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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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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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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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Slips and Falls Are No Laughing Matter

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) falls are the leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries among the elderly population of America? And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips, and falls make up the majority of workplace accidents. Those are some pretty harrowing facts. Elderly people aren’t the o...

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The Flu's Uglier Cousin

It starts off as just an unfortunate case of the flu, but instead of feeling better you start to feel worse. You have violent chills and break out in a cold sweat. Your chest aches with pain each time you cough. Your fever keeps climbing and climbing. 100. 101. It spikes. 104. You feel hot and cold all at the same time, and you didn’t even know that was possible. You can barely breathe. What’...

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Be The Light Festival

RSVP Today to Reserve your Free Lantern RSVP Today to Reserve your Free Lantern Come join us, HealthCARE Express, for a night of fun, festivities, and giving at the Be the Light Festival as we celebrate being part of the community for 12 years! This event will be taking place on January 23, 2018 at Eagle Hall on the Texas A&M campus from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To get in, we only ask that y...

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Bane of Babies

The winter season brings with it many different illnesses. Illnesses such as the cold and flu become increasingly common as the weather gets colder, but along with them comes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Just the name of that virus may send a shiver down the spines of many of you. Even though RSV usually just presents itself with the symptoms of a cold— if it shows any symptoms at all— it...

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What To Do With The Flu

It happened again. You got the flu. Your body aches, your nose keeps running, you can barely hold food down, and you don’t want to get out of bed. All you want to do is cuddle up with a nice warm cup of chicken soup like your grandma used to make … but you’re out of paid sick time. Should you go to work and risk spreading the virus to your coworkers? Probably not. And should you even eat chicke...

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