Understanding the Thyroid Gland

What is your thyroid capable of? Although small, the thyroid is mighty, and it can cause a variety of health issues. Many symptoms connected to thyroid conditions go ignored or undiagnosed, but they’re probably more common than you think. According to the American Thyroid Association, over 200 million people in the U.S. struggle with a…

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10 Fresh Approaches to the New Year

In a few days, we’ll be watching the ball drop and welcoming 2022! For some, a new year brings a chance to have a fresh start. For others, the pressure of “starting over” every January can feel overwhelming. We’re discussing a few healthy intentions you can take with you into the new year, and how…

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Christmas Coloring Book

Need a festive way to keep your little elves busy? Download our coloring book, “Comet’s Case of Reindeer Flu,” for a fun-filled coloring experience and read how West Plano ER helped save Christmas! Click the image below to download the book.

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Get Your Elf on the Shelf a Doctor’s Note

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and your child’s favorite—Elf on the Shelf! We understand that during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’re offering a unique way to give parents a break during the busy…

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How Your Family Health History Can Help You

Your genes are what make you uniquely yourself, but they also carry certain similarities through your family. For example, the genes your parents passed down are responsible for your eye color, height, hair type, and sometimes, unfortunately, health issues. Typically, at least one type of chronic disease will affect a family, such as cancer, heart…

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The Best and Worst Candy for Kid’s Teeth

During October, grocery store aisles are lined with candy corn, festive cookies, frosted cupcakes, and every type of candy under the sun. Thanks to all the gooey goodness, it’s only appropriate that October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Types of Candy Let’s talk Halloween candy—what’s okay, and what you may want to skip on buying…

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What You Need to Know About Newborn Screening

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month! As exciting as becoming a new parent is, the preparation can be overwhelming. It’s hard to sift through all the advice and information out there for those expecting. That’s why we’re utilizing Newborn Screening Awareness Month to educate soon-to-be moms and dads about the importance of infant health screens.…

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What is Gastroparesis?

A good majority of the patients we see come in with some type of abdominal pain. Stomach discomfort is extremely common and can be caused by a multitude of things. There’s celiac disease, IBS, and ulcers, to name a few, but have you ever heard of gastroparesis? If not, we’re here to teach you for…

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What You Need to Know About CPR

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

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Celebrate the Fourth of July the Safe Way

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and we’re ready to celebrate! Nothing kills the mood faster than an accident or injury at a holiday gathering. That’s why we’re reviewing these important outdoor safety tips, so nothing interferes with your fun-filled Independence Day! Grilling safety Whether you have ribs, kabobs, or veggies on the menu, grilling…

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