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How to Promote Positive Body Image

By mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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 mflores | 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…

World Hepatitis Day

By mflores | July 24, 2018

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…

Youth Sports Week

By mflores | July 13, 2018

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…