Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving is a great time for friends and family to gather together. Among all the excitement for the turkey and pumpkin pie, it is important to remember to take proper safety precautions when cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Make sure to follow these Thanksgiving safety tips to keep your holiday celebration at home instead of having to take it to the ER.

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COPD Emergencies

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. An estimated 24 million Americans are affected by COPD, but half of those people are not aware that they have it. If you experience increased breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness, visit your doctor to get screened for COPD. Smoking, pollution, and genetics are the most common risk factors for COPD, so everyone is at risk. If you have COPD, learn how you can avoid exacerbations and when you need to visit the emergency room.

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Most Common Sports Injuries

The beginning of the school year brings the beginning of fall sports. Your child might be getting ready for football, gearing up for volleyball, or preparing for basketball. If your child plays sports, the chance of injury increases. Be prepared for bumps and bruises along the way and have an emergency center in mind just in case. These are the top sports injuries seen in the emergency room and steps to take if your child gets hurt.

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