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The Flu: When is it an emergency?

January 11, 2019

Flu is in the air! As we enter peak flu season, it’s important to take preventive measures and be well educated on the signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options. The flu can cause mild to severe symptoms, along with life-threatening complications in the young and old.
Elderly Citizen

Don't Delay Getting Emergency Treatment for Hip and Thigh Trauma

December 14, 2018

We trip, we fall and when it happens, one in four accidents will be an emergency. Older Americans are more prone to falls, but according to a 2012 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, fewer than half will tell their doctor about the event. Are you a fall risk?
Holiday Food Prep

Do I Have Food Poisoning? Safe Serve Tips For The Holidays

November 16, 2018

It’s likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you’re an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous. Follow these steps to keep your holiday season food poisoning-free.
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When is Hot Too Hot?

July 20, 2018

Heat-related emergencies occur when a person’s body is unable to cool itself through sweating. It is most common when a person is dehydrated in elevated temperatures with high humidity and no breeze. Learn about these three types of heat-related emergencies on the blog.

Children in pool

Your Kids and the Pool

July 06, 2018

Summer is in full swing with many families hopping into the pool to cool down from the heat. However, many things can happen at the pool when adults get distracted. Before heading to the pool this summer, be prepared to prevent emergencies from happening.

Little boy celebrating 4th of July safely

Forth of July Safety Tips

June 22, 2018

The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to go outside, kick back with family and friends, throw some burgers on the grill and enjoy a spectacular fireworks-show. We’ve put together some helpful tips so you can be sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

Applying sunscreen

How a Sunburn Can Land You in the Emergency Room

June 08, 2018

We all know that before sending your children outside that they should apply sunscreen, yet sunburns are responsible for tens of thousands of visits to the emergency room every year.

So, whether your kids are in a summer league or just love spending all day out by the pool, here are some helpful before letting them out in the sun.

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St. Vincent, Anthem Reach Deal On Microhospitals

June 04, 2018

Hoosiers with Anthem insurance are now covered for care at St. Vincent’s “neighborhood hospitals.” The two organizations have reached a deal to include the hospitals in the network.

Woman suffering from emergency headache

When Does a Headache Warrant a Trip to the Emergency Room?

May 25, 2018

For many people, headaches seem like nothing more than a mild annoyance. For others, they can cause severe, disabling pain. Headaches are one of the leading reasons patients visit St. Vincent Neighborhood Hospital. So, when are headaches just a bothersome aching or something more serious?

Managing Your Blood Pressure

May 11, 2018

Hypertension, commonly called "the Silent Killer," has no symptoms. However, learning more about high blood pressure and how to manage it can prevent problems from arising.

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