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Child being evaluated for concussion
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Concussions

What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a knock to the head or a hit to the body. The blow to the head or body can cause the brain to rapidly move around within the skull resulting in changes in the…
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August 23, 2022
Applying sunscreen to protect against UV rays
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July: UV Awareness Month

Most people enjoy spending time outside during the warm summer days, but not everybody takes the necessary precautions to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of Ultraviolet A (UV-A) and Ultraviolet B (UV-B) rays. Here are some of the damaging effects caused by exposure to UV-A and…
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July 6, 2022
Drinking water to fight dehydration
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Dehydration

Dehydration happens when your body doesn't have as much water as it needs. Without enough, your body can't function properly. You can have mild, moderate, or severe dehydration depending on how much fluid is missing from your body. Causes of Dehydration It’s normal to lose water from your body every…
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June 7, 2022
All Ally Medical Emergency Room locations provide pediatric emergency care
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Pediatric Care

Any time your child becomes sick or injured, it can be scary. You may not know what to do. Should you take him or her to the doctor? Do they need to go to the emergency room? If you have any question at all about your child’s health, you should…
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May 4, 2022
Lacerations
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Lacerations

Everyone gets scrapes and/or cuts at some point in their life. Most of the time, these wounds are minor and heal without any treatment at all. However, some cuts and injuries require stitches to heal properly. Whether a cut needs stitches depends on factors such as where the cut is…
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April 1, 2022
Ally Medical Emergency Rooms in the Austin and Houston areas can do onsite x-rays, unlike many urgent care facilities
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What is a fracture?

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. When a fracture happens, it’s classified as either open or closed: Open fracture: The bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or a deep wound exposes the bone through the skin. Closed fracture: The bone is broken,…
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March 2, 2022
Abdominal or stomach pain can sometimes require a visit to an emergency room
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What Is Abdominal Pain?

Abdominal pain is discomfort or other uncomfortable sensations that you feel in your belly area. Just about everybody at one time or another will get a bellyache. Most causes of abdominal pain aren't reasons to worry, and your doctor can easily diagnose and treat the problem. Sometimes, though, it can…
allymedical
February 15, 2022
When should you see a doctor for chest pain?
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Chest Pain

Chest pain appears in many forms, ranging from a sharp stab to a dull ache. Sometimes chest pain feels crushing or burning. In certain cases, the pain travels up the neck, into the jaw, and then spreads to the back or down one or both arms. Many different problems can…
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February 2, 2022
Stress
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What is stress?

Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges (stressors), your body produces physical and mental responses. That’s stress. Stress responses help your body adjust to new situations. Stress…
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December 20, 2021
Sick woman with flu or covid-19 with fever and cough sitting on couch at home. Ill person blowing nose and sneezing with tissue and handkerchief. Woolen socks and medicine. Infection in winter. Resting on sofa.
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Flu vs COVID-19

Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus, and flu is caused by infection with an influenza virus. COVID-19 symptoms generally appear two to 14 days after exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Flu symptoms usually appear…
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November 2, 2021