When children are getting vaccines, some people might hear the name ‘Hepatitis’ and wonder what exactly it is. The condition ranges from Hepatitis A to Hepatitis E, and that can make it hard for some patients to understand. You might wonder what the differences are between so many kinds of Hepatitis and which ones you…

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Youth Sports Week

As the new school year approaches, many kids are looking forward to school sports or starting to play in local recreational leagues. As parents, we all want our children to get excited about group sports, as it can promote a healthy lifestyle and help our kids make new friends. Youth sports, though, can be far…

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Keeping Kids Pool Safe

New parents everywhere are wondering this summer: is it safe to bring their little ones to the pool? If you have an infant or toddler, you probably want them to have fun in the water with their family or friends, but when your child doesn’t know how to swim, you might be wondering if it…

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

At some point in their lives, many people go through difficult moments. It can be going to war, a major car accident, an abusive relationship, or sexual trauma. Living through a traumatic event means that you will experience stress related to the event after it is over, even while you are healing from it. It…

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Signs of a Stroke

Whenever we hear about someone having a stroke, it is always a frightening story. There are usually serious health conditions in the aftermath and strokes themselves can be life threatening. But what exactly is a stroke? How do you know if one is happening to someone you love? Being able to identify a stroke as…

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National Hand Hygiene Day

We have been taught all our lives to wash our hands—before we eat, after using the restroom, while we are cooking, and so on. Washing our hands can be such an important part of our daily health and hygiene, yet sometimes it is easy to forget how and when to wash our hands thoroughly. To…

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5 Common Symptoms of IBS

One way or another, everyone has heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but do you know what this common condition is? Let’s look into IBS some more, and see what the symptoms are, to learn more about how this condition affects some of the patients we see at The Colony ER Hospital. What is IBS? Irritable…

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