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Navigating Healthcare

Retired state trooper grateful for life after two emergency surgeries

As a retired state trooper, public safety officer and police officer — and a self-described “fitness buff” — Shannon Cloe is no stranger to tests of physical endurance. So, when exercises that were once easy become strangely difficult, it was a clue that something was amiss. “I have a tendency to push myself more than …

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How delaying care can lead to devastating health consequences

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visits to hospital emergency departments nationwide dropped 42 percent in April at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, from a mean of 2.1 million a week in 2019 to 1.2 million in 2020. Many people experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, stroke or other …

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What to expect during an eVisit

These days, many events, gatherings and tasks are taking place virtually — from school to socializing and even receiving important medical care. To help you stay well without ever having to leave home, Baylor Scott & White Health has expanded our virtual care options. From video visits to messaging directly with your primary care physician, …

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How to make the most of your virtual care visit

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. But as you adjust to this new normal, don’t hit pause on your health. Remember that your doctors are still here for you and all your healthcare needs. At Baylor Scott & White Health, we are constantly evolving our care delivery with your …

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Should you go to the doctor, walk-in clinic, urgent care or ER?

When you need healthcare, where you go depends on the type of care you need. In a true emergency, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room. But, keep in mind that the emergency room is for emergencies. If you end up there for a minor issue, you’re going to have to wait …

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How to make the most of your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is an effective health benefit for keeping the senior population healthy as they age. A Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is free of charge for people with Medicare Part B and is a great way for you to connect with your primary care physician. Completing your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit …

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How nurse and patient navigators make your cancer journey easier

A diagnosis of cancer is life changing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the questions and worries: Am I going to be okay? How do I tell my loved ones I have cancer? Where do I even start? Beginning at your time of diagnosis, there are many decisions to be made about treatment and …

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