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Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet

It’s Spring, and you know what that means… It’s Spring cleaning time!   While you’re going about your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean out your medicine cabinet. It’s recommended that once a year, you toss out your expired medications. The expiration date refers to an unopened container, not opened ones. Opened containers of medicine should be tossed after a year, or sooner if it begins...

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Looking a Bit Spotty- Skin Cancer Awareness

We don’t often think of our skin as an organ, but it is just as much one as your stomach or brain. The skin is tough and has many different layers of defense to keep off harmful invaders that can harm the rest of the body. But with that in mind, it’s important to know that the skin isn’t infallible. It’s just as susceptible to illnesses and diseases as your other organs. Sadly, one of those dis...

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Not All Fun and Games- Sports Injuries

Sports. They’re all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And people get hurt all the time. Sometimes it’s a simple injury, just a sprained ankle, but it can be something severe, like tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). There are different types of sports injuries, including acute (sudden injuries) and chronic (injuries developed over a person’s athletic career) sports injuries. In...

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RICE for Sprains

You’re out for a jog and your foot catches in a crack in the sidewalk. You stumble and pain shoots up your leg as your ankle begins to throb and ache. Or maybe your child was running about on the playground having fun, but then falls because their foot got caught in a hole and they twisted their ankle. Sounds like you may both have a sprain. Sprains occur when the ligaments in your ankle tear o...

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What a Pain! - Sprains

We all have memories of running around on the playground at school when we were kids. Maybe we were playing tag or running just for the sake of running because that’s just what kids do, but everything came to a grinding halt when your foot catches on a rock or a small hole and you go plummeting to the ground. You probably remember quite clearly the throbbing in your hands and knees from falling...

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A-Choose Allergy Treatments!

You go outside as the weather begins to change. The cold bite of winter has left the air and things are beginning to grow again. But there it is. You see it. A yellow powder covering your car. Pollen. You run back inside, but it’s too late. You’ve been exposed. Your nose starts to run and you begin to sneeze. It’s that time of year again:  Allergy season. Or maybe your eyes water and itch whe...

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A Sore Subject: Strep Throat

The cold weather brings with it a whole slew of sicknesses. Many of those sicknesses cause sore throats. Flu. Cold. Bronchitis. But sometimes a sore throat is more than just that. Sometimes, it can be strep throat. Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This bacteria dwells in the nose and back of the throat, but it doesn’t always cause illness. It sho...

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Love Your Skin Coupon Books

Looking for the perfect gift for the one you love?  Any spouse or family member would love one of these packages!  Purchase a book today at our Dermatology & Age Management clinic located at 4401 Corporate Drive, Texarkana TX.  We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm by appointment. Please call 903-223-9911 with any questions you may have!   ...

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Take the Time to Breathe- Asthma

In people who suffer with asthma the bronchial tubes in their lungs are always inflamed and are easily irritated. When faced with an irritant or trigger, the airways swell even more, tightening and making it even harder for the person to breathe. Mucus created in the lungs is produced in excess and closes the airways even more. Several different things can trigger an asthma attack, from changin...

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It's Getting Hot in Here: The Fever's Magic Number

Is your child feeling sick? Well, don’t call the school office just yet! Normal body temperature is 98.6 °F, but everyone’s body temperature (adults and children) fluctuates throughout the day depending on age, activity level, and many other factors. The magic number for a fever in everyone though, no matter the age, is 100.4 °F. It’s important to know that a fever itself isn’t an illness but ...

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