The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends, and alcohol is often an expected party guest. While drinking in moderation can be part of holiday festivities for adults 21 and older, keep these guidelines in mind to keep yourself and your party guests safe.
How safe is your home from fire hazards during the holidays? While the warm light from a fireplace or festive holiday candle can be comforting, it can also be dangerous if you are not careful. The holiday season can be the most dangerous time for fires and burns. To keep your family safe, refresh everyone on the following fire safety tips.
We all want the holidays to be festive and fun, but it’s important to be aware of the hazards that can come along with seasonal decorating. This year, keep the following guidelines in mind to keep your family safe.Read More
If someone around you displays signs of respiratory distress, will you know what to do? Before an emergency happens, plan for it.Read More
Concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can impact the way your brain works. The effects of a TBI can last anywhere from a few days to the rest of your life. A mild TBI may cause a brief loss of consciousness, whereas a severe TBI may cause an extended period of unconsciousness and affect your thinking, senses, language, and emotions.Read More
If an emergency happens, where will you go? You may have multiple options in your area, but not all emergency rooms are the same. Making the decision between a freestanding or a hospital ER will affect your out-of-pocket costs, wait times, and access to trauma care. Be proactive and learn about the different types of ERs now so you can make an informed decision during an emergency.Read More
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.
Hurricane season in Houston usually begins in June and continues through November. Are you prepared for a potential storm? Check all of these items off your list and know where to go in the event of a medical emergency. CHI St. Luke’s Health has multiple hospital emergency departments and freestanding emergency rooms located throughout the Greater Houston area for convenient access to care.Read More
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.