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Concussion Injuries Can Show Up Decades Later

Concussion Injuries Can Show Up Decades Later

Have you ever suffered an injury that gave you a concussion? If so, you’re in good company. The most common form of mild traumatic brain injury, over 42 million people annually sustain a concussion. Much study has been done on the effects of mild TBI and the long-term effects are well documented. Patient studies—especially of athletes and members of the military—show the possible connections to neurodegenerative conditions, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Concussion Symptoms That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Concussion Symptoms That Are Stranger Than Fiction

With the return to fall sports like football, doctors expect to see an increase in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), commonly known as concussions. But you don’t have to be an athlete to sustain an mTBI. Daily life can cause one if you jostle your head. You do not have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with an mTBI. That’s a myth and one best left in the past.

American Heroes

American Heroes

Perhaps it isn’t politically correct to say that our military men and women are heroes, but at America’s ER, we believe they are. Whatever branch of service they are in, they serve you and me and all our other neighbors in this great country of ours.

Spring in Houston

Spring in Houston

We are all so glad that spring is here after the long winter of Covid, lockdowns, and cabin fever! At least I am, aren’t you? But it’s been so long since we were able to get out and enjoy the mild weather some of us have forgotten what to do with this freedom. So we’ve decided to give you some ideas, along with safety tips that will help you enjoy all Houston has to offer in the spring.

Is It Urgent or An Emergency?

Is It Urgent or An Emergency?

You ignored all the warnings and fell off the ladder no one was holding steady for you. You caught your toe in the lawn mower when you were wearing flipflops to do the chore. You can’t keep anything down and it’s the middle of the night. Your chest hurts and you’re afraid it might be a heart attack.

Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care or an Emergency Room?

Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care or an Emergency Room?

You are enjoying a day at the park with your young child and his friends. You’re relaxed as you chat with the other moms and watch your children playing together. Some of them seem like little monkeys as they climb to the top of the monkey bars and swing back and forth on a rope swing. And then it happens.

Why is Blood Donation Important?

Why is Blood Donation Important?

Everyone at sometime in their life has suffered a pricked finger or skinned knee. When you look at the result, you see what appears to be a solid red liquid oozing (or flowing) from the wound. But looks can be deceiving!

Learn CPR and Save Lives

Learn CPR and Save Lives

Do you know what to do if someone should experience a cardiac emergency in front of you? Most people know they should “administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)” but a whopping 70% of Americans have no clear idea of how to administer CPR or have forgotten the exact technique.

Six Ways Not to Blow Your Diet During the Holidays

Six Ways Not to Blow Your Diet During the Holidays

Did you know that many people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and New Years? In fact, any holiday can bring on the weight gain! If you’ve been fighting the “battle of the bulge,” you might want to take a look at our suggestions on ways to avoid sabotaging your diet during the upcoming season.