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What a Pain! Sinus Headaches Vs. Migraines

Headaches come in all different horrible shapes and sizes, but it can be hard to tell them apart and determine their cause. Is it stress triggered? Is it too loud or too bright? Is it caused by sinus pressure? It’s easy to confuse one type of headache for another, one of the most common mix-ups being between sinus headaches and migraines. The symptoms between the two are quite similar, though t...

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It's Getting Hot in Here: The Fever's Magic Number

Is your child feeling sick? Well, don’t call the school office just yet! Normal body temperature is 98.6 °F, but everyone’s body temperature (adults and children) fluctuates throughout the day depending on age, activity level, and many other factors. The magic number for a fever in everyone though, no matter the age, is 100.4 °F. It’s important to know that a fever itself isn’t an illness but ...

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Bring the Whole Krewe to Mardi Gras 2020!

Texarkana Mardi Gras has been saved! Due to generous donations given by Precision Roll Grinders and the efforts of us here at HealthCARE Express and the amazing people at Texarkana Radio, the Texarkana Mardi Gras celebration is on for February 22, 2020! Bring the whole family to this awesome event! The festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5k run sponsored by The Sportsplex. Following ...

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Maybe It's Not Just a Cold...

Watch Out for RSV!

The winter season brings with it many different illnesses. Illnesses such as the cold and flu become increasingly common as the weather gets colder, but along with them comes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Just the name of that virus may send a shiver down the spines of many of you. Even though RSV usually just presents itself with the symptoms of a cold— if it shows any symptoms at all— it...

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What To Do With The Flu

It happened again. You got the flu. Your body aches, your nose keeps running, you can barely hold food down, and you don’t want to get out of bed. All you want to do is cuddle up with a nice warm cup of chicken soup like your grandma used to make … but you’re out of paid sick time. Should you go to work and risk spreading the virus to your coworkers? Probably not. And should you even eat chicke...

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Got the Flu? Should You Go to the ER or Come to HCE?

This year, the influenza virus has run rampant throughout the country. Most states in the South— including Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma— have suffered from a high density of outbreaks of the virus. Typically, the strain of influenza encountered at the beginning of the flu season is influenza A. This year, however, more cases of influenza B have been reported. Influenza B is more lik...

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Watch Out for Pneumonia!

It starts off as just an unfortunate case of the flu, but instead of feeling better you start to feel worse. You have violent chills and break out in a cold sweat. Your chest aches with pain each time you cough. Your fever keeps climbing and climbing. 100. 101. It spikes. 104. You feel hot and cold all at the same time, and you didn’t even know that was possible. You can barely breathe. What’s...

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End of Year Wellness Visits

The end of the year is fast approaching, so you should get in your wellness visits if you haven’t done them yet.           Some Examples of Wellness Visits Cancer screenings Women need to have breast cancer screenings done every one or two years after they turn 40, and men should have prostate cancer screenings every year after 45. People with a personal or family history of cancer are mo...

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Check Ripeness

Not sure which pears to grab at the grocery store? It can be difficult to find a pear that’s at the perfect ripeness to snack on. There’s an easy way to check the ripeness of a pear when you’re at the store.  Gently press a finger into the top of the pear where the stem is located. If there is a small amount of give there, the fruit is ripe! The rest of the fruit should be firm. If it’s soft a...

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Keep Those Pears Fresh

Afraid your pears are ripening faster than you can eat them? You can store them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to keep them fresh for a few weeks.  Take a large zip-top bag and puncture small holes into it. Dampen a paper towel and place it in the bag. Place a few pears into the zip-top bag and place them in the crisper drawer of your fridge. This should keep your pears tasty and h...

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