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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

News reports come every year, with updates on statistics and risks of texting and driving. As technology continues to grow, though, texting is not the only risk. Smartphones and hands-free “infotainment” systems in cars offer the height of convenience but can still post a hazard to distracted driving. In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month…

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3 Healthy Replacements for Granulated Sugar

Easter candy is coming into stores and many families might be feeling a familiar craving for something sweet. But as spring comes around, many parents are worried about not only their children’s sugar intake but their own. It brings up one question that many people struggling to control blood sugar and weight ask themselves. How…

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Eating Disorder Awareness

We like to tell ourselves that we know what an eating disorder looks like. Someone who is “all skin and bones” or someone who suspiciously disappears to the bathroom after every meal. These are often exaggerated clichĂ©s that people think of when they think about eating disorders, but the reality of these conditions is often…

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Trick-or-Treat Safety

As kids get ready for next week’s Halloween fun, parents might be worried about the usual trick-or-treating routes. When strange reports of practical jokes gone wrong begin to flare up around Halloween, families might be wary when it comes to their little ones going out after dark. New Braunfels Emergency Room wants to reassure all…

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Signs of Chronic Pain

The sun rises on a new day, and as you get up from bed, you find it difficult to move. Your back is stiff, your shoulders are tight, even your knees hurt, and you’ve only just gotten up. The pain is exhausting, but you haven’t fallen down or done anything to hurt yourself recently, so…

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Back-to-School Safety

As kids head back to school, one of the biggest concerns for parents is how to make sure they stay safe on and off campus. For families with children across different grade levels, balancing your elementary schoolers walking to school with middle or high school sports can be challenging. With so many activities starting up…

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Signs of Depression

It is perfectly normal for a person to feel blue every once in a while. Feeling sad is a normal part of life and does not necessarily mean a person is clinically depressed. However, when those feelings of sadness are accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and guilt, a person could be suffering from clinical depression.…

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The Dangers of Dehydration

Summertime is right around the corner, and the kids want to play. Maybe your plans are to get some gardening done or visit every local park in your area. Maybe you have big plans for a family vacation, with trips to the beach and hiking included. No matter what you’re doing this summer, the warm…

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Med Lab Professionals Day 2018

This week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, so we here at New Braunfels ER wanted to show our appreciation for some of the dedicated, highly-skilled medical laboratory professionals who work in our facility. Medical laboratory professionals are the technicians who specialize in analyzing laboratory testing data. They must be familiar with clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology,…

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The Danger of Internet Challenges

Trends like the “Cinnamon Challenge” have been around for several years, and with the recent “Tide Pod Challenge,” many parents are concerned about how they can keep their children safe from these seemingly harmless games. Not all games originating from the internet are harmful, after all—the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge being one of the harmless ones…

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