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National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is important to remain educated, find resources, and make sure all those around us are aware of their risk too. Diabetes is a complex health condition that affects millions of people in America. Without proper management it can lead to serious complications.  What is Diabetes? Nearly half of all-American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet don’t understand the serious life-long burden of this illness or the 24/7 work it takes to effectively manage. According...

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Breast Cancer and Early Detection

Breast Cancer and Early Detection

As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While participating in charity runs and wearing pink are great ways to raise funds and awareness, knowing the early warning signs of breast cancer can help you detect the disease early. Whether it’s yearly screenings or monthly self-checks, familiarizing yourself with the early signs of breast cancer can save your life.  Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer Many patients report only noticing one or two symptoms at first. If you notice something is...

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Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Back to school looks different this year for everyone–parents, kids, teachers and school staff alike. Whether you’re homeschooling, virtually learning, or sending your child back to school in-person, one thing that’s likely on your mind is how to make sure they’re safe. While there isn’t one sure-fire solution to protecting your child from COVID-19, there are many things you can do, and that you can teach your son or daughter to do, to help protect them.  Physical Distancing School provides tremendous social...

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4TH OF JULY SAFETY – BOATS & FIREWORKS

4TH OF JULY SAFETY – BOATS & FIREWORKS

Summer is all about spending time in the sun, being on the water and seeing friends and family. From celebrating on the 4th of July to Friday night barbecues, there’s no shortage of good times. However, along with the games and relaxation, safety can sometimes be overlooked. It is important to always be aware of the risk that comes along with long days in the sun, boat rides and fireworks. Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to make sure your summer is smooth sailing.   BOAT SAFETY While spending the day...

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Heat-Related Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

Heat-Related Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

Summer temperatures are heating up, and while most enjoy the days at the beach and spending time in the great outdoors, the sun can actually be dangerous if you aren’t prepared. According to the CDC, heat stroke is responsible for the death of over 600 Americans each year. Fortunately, there are warning signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke that you can look out for.  Who’s Most At Risk?  While spending time outdoors in hotter weather, those most at risk for a heat-related...

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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

A coronavirus is a type of virus with many different strains that may or may not cause disease. However, last year’s outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, now referred to as SARS-CoV-2, has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19. While a disease outbreak such as this can be frightening, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. How is COVID-19 Spread?  Currently, the spread of this coronavirus is being studied and monitored closely by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World...

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Common Hand Surgeries and How to Prevent Them

Common Hand Surgeries and How to Prevent Them

If you’re like most people, you use your hands all of the time. In fact, your hands and wrists are probably one of the most used parts of your body. From cleaning and cooking, to writing and typing, to making music and art, to driving a car, we use our hands when we do almost anything. With all of the extra use your hands and wrists see, they are susceptible to all kinds of joint and muscle problems. When that happens, it can be quite debilitating, and can hinder your ability to do a myriad of things important to...

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Townsen Memorial Hospital reopens in Humble a year after Harvey

Townsen Memorial Hospital reopens in Humble a year after Harvey

Townsen Memorial Hospital was up and running for six weeks before Hurricane Harvey dropped more than a trillion gallons of water on Harris County last fall. The hospital, which is located at the intersection of FM 1960 and Wilson Road, suffered more than $7 million in damages to equipment and the building when a foot and a half of water rushed into the facility. “We were operating for six weeks and then Hurricane Harvey came along,” CEO Steve Winnett said. “That was a big blow, and up to this point, we’ve had to...

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Townsen Memorial Hospital Launches New Emergency Room and Clinics

Townsen Memorial Hospital Launches New Emergency Room and Clinics

The devastation of Hurricane Harvey left Humble Surgical Hospital under one and a half feet of water in the Fall of 2017. After nearly one year of renovations Humble Surgical Hospital has reopened as Townsen Memorial Hospital under new ownership and leadership, with It also comes the launch of its two new additional clinics and a 24/7 Emergency Room. Houston, TX, August 2019 – After remodeling the hospital in 2018, Townsen Memorial Hospital has continued to grow, with the addition of two new clinics and an...

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