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Blog Posts in March, 2017

Safety Guidelines for Dogs and Kids

Most children love to play with cute animals, but unfortunately, this isn’t always safe. Even if a puppy or dog is usually gentle, it’s easy for a dog to interpret a child’s quick ...
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Can Driving Yourself to the ER Delay Your Treatment?

Despite knowing that a 911 dispatcher’s job is to handle emergencies, many people hesitate to call 911 when they need emergency care. Some patients mistakenly assume that driving to the hospital ...
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How to Help Your Child Care for a Rash

Most skin rashes are relatively harmless, although they can cause uncomfortable itching. Still, it’s always a good idea to consult a pediatrician at your community hospital, especially if this ...
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What to Do in the Event of an Eye Injury

During the warmer months, emergency care physicians tend to treat eye injuries more frequently than in other months. It’s a wise decision to wear protective eyewear when using power tools, ...
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What Not to Do in the Face of Heart Attack Symptoms

If you or someone you love is experiencing heart attack symptoms, the only answer is to get emergency care as fast as you can. When treatment is delayed, more heart tissue is allowed to die, which can ...
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Stroke Symptoms Unique to Women

When it comes to strokes, every second counts. The longer it takes for a stroke patient to receive emergency care, the more brain tissue they will lose, which can lead to permanent disability and loss ...
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Essential Care Tips for Patients with a High Risk of Heart Disease

Do you know your risk of heart disease? If not, review your risk factors with your doctor. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, or if you are generally inactive, smoke, or ...
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Why You Should Head to the ER for Shortness of Breath

As Dr. Natalie Shum of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center explains in this video, shortness of breath is always a cause for concern. Whenever you or someone you love experiences it, it is ...
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