Ebola Virus Disease – Get the Facts from the CDC

There is so much hitting the airwaves these days on the Ebola Virus ….. and the info changes daily, even hourly. GTEC wants to make sure our friends, soon to be friends, and family have accurate, updated information. A great source to find answers is the Centers For Disease Control. For information regarding the signs and symptoms, transmission,…

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Fight Fatigue

According to Wikipedia ….. “Fatigue (also called exhaustion, tiredness, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes.”  more Fatigue can affect your health, your job performance, your relationships ….. basically your quality of life.…

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Enterovirus D68 in the United States

For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing about the EV- D68 virus on the evening news. Reported cases began in the mid-western US, but have now spread to 38 states. As of today, Texas seems to be in the clear, but that may change at any time. I went to the CDC’s website to learn more about this…

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Experts: Give Flu Shot to Kids 6 Months and Older

It’s that time of year again …… Flu Season. I ran across this excellent article regarding children and the flu vaccine and wanted to share. New to the recommendation this year for children is a stronger recommendation for the nasal spray form of the vaccine. That vaccine, called the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), should…

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Early Detection and Treatment are Critical

Golden Triangle Emergency Center feels it’s our obligation to pass along health information to our friends, yet-to-be friends and family in Southeast Texas. Feel free to reach out and let us know any particular health subject you would like us to address. This can be done through our contact us page. Please put attention webmaster. September…

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Take the “Hydration” test to see how much you know.

In Southeast Texas, it doesn’t take much to get dehydrated while working or playing outdoors. Take this quiz to see how much you know about dehydration. You’ll be surprised by some of the answers. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/rm-quiz-know-about-hydration

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September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Okay ladies, if you’ve been putting off those annual wellness visits to your Gynecologist, please take a few minutes to check this out. Cancer awareness and early detection really do save lives and women of all ages are affected by gynecologic cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control, “all women are at risk for…

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Steps to prevent high cholesterol

September is also National Cholesterol Education Month. There are several Health Awareness Days and Events in September. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing information with you from the CDC and other great resources to encourage and educate you and your family. Feel free to share with your friends. Learn what steps you can take to…

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

We  feel sharing important information regarding your family’s health is part of our obligation to the community. Saying that, this is great information from the Mayo Clinic Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a Healthy Diet http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/nutrition-for-kids/art-20049335  

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