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Occupational Therapy

By mberardo | April 19, 2019

April is Occupational Therapy Awareness Month, which for many is a time of not only education but a great help in their daily lives. The term ‘occupational’ makes many people think of their jobs, their occupations, but in the world of medicine, this word has a very different meaning. While some occupational therapy is relevant…

How to Reduce Sugar

By mberardo | March 26, 2019

With Easter candy showing up in stores, the temptation to indulge in a bit of chocolate or brightly colored marshmallow treats is strong. However, for families everywhere, nutrition is key, and many people might be wondering how they can enjoy seasonal treats and springtime desserts without consuming too much added sugar. Since even small quantities…

How to Promote Positive Body Image

By mberardo | February 27, 2019

As February comes to a close, it is marked with an important week in physical and mental health. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 25th to March 3rd, and while it sometimes goes overlooked, The Colony ER Hospital believes that bringing proper attention to these complex disorders is important for our community health. While…

The Importance of Blood Drives

By mberardo | January 24, 2019

Many members of The Colony’s local neighborhoods started the new year with a blood drive. On January 8th, The Colony ER Hospital partnered with The American Red Cross to host a blood drive at our facility. It started 2019 off right by supporting our community with this massive public health effort. The Colony ER Hospital…

Holiday Alcohol Safety

By mberardo | December 17, 2018

With New Year’s on the way and holiday parties abound, it is the time of year when champagne toasts and festive cocktails are everywhere. As people all over the country treat themselves to a little extra celebration, though, there is an increased risk of danger. Intoxication brings health risks, possible injuries and, worse of all,…

Home Eye Safety for Kids

By mberardo | December 13, 2018

Parents often warn their children not to play with certain objects or run too fast or else “you’ll poke your eye out!” It is something everyone has grown up hearing, but as we make sure our own kids learn how to play responsibly, parents might find themselves repeating this phrase more and more often. To…

The 2018-2019 Flu Season Overview

By mberardo | December 13, 2018

After last year’s severe flu season, many families are worried about what the holiday season might bring. Just like every year, doctors and researchers at the CDC have been hard at work studying the virus and how it is mutating this year to keep families everywhere prepared for the flu season. With this in mind, The Colony…

Physical Therapy Awareness

By mberardo | October 18, 2018

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…

Symptoms of TBI

By mberardo | October 13, 2018

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…

Food Health & Safety Month

By mberardo | September 7, 2018

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…