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How to Avoid Summer Migraines

With summer’s arrival come many wonderful things like breaks in school, adventurous vacations, and lots of fun in the sun. However, for some, summer’s heat brings out something not so enjoyable—migraine headaches. While migraines can attack at any time, many sufferers find them more frequent during the summer due things like higher temperatures, barometric pressure […]

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When is the Right Time to Visit an Emergency Room

Accidents and illnesses happen every day. For the majority, these minor problems require minimal care and treatment. However, it is important to recognize when a situation requires immediate emergency assistance. Knowing the difference can not only save you time and money, but quite possibly your life. When seeking medical attention, it is important to understand […]

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Probiotics- Are They Right for Me?

When you think of bacteria, what comes to mind—contagious germs, the common cold, disinfectant spray? For some, the word alone strikes fear in their hearts. However, the right kind of internal bacteria in your gut can be more of a friend than a foe. These helpful little microorganisms are known as probiotics and they pack […]

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A Colonoscopy Could Save Your Life

It’s time to talk about that uncomfortable, but necessary procedure we all know—the colonoscopy. Colonoscopies, though they had a bad reputation, are one of the most important procedures a person can have done. Approximately 50,000 people will die per year, due to colorectal cancer. Being the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United […]

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Patient Safety is the Cornerstone of our Work

Patient Safety is the cornerstone of our work at Humble Surgical Hospital and all the facilities in our network. Recently, chief nursing/administrative officer at Westside Surgical Hospital, Angie Kauffman was asked to share best practices on this topic with the readers of Medical Journal of Houston. Click here to read: Medical Journal Houston – July […]

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Keep the Rally Going

How tennis players can maintain their strokes by staying injury-free From Grand Slam tournaments to recreational leagues, tennis players are feeling the strain after their matches. You might think that tennis elbow is the most likely injury for the serve-and-volley set — but it’s no match for more common afflictions. Sixty-seven percent of tennis-related injuries involve […]

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Before Your Child Goes into Surgery

Tips from nurse anesthetists Moms and dads will naturally get anxious if their child needs a surgical procedure. That’s why the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists put together a guide for parents on how to ease their fears and make the process as easy as possible for the child. START STRONG •When parents remain calm, […]

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Do Not Mix

Some foods and herbal supplements may interfere with your medication It’s only logical. Medication works because it causes some sort of reaction in your body. Herbal supplements and food do the same thing. And sometimes, the combination creates conflict that will cause medicine to lose its effectiveness. New Prescription? Do This Immediately. • Read the labels. • […]

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Marijuana and Heart Health

A study raises questions as legalization of the drug becomes more common Many supporters of marijuana legalization have cited the drug’s health benefits among the most important reasons for their support. Marijuana is often used to provide pain relief associated with chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and HIV. But now there is more to […]

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Straight from the Heart

Patients of HSH-affiliated cardiologists get fast stress test results with HOPD When dealing with matters of the heart, Humble Surgical Hospital encourages early intervention for optimal cardiac health. HSH recently established a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) that offers a wide array of services — including stress tests to monitor changes or irregularities in the heart’s […]

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