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National Hand Hygiene Day

By mflores | May 2, 2018

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…

5 Common Symptoms of IBS

By mflores | April 12, 2018

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…

All About Organ Donors

By mflores | April 6, 2018

April is National Donor Month, but a lot of people don’t understand what the process of organ donation is, nevertheless how important it is to the medical field today.  Without organ donors, many patients wouldn’t survive, and, as medical professionals, we are grateful that so many people sign up to be organ donors every year.…

The Serious Symptoms of a Concussion

By mflores | March 28, 2018

We worry every time our children hit their heads in a sports game, or whenever we fall while doing household chores and bonk the backs of our heads. We always cringe and we might even get a big bump on our foreheads. But there is always that worry in the backs of our minds. Is…

Poached Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce

By mflores | March 12, 2018

This week is Brain Awareness Week, and we wanted to share one of The Colony ER Hospital’s favorite Mind Diet recipes to celebrate. The Mind Diet is a series of guidelines for your family’s diet that promote brain health and help to prevent conditions like Alzheimer’s later in life. Incorporating some of these techniques into…

CTs & X-Rays 101

By NutexMarketing | February 18, 2018

Here at The Colony ER Hospital, we are proud to offer our in-house CT-scans and x-rays as part of our impressive Imaging and Laboratory services. If you’ve never had a serious physical injury, you might not know what exactly CTs or x-rays are. We hear the names of these tests tossed all over the place…

What You Need to Know About Freestanding Facilities

By mflores | January 31, 2018

With a name like ‘Freestanding ER’ and ‘ER Hospital’ it can be easy for people to get confused about what exactly these facilities are. What kind of medical services are offered? What do I bring with me when I come in? What about my insurance? All of these questions can seem overwhelming, but the answers…