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Influenza Cases on the Rise

It’s that time of year when every sneeze, cough, sniffle or case of the chills makes you immediately think “Could this be the flu?” And, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the number of cases of Influenza A and B are rapidly on the rise. How is flu season shaping up in Texas? State records show visits to physicians for influenza-like illnesses tend to ...

Mumps – What You Need to Know

January 3, 2017

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If you or a family member has been exposed to mumps, the most important thing you can do is to remain calm. There’s no need to panic. Though mumps cases have increased across North Texas and the U.S. recently, physicians can easily identify whether or not exposure has occurred through a simple blood test.  If the test shows you have not been exposed, it is the perfect time to get a ...

‘Tis the Season for Flu

It’s that time of year when every sneeze, cough, sniffle or case of the chills makes you immediately think “Could this be the flu?” But take heart. While it is technically influenza season (which typically starts in the fall), confirmed cases remain sporadic across the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. How is flu season shaping up in Texas? State ...

The Road to Recovering from a Brain Injury

Regan Rodgers remembers little about what happened on Sept. 24, 2015, while playing ninth-grade football against an Allen team. “My husband and I knew watching the game, he was getting pummeled,” recalls Jennifer Rodgers, an English teacher at Clayton Downing Middle School in Flower Mound. In the year since the Marcus High School sophomore suffered brain trauma, his family, a local physician ...

Drivers:  Tips on Staying Healthy During a Road Trip

For many of us, there’s something incredibly alluring about packing up the car and hitting the road. In a recent blog post titled “Traveling abroad this summer? Let’s talk travel medicine,” Rapid Med shared advice on ensuring that you and your family members are well-prepared on the healthcare front when planning a trip abroad. Now we’d like to share some tips for staying healthy when ...

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