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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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What is COPD?

Whether you have only heard the name through TV commercials or know someone suffering from it, the name COPD can sound a bit cryptic. Coughing is one of the visible symptoms, but what does COPD stand for? What is it? And, most importantly, how do you know if your family is at risk to contract…

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Holiday Drunk Driving

Every year there is an unfortunate rise in drunk driving incidences around the holidays. Between Christmas and New Year’s, when holiday parties are everywhere, and friends are encouraging one another to have an extra drink, the U.S. Department of Transportation finds an increased rate of DUIs. While it can be fun to celebrate during this…

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

The new year has begun, and everyone who has made new resolutions for their personal health are going strong… right? While many of us set goals for the new year centered around getting active or eating better, it can be hard to maintain those new habits throughout the whole year.  To help everyone keep in…

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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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