Thanksgiving is a time to gather together with family and friends and reflect on all you’re thankful for. However, it’s also one of the busiest times for emergency departments. Use this checklist to limit your risk of the most common Thanksgiving emergencies, and rest assured that there’s a CHI St. Luke’s Health Emergency Services provider near you.
If you or someone around you starts choking, you need to act fast. Choking happens when a foreign object gets stuck in the throat or windpipe. It only takes about four minutes with no oxygen for a choking victim to experience asphyxia, brain damage, or even death. Fortunately, with quick instinct and knowledge about live-saving techniques like the Heimlich maneuver, you can save lives.
If you’re around someone who has a seizure, it can be confusing to know what to do. While there are many types of seizures, basic seizure first aid helps ensure the safety of whoever is suffering. Remember: life happens. Plan for it.
As boutique gyms gain in popularity, exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis—a rare condition in which muscle tissue breaks down rapidly—is becoming more common. This dangerous side effect can occur if you push your body too far beyond its limits. Learn about this condition and how you can create a safe exercise plan to avoid it.Read More
According to the CDC, nearly 24 people per minute are victims of a form of domestic violence. Strong advocates against domestic violence, CHI St. Luke’s Health offers programs to help our community recognize and prevent violence and has eliminated negative influences from our environment. Take a moment to learn the facts and what you can do to help.Read More
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
Warmer weather sends many people into the water for a refreshing dip, which makes summer a high time for drowning incidents. Although most drownings happen in residential pools, children can drown in even just one inch of water. Learn the facts and follow our swimming safety tips to keep you and your children safe and healthy this summer.
The American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association, reports that strokes happen almost every 40 seconds in the United States. The effects of stroke vary from person to person based on the type, severity, location, and number of strokes. Although there is no cure once it has occurred, advanced medical and surgical treatments are now available, giving many stroke victims hope for optimal recovery and reducing the risk of suffering another.
An estimated 2.5 million Americans a year get eye injuries. How many of these eye injuries are emergencies? Know when you need to seek emergency medical attention for an eye injury and how you can keep your eyes healthy.