An estimated 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy. Even if your family isn’t allergic to anything, it’s important for all children to learn about food allergies. Allergic reactions can be life-threatening, and everyone—adults and children included—should know how to identify the symptoms of a food allergy emergency. Teach your children about food allergies so they know how to help themselves or others who may need immediate medical assistance.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 130,000 people each year. In fact, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke happens when a clot or blood vessel rupture interrupts the blood supply to part of the brain. Fortunately, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Here are five lifestyle changes that can help you prevent stroke.
Your phone beeps in the center console while you’re driving home from work. It’s a text from your best friend. Do you instinctively reach to grab it? Though checking your phone is a simple task, it can have fatal consequences when behind the wheel.
Whether you’re an occasional drinker or consume alcoholic beverages moderately, you should understand how alcohol affects your health. Research on alcohol and the human body has revealed some health benefits and risks. Here are five interesting facts about the effects of alcohol on the body.
Know when to use urgent care services and when to go to an emergency room based on your symptoms. At Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency & Urgent Care in Pasadena, you won’t have to choose! We offer both urgent and emergency care under one roof.Read More
Before your trip to the beach, lake, or pool, make sure everyone has participated in formal swimming lessons and adults have taken a recent CPR course. Refresh your knowledge of important spring break safety precautions using this helpful infographic!
Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. The average person waits three hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack, and many pass away before they reach the hospital. Prompt medical treatment reduces the amount of damage to the heart. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and how to respond could save a life.
Did you know that a heart attack doesn’t always have obvious symptoms? Research shows that up to half of all heart attacks may not have typical symptoms, such as crushing pain in your chest, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can actually happen without a person knowing it. This is called a silent heart attack.
The commotion at your watch party for the big game should be caused by the action on the field, not an accident that sends a partygoer to the emergency room. Follow these safety tips to plan your watch party for the game, but remember every party has its own list of safety concerns, so you may need to add some additional precautions for your particular event.
You can never know too much information (TMI) regarding traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Whether you’re learning about preventing TBIs or talking with your doctor about symptoms of a head injury, the more information, the better you can prevent and identify one.