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A Sickness You Just Can't Stomach

So, what exactly is the difference between the stomach virus, or viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning? Well, not much. The symptoms are all quite similar, and the viruses associated with the stomach virus are ones linked to food poisoning. While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or n...

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Flashback Friday: Strange Archaic Medical Practices

Do you ever watch a movie set back in the medieval or Victorian era and think, “Man, I wish I lived back then!”? Well, things weren’t nearly as pleasant as the movies make them seem, especially the medical practices. We’ve come a long way in the medical field since then, and luckily many of the procedures and medical beliefs of the time fell out of practice. Thankfully, when we visit the doctor...

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Feature: Top Ten Must-Have Mommy Apps

Here at HealthCARE Express we like to share the love, so today we're showcasing our wonderful Mommy Blogger, Angela Evans! We're going to inculde a short excerpt from her awesome post about useful apps for mommies (and daddies) to have on their phones.  Enjoy!   "If you’re like millions of other moms, your cellphone is attached to you like its one of your organs. Don’t feel guilty If you’ve ...

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Halloween Safety

It’s almost time for Halloween! You can almost hear the moaning ghosts and rattling bones… Soon, costumed kiddos, young and old, are going to be running the streets, searching for houses giving out candy. But as fun as Halloween is, it can be pretty dangerous and unhealthy for children. So, HealthCARE Express is here to give you a few tips to have a safe and healthy Halloween.   -Only use sho...

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Sports Injuries

Around 1.5 million student athletes suffer from sports-related injuries every year and are taken to various emergency and urgent care departments in the US. The sport that does the most damage to those playing it, though, is often football. People who play football risk more than just shoulder and knee injuries that are common in most sports. The forceful physical contact that is used in footba...

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Come Get Your Flu Shot!

Flu season is upon us. It’s never fun to be sick, but the flu is one of the worst viruses to suffer through. You get achy and feel gross, and you don’t want to get out of bed. Being sick is just an inconvenience. You can lose a lot of time at school or work if you get sick. Most of the symptoms of the flu are pretty similar to other illnesses, so, it’s important to know its symptoms so you can...

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Longview Scavenger Hunt

Hey, Longview! You guys ready to have a bit of fun? HealthCARE Express is hosting a scavenger hunt event from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 15. We want the community to participate and get involved by gathering the list of things below:   For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, snap a picture of yourself in your pink tee-shirt! Take a picture or screenshot of you “liking” our HC...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just about all of us know someone who has suffered, or passed, from breast cancer. HealthCARE Express is here to help you understand what breast cancer is, and to hopefully dispel different misconceptions about it.   What is breast cancer? To understand breast cancer, we must first understand what cancer is. Cancer occurs when the cells that build tis...

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

We here at HealthCARE Express know how important it is to keep your kids happy and healthy, but sometimes against your best efforts your child somehow ends up sick anyway. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a virus that most commonly affects children 5 years old or younger, though it isn’t impossible for older children, or even adults, to contract the virus as well. Though HFMD isn’t dange...

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Playground Safety

Children love to run around and have fun, especially when visiting a playground. They can be reckless, but not every risk to them comes from acting wild and having fun.   Keep Children Within Sight At All Times -There are many dangers involved with children getting out the sight of their parent or the adult watching over them. They could be kidnapped, or they may hurt themselves. It’s best t...

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