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Blog Posts in 2016

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Make a New Year's Resolution to Drive Safer This Year

When most people think about New Year’s resolutions, they think about things like losing weight and exercising more. One important, if often overlooked, resolution that can also have a big ...
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How Does Stress Hurt Your Body?

Short-term stress, such as that you may be feeling right before a big presentation, can cause helpful changes in your body that make it possible to complete your task. However, when stress persists ...
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Preventing Fires in the Holiday Season

The holiday season not only brings good cheer but also a unique set of risks that impact your entire family. People seek emergency care more frequently during the holidays for things like injuries, ...
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Why Older Adults Have a Higher Risk of Decorating Injuries

Decorating injuries are always problematic during the holidays, and for older adults, the effects can be even more devastating. As Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin of Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center ...
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How to Handle Diabetes Complications

When patients are first diagnosed with diabetes, many of them are surprised by the many ways the disease affects their health and daily lives. Diabetes places patients at an increased risk of many ...
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Everyday Tips for Improving Your Spinal Health

It’s easy to take the health of your spine for granted—until you begin to experience back pain. Chronic back pain is a debilitating problem that adversely affects quality of life and ...
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Your Guide to Healthier Holidays

Holiday weight gain, stress, and lapses in fitness are common problems, but they certainly aren’t inevitable. Using a few simple strategies can help you maintain your wellness while still ...
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Getting the Facts About Pancreatic Cancer

Each year, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are either diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or die from it. The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer is relatively low. Patients who do develop ...
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Possible Causes for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is more than an inconvenience. It can be significantly disruptive to a woman’s life and may indicate a serious medical condition. As a Southern Hills ...
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What Do Neonatal Nurses Do?

Neonatal nurses are the backbone of critical care for newborns. They play an essential role in the maternity hospital at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center and in the ER when infants need ...
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Preventing Prostate Cancer

Although treatments for prostate cancer have improved dramatically and are very effective, especially when the disease is caught in early stages, prevention is still the goal. Although it is not ...
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Sports Injuries: What Every Athlete Should Know

In addition to reaping the rewards of being active, something every athlete also has to be aware of is the risk of injury. Fortunately, there are things that all athletes, from weekend warriors to the ...
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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the method of choice for feeding infants because it offers incredible health benefits for both mother and baby. However, the decision to breastfeed or not is a highly personal one ...
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Keep Your Kids Out of Hot Cars

It might seem obvious to experienced parents and caregivers that it’s dangerous to leave a child in a hot car, but dozens of hot car deaths still occur every year. In fact, many of these deaths ...
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How to Ensure a Healthy Back to School Season

With the new school year approaching quickly, kids are looking forward to seeing their classmates and parents are eagerly awaiting the structure of the school day. But while you’re out shopping ...
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Helping Your Child Prevent Eye Injuries

Did you know that summer is the peak time for visits to emergency care departments? Eye injuries are a particularly alarming type of medical emergency because of the possible risk of permanent vision ...
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Keeping Your Cool When You Exercise This Summer

Physical activity is a cornerstone of good health, boosting mood, activity levels, and general wellness. However, outdoor activities in the hot conditions of the desert climate can physically tax the ...
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Choosing the Right Safety Gear for Summer Activities

Outdoor activities are a popular pastime during the summer, as plentiful sun and warm temperatures create the perfect environment for team sports and outdoor workouts. One of the easiest ways to stay ...
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Protecting Your Eyes from UV Rays

UV radiation consists of high-energy photons, which are produced by the sun and present in the sunlight that reaches the Earth. In addition to damaging the skin through sunburn, UV rays can also cause ...
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Knowing When You Are Dehydrated

Dehydration is a serious condition that can lead to severe medical complications if not addressed promptly. Knowing the signs of dehydration and when emergency care is needed can help you take quick ...
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Breaking Through Misconceptions About Colon Cancer

As with many medical procedures and conditions, from stroke care to orthopedic surgery, colon cancer is something people are familiar with but may misunderstand. Don’t let these misconceptions ...
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What to Know About Your Neighborhood ER Staff

When you seek emergency care, who will be in charge of your treatment? Several staff members work together to ensure that every patient gets the interventions they need in the ER, from stroke care to ...
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Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer with These Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the perfect chance to spend time outside with family and friends, but this fun in the sun comes at a risk. In addition to the burns and heat-related illnesses that could require emergency ...
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Don't Get Injured by Your Summer Shoes

Of all of the things that could cause you to need emergency care or a visit to the orthopedic surgeon, you may not put your summer shoes high on the list. In reality, summer footwear is notorious for ...
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What's the Relationship Between Osteoporosis and Arthritis?

When it comes to the risk factors for a given disease, there are many different risks to consider. These include uncontrollable risk factors such as your age and family history, along with modifiable ...
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