When it comes to hurricanes, 2020 is a different year in the most unpredictable ways. At the beginning of the year, people worldwide were hit by COVID-19 pandemic that left millions infected with an unknown deadly virus. In the middle of grappling with the pandemic, a surge in coronavirus cases, and continued national unrest, the US State of Texas is at the ready to prepare for hurricane season. This year’s timing couldn't be any worse. The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic … [Read more...] about Hurricane Preparedness
Caring & Sharing For Charity
Elite Care Emergency Center’s Caring and Sharing program is a great way to support local charities and non-profit organizations. Contributing a video testimonial is also a great way to tell others about the 5-star service you’ve grown accustomed to at our 24-hour emergency room.
Each month, we will select a local charity to be the recipient of our donations, made on your behalf.
Here’s how it works: From our facebook page *insert link here*, upload a video telling others about your great experience at Elite Care or giving Shout Outs to the staff who were particularly amazing. We will make a $25 donation to the charity of the month on your behalf for each testimonial received.
Nobody wants a rash. They’re unsightly and can be irritating, but they can also be a sign of something deeper and scarier going on. Determining the cause of your rash is the quickest way to decide whether or not you need to see a doctor. Rashes of All Kinds A rash is often a sign that your skin came into contact with an allergen or other skin irritant. A rash is a visible notice that our skin or in some cases our entire body is reacting to negative stimuli. While it might be hard to … [Read more...] about Is My Rash a Concern?
Nearly half of all heart attacks have no symptoms at all — but that doesn't mean they're any less deadly than heart attacks with symptoms. They are described as "silent" because when they occur, their symptoms lack the intensity of a classic heart attack, such as extreme chest pain and pressure; stabbing pain in the arm, neck, or jaw; sudden shortness of breath; sweating, and dizziness. (Harvard) People who have a silent heart attack might later recall that they had indigestion, the flu, … [Read more...] about Silent Heart Attacks: What Do Asymptomatic Signs of a Heart Attack Mean?
The medical name for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Nosebleeds are frequent in adults and children between the ages of 3 and 10. In most cases, they aren't severe and can stop on their own. They last from a few seconds to a few minutes (lasting a maximum of 15-20 mins) depending on how heavy or light the flow is. There are two kinds of nosebleeds. An anterior nosebleed occurs when the blood vessels in the front of the nose break and bleed. A posterior nosebleed occurs in the back or the deepest … [Read more...] about Is My Nose Bleed an Emergency?
4th of July is always a reason to celebrate. Even this year with social distancing in place, families will still find ways to enjoy the day. There are many ways to get outside and have fun. We’ve compiled a list of activities that can turn fun into an unintended mishap which can mean a visit to the emergency room. What is your favorite thing to do to celebrate July 4th? Here is a list of the top 5 activities that can go from good to bad quickly and what to watch out for. Fireworks – … [Read more...] about 4th of July: Top 5 Accidents and Injuries
Gallbladder Function The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located in the upper right abdomen in the area between the chest and hips, right below the liver. It is a place where are bodies store bile from the liver. An abnormal functioning gallbladder will produce something called gallstones which can be chronic and extremely painful. Here is what you need to know about gallstones. Gallstones Gallstones are hard fragments that develop in the gallbladder made of protein, fat and … [Read more...] about Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack
The appendix is a pouch-like organ that sits in the lower right side of your belly. Appendicitis describes an inflamed or infected appendix. However, appendicitis is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening if an inflamed appendix ruptures. According to the National Institute of Health, acute appendicitis is the leading cause of emergency abdominal surgery in the US. (Swain-Wilson 2019) As per researchers and studies, about 5 percent of Americans experience abdominal pain caused by … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Appendicitis: When to Seek Emergency Care
It’s been months since researchers in China sequenced the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. With billions of lives and trillions of dollars at stake just depending on a vaccine for COVID-19, scientists around the world are working 24x7 to create an effective and safe vaccine as quickly as possible. However, by some optimistic estimates, the world could see a vaccine in the not too distant future. But with every vaccine, there are unpredictable unknowns. Or worst-case … [Read more...] about The Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine
An estimated 75 percent of Americans are now living under stay-at-home orders to flatten the coronavirus curve which is one of the biggest reasons people are opting to deliver meals and groceries. Thousands of restaurants across the country have shuttered for business. But, most of us like eating out occasionally, and having food delivered is the only available option in the current situation. Understandably, many of us have questions about the safety of our food due to the pandemic. COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Food Delivery Health Risks & Safety During Coronavirus