Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Have you completed a walkthrough in your home to make sure your space is hazard-free? Check off these prevention tasks to increase the safety of your home. Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are hospital-based to ensure seamless admission should a long-term level of care be needed.Read More
As fall sports start up, now is a great time to instill good hydration habits in your kids. Without frequent reminders, children may not drink enough liquid to stay hydrated while participating in extracurricular activities. Prolonged amounts of heat, strenuous exercise, and inadequate fluid intake can lead to dehydration. The symptoms of dehydration include thirst, excessive fatigue, dry skin, cramps, infrequent urination, dizziness, and confusion. If left untreated, it can lead to serious heat-related illnesses.
Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car can be a grave mistake, even on days with cooler temperatures. According to the CDC, cars can heat up 20 degrees in roughly 10 minutes and lead to serious heat-related illness or death. Though a preventable tragedy, many of the childhood deaths from heatstroke in hot cars are accidental. Protect the children in your life and help reduce hot car deaths with the following tips.
School is just around the corner! Are you prepared for your child to go back to school? Check all of these items off your list before the first bell rings. Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Centers are located throughout the Greater Houston area for convenient access to care.Read More