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Drug and Alcohol Clearing House - HCE Occupational Medicine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse goes into effect on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers and other authorized users information about commercial driver’s licenses and allows permit holders access to information needed to make informed safety decisions.   Beginning January 6, 2020 employers will be ab...

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Fun Family Haunts this Fall - Blanchard, LA

Hey moms and dads! Want something fun and safe to do with your kids this Halloween? Well, check out these fun Halloween and fall-themed activities this month!  October 17 Drop by the Shreve Memorial Library’s Blanchard Branch for fall-themed storytime! They will be reading books like Nursery Rhymes, Pumpkin Pumpkin, Fall Leaves, It's Pumpkin Time, and Moonlight the Halloween Cat. They will al...

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Fun Family Haunts this Fall - Marshall, TX

Hey moms and dads! Want something fun and safe to do with your kids this fall? Try out these fun community events going on!   October 17 Bring the family to Bear Creek Smokehouse at 10857 State Highway 154, Marshall, TX for a fun-filled Business After Hours event from 4:30-7:30 p.m.! Watch the pumpkin carving contest and try some of Bear Creek Smokehouse’s samples.  October 19 The Jefferson...

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Try the Pill Trick!

We all remember growing up and making that leap from taking liquid medicine to taking a pill! Many of us might remember struggling with swallowing a pill for the first time— maybe the first several times. Now, you have your own child struggling with the same issue. How do you help them get used to it?  First, before you move your child from liquid medicine to pills, make sure they are old enou...

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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 short...

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Easy Ways to be a Germ Fighting Superstar!

Try as we might, it’s almost impossible to avoid getting sick. Too many people don’t know how to properly prevent the spread of germs and disease, so sickness spreads easily between people at work and school. There are ways to lessen the spread of germs, though! Follow these tips and you can (hopefully) avoid taking a sick day and missing out on those precious moments with the family: Stay h...

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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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Get Your Flu Shot!

The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. The flu shot will not give you the flu, though some people can have minor reactions to it. You can still potentially get the flu even if you get the sho...

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Hide the Stash!

Want to monitor the candy intake of your children after trick-or-treating? Don’t let them squirrel it all away in their rooms and eat it at their own leisure. Take the candy and hide the stash out of the reach of children. You’ll be able to make sure they don’t eat too much, and you’ll be able to snag a few pieces for yourself! 

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Candy Detox

Did the kiddos eat a little too much candy last night after trick-or-treating? Hopefully, they didn’t make themselves sick! Help their body detox from all of that sugar by increasing their water intake today. Try to avoid letting them drink sugary drinks and sodas. Pure and simple water will do the trick! Here’s How Much They Should Be Drinking! Toddlers: 2 to 4 cups 4-8 years: 5 cups 9 -...

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