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4 ways to prepare your family for a natural disaster

We all know the drill: Watch the local weather forecast, listen for the warning sirens and take cover in the safest place we can find—a hallway, an office stairwell, an interior room away from windows. Then we hunker down, ride out the storm and pray we still have power afterwards. If we followed the advice …

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Why do they always take my weight and blood pressure?

Every time you go to the doctor, they’ll need your weight and blood pressure. Facing the doctor’s scale can make you feel uneasy. And as you feel the blood pressure armband tighten, you may wonder why your doctor needs these vital signs. Perhaps if you understand the significance of getting your weight and blood pressure, …

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What your doctor really listens for with a stethoscope

The stethoscope you see draped around your medical professional’s neck has long been an iconic symbol of care. While you probably know the stethoscope is used to listen to the heart and lungs, you may wonder what this vital tool can detect. Bao H. Le, DO, an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff of Baylor …

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10 Halloween safety tips: All treats, no tricks

Halloween is quickly approaching, and ghouls and goblins everywhere are competing for this year’s best costume. It’s difficult not to get swept up in all the excitement and Hocus Pocus of Halloween! We all at the Level 1 trauma center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas want to share some tips with you that can …

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Sleep and academic success: How a good night’s sleep can help your child perform better in school

Sleep is vital to our well-being at any age and particularly crucial for school-age children. Sleep deprivation affects every aspect of a child’s life, from friends and family relationships to school performance and daily behavior. Roughly one-third of children ages four months to 17 years get less sleep than they need. Without adequate sleep, children …

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The do’s and don’ts of fireworks safety

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many people are looking forward to the dazzling fireworks displays that celebrate our independence each year. But fireworks can be very dangerous—and fireworks injuries are becoming more common. Back in 2011, there were more than 9,000 emergency department visits due to fireworks-related injuries. But in 2020, according to …

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