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Now Offering Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, a Breakthrough COVID-19 Treatment Under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA

By jsmith | February 12, 2021

The Colony ER Hospital now offers monoclonal antibody therapy as an alternative COVID-19 treatment option for those who meet the criteria mentioned below. The infusion therapy offered, Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, is under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Admisinstration (FDA). Monoclonal antibody therapy is not remdesivir, a separate COVID-19 infusion…

Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

By jsmith | February 1, 2021

One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

By jsmith | December 17, 2020

No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

By jsmith | November 6, 2020

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

10 Ways to Have a Safe, Spooktacular Halloween

By jsmith | October 27, 2020

The end of October kicks off the holiday season, and as with everything else in 2020, it feels different this year. But just because adjustments are being made doesn’t mean we have to compromise the fun that Halloween brings! With a little innovation, and some child-like imagination, you can make this October 31st a Halloween…

The Heart of Men’s Health

By jsmith | September 28, 2020

September 29th is World Heart Day! World Heart Day is an annual global campaign that was launched by the World Heart Federation in 2000. This campaign is committed to bringing awareness to the number one killer in the world that claims 17.9 million lives each year—heart disease. Although heart disease impacts both genders, it’s the…

Parenting in a Pandemic: Back to School Safety Tips

By jsmith | August 20, 2020

As a parent, there are countless life milestones you’ve been preparing for since you had your first child. Although the first day of school is on that list, no one could have anticipated the circumstances we’re currently under. Some things may be out of our control, but there are ways to feel more prepared for what you’re walking into. This…

5 Common Outdoor Health Risks

By jsmith | August 4, 2020

With the amount of outside activity that happens during the warmer months while kids are out of school, it’s no surprise that emergency room visits increase in the summertime. This month, we’re discussing a few common outdoor mishaps and how to prevent and protect yourself and your children from them. Summer Safety Five common outdoor…

Food Allergy Awareness Week

By jsmith | May 5, 2020

May 10-16 is National Food Allergy Awareness Week, a chance to educate others on the realities of living with a food allergy. Approximately 15-32 million Americans have food allergies, including 6 million children! Unlike food intolerances or sensitivities, food allergies are caused when your immune system incorrectly labels the proteins in certain foods as “damaging.”…

COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts

By jsmith | April 28, 2020

New information about COVID-19 is released daily. And with social media, anyone has a platform to share news, whether it is true or not. It can be overwhelming to try to filter through everything that’s out there. That’s why we’re taking a look at a few popular COVID-19 theories circulating the internet and seeing what’s…