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What’s the Difference Between an Urgent Care Center and an Emergency Room?

March 19, 2018

With the recent rise of urgent care centers in America, there seems to be some confusion about their purpose. To many people, urgent care centers seem like a cheaper version of an emergency room. Of course, this is not the case. In fact, urgent care centers are much closer to your general physician’s office than they are to an emergency room. The key difference lies in the name. An emergency ...

Venom and Alcohol Poisoning: St. Patrick’s Day Emergencies

March 16, 2018


St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated nationwide, and worldwide, but some of the original legend has been lost. Of course, we’re celebrating the day that Saint Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland, allowing it to be inhabited. However, it can sometimes seem that we’re celebrating the continued success of Guinness, or day drinking being temporarily socially acceptable. In fact, the behavior on ...

March Madness: The Worst Basketball Injuries of All Time

March 15, 2018

Any sport can cause injuries, and many of them need to be treated quickly. With March Madness in full swing, let's take a look back at some of the worst basketball injuries in the history of the game, the sciencec behind them, and the treatment that they required. The Worst Basketball Injuries of All Time There is a reason that there are constantly medical personnel at sports games. Any amount ...

Why Doctors Never Sniffle (and How You Can Do the Same)

March 9, 2018


Sick doctors are a rare sight. It seems like doctors never sneeze, cough, or even sniffle. But they’re around sick people for a large part of the day. So, why don’t doctors get sick all of the time? It’s not too surprising to hear, but doctors have many ways of sanitizing and keeping themselves germ-free. They aren’t superhuman, but they are super smart. Doctors, more than anyone else, ...

How Texas Has Helped Shape the Medical Industry

March 2, 2018


In celebration of Texas Independence Day, there’s a lot to be proud of. Texas has a rich and storied history and has been responsible for more than its fair share of important United States personnel. Something that often gets downplayed, however, is the effect that Texas has had on the medical industry. While innovation in the medical industry is spread throughout the world, Texas has been ...

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