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Be Prepared for the Top Seven Holiday Medical Emergencies

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it’s also a period when medical emergencies can occur. At Physicians Premier, we understand the importance of being prepared and knowing when to head for the ER. Here’s a look at the top seven holiday medical emergencies and what to ...

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Understanding COPD: Symptoms, Risks, and When to Seek Emergency Care

For most of us, breathing is automatic and not something we often consider. However, for over 16 million people in the U.S. who live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), each breath can be a daily challenge. This highlights the importance of understanding COPD and the impact it has on the ...

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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Would you know what to do if someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury? Every year, thousands of American families face this life-altering situation. Physicians Premier is dedicated this National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month to helping educate the community on the dangers, prevention, and treatment of spinal cord ...

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How Extreme Heat Affects Your Breathing and Lung Health

Summer arrives without much warning, giving us little time to adjust to the sudden change in temperatures, which can affect lung health. While the summer season energizes many individuals, it creates challenges for those with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. The combination of extreme ...

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Dizziness: When to Call Your Doctor

Dizziness describes various sensations that differ from person to person. It is common to experience a woozy feeling and lightheadedness at some point, which is considered normal. However, dizziness becomes concerning when accompanied by difficulty walking, double vision, vomiting, or chest issues. If you experience any of these symptoms, ...

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Emergency Radiology: An Overview

Emergency Radiology Services, also known as Emergency Imaging Services, refer to the use of medical imaging in the emergency room for the purpose of diagnosing injuries or illnesses. These procedures include X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds. Learn more about the different kinds of imaging services available at Physicians Premier. Read ...

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When Is Sports Head Injury an Emergency?

As Texans, we love our sports. We love to cheer on our favorite teams, but we also love playing them ourselves. We typically see or hear about professional athletes suffering from sports head injuries. Sadly, these types of injuries are not confined to professional athletes. Sports head injuries can happen to ...

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Top Medical Emergencies During the Holidays

The holiday season can get pretty crazy, with finding that perfect gift, relatives coming, preparing unforgettable holiday meals, and getting your home decorated. With all the parties to attend and the commotion that comes with it, the risk of suffering an illness or an accident is higher at this time ...

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When to Go to the ER for Scrapes and Cuts

1 in 5 US adults visit the emergency room every year. However, you might not know when to go to the ER for a cut. After all, most cuts aren’t severe and heal properly with a first-aid kit. But you must understand when a cut is severe enough to warrant an ER visit. If you ...

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Headache: When to Worry

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 20 adults has a headache almost every single day. So, if you’ve experienced this type of pain recently, you’re not alone.  But if your head hurts often, you may have a few questions and concerns about your health. For starters, what causes headaches? On top ...

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