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Raising Kidney Disease Awareness

Closeup of young woman suffering from pain kidney disease while sitting on bed at home, Healthcare And Medicine concept

According to the National Kidney Foundation, there are 37 million American adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased risk. Kidney disease develops when the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste, toxins, and excess fluids from the body. The disease is called “chronic” because the damage to your…

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Healthy Sleeping Habits for Children

Child sleeping

Sleep can be a sensitive subject for kids, especially once it’s time for them to get back to school. For plenty of young ones, sleep is just part of the process. Work hard in the classroom, play hard on the playground, study hard at home, and they’re down for dreamtime within a few seconds of…

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Treatments of Juvenile Arthritis

Any time a parent has received the unexpected diagnosis that their child has a rare disease or condition, one of the first questions they ask is: “What can we do to treat it?” For many diseases and symptoms, the answer is a pleasant one, or at least a hopeful one. For the overarching syndrome known…

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Men’s Health

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. About one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although prostate cancer is a serious disease, most men do not die from it. Men’s Health Awareness month is a time to remind the…

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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Spring is here! A time to fire up the grill, round up the family for your son’s tee ball game, take a dip in the pool or join a quick game of volleyball on the beach. While this sounds fun, unfortunately more than 60 million Americans are suffering with some not-so-fun diseases, asthma and allergies,…

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Occupational Therapy

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…

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How to Reduce Sugar

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…

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How to Promote Positive Body Image

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…

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The Importance of Blood Drives

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…

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Holiday Alcohol Safety

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,…

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