The Dangers of Dehydration

By mberardo | May 22, 2018

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…

Med Lab Professionals Day 2018

By mberardo | April 27, 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,…

The Danger of Internet Challenges

By mberardo | April 19, 2018

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…

National Doctor’s Day 2018

By mberardo | March 30, 2018

March 30th is National Doctor’s Day, and New Braunfels ER wants to shine the spotlight on one of our amazing physicians. Dr. Joseph Hathorn is an emergency physician at New Braunfels ER and has been practicing emergency medicine in Texas for over 15 years. To learn more about Dr. Hathorn and his experience, we were…

How to Manage Allergy Season

By mberardo | March 23, 2018

It’s that time of year, when winter fades away and the weather is just perfect for a walk around the park. But when your family is celebrating spring with that beautiful weekend picnic, you feel it. That itchy tingle in your nose, that watery sting in your eyes—it’s allergies! With pollen counts on a seasonal…

Shiitake Stuffed Peppers

By mberardo | March 9, 2018

Serves: 6 Ingredients: 6 large red, orange or yellow peppers 1 large onion, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 ½ cup finely chopped shiitake mushrooms ½ cup dry red wine 2 small zucchini, grated 1 medium bunch of cilantro, chopped Salt & pepper to taste ½ cup low fat or non-fat mozzarella cheese…

The Common Types of Heart Disease

By mberardo | February 22, 2018

As a freestanding emergency room, New Braunfels ER is fully equipped to treat emergencies like heart attacks and strokes, but as a patient, you might be wondering what causes these sudden and sometimes fatal health conditions. Maybe you’ve heard some terms like atherosclerosis or cerebrovascular before, but have no clue what these mean regarding your…

National Women Physicians Day 2018

By mberardo | February 1, 2018

Question 1: Tell me a little bit about how you got into medicine. What inspired you to work with emergency care and ERs specifically? I always demonstrated the unction to help people when they needed someone.  I first became an R.N. and worked in ICU.  This spawned a deeper desire to become a physician.  Emergency…

What You Need to Know About FSERs

By mberardo | January 30, 2018

With a name like ‘Freestanding ER,’ it can be easy for people to get confused about what exactly these facilities are. What kind of medical services are offered? What do I bring with me when I come in? What about my insurance? All of these questions can seem overwhelming, but the answers are actually quite…