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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

There are gifts to wrap and lists to make and parties to attend and festive meals to cook. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but, for some of us, the holidays trigger depression instead. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, it’s important to take time for you; and remember to breathe deeply and …

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When to Seek Care for a Sore Throat

Cold and flu season is ramping up, which means you may currently be experiencing a sore throat. Although sore throats are a common irritation, they can be painful and annoying. Washing hands often and practicing good hygiene are some of the best ways to stay healthy and avoid sickness, but if you do experience a sore throat, here are some …

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Stomach Bug or Food Poisoning?

Do you know how to tell the difference between the stomach bug and food poisoning? Both have similar symptoms and are frustrating experiences, but there are differences between the two. The Facts on Food Poisoning One of the major differences between the stomach bug and food poisoning is that the stomach bug will occur one to two days after being …

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Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

With Halloween now behind us, Turkey Day is around the corner! As we gather loved ones together at our tables, it’s important to prioritize our health in the midst of all the busyness. By planning ahead, we can ensure a happy and heart-healthy Thanksgiving in Dallas filled with warm memories. Portion Control Instead of loading up on stuffing and mashed …

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What To Do When Chest Pain Strikes

Did you know that every 43 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack? Heart attacks might be a common emergency, but they are serious and sometimes fatal. Knowing how to prepare for a chest pain emergency could save your life or the life of a loved one. What Are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack? Heart attack …

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Tips for Enjoying a Healthy Halloween

For kids and adults, Halloween can be one of the funnest nights of the year. Dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and collecting candy – what else could make this day more fun? In the midst of all of the excitement, we want you to enjoy a happy, safe and healthy Halloween! Here are some tips for your family: Eat Before …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to BreastCancer.org, “1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” This statistic might be chilling, but it is one that is important for understanding the facts: Breast cancer detection increases your chances of survival. Checking your breasts regularly is one of the most important things you can do for …

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Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Halloween is around the corner, and you’ve probably already started planning your kids’ Halloween costumes. But in the midst of your preparations, make sure you schedule another important date on your calendar: your flu shot. Vaccinating your family will help keep them healthy during this year’s flu season. Why should I get the flu shot? Your best protection against the …

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Congrats to our 2018 Best Doctors!

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Harvey Castro and Dr. Jessica Hernandez have been voted as D Magazine’s Best Doctors for 2018! At Trusted ER – Hillcrest, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care, and we want to congratulate Dr. Castro and Dr. Hernandez for their exceptional emergency care. Dr. Castro, the chief medical …

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When to Seek Emergency Care

If you’re not sure when to go to the ER or when to seek emergency care, we’ve done the work for you – follow our list of guidelines to learn when your medical issue requires an emergency room visit. Emergency Room Visit Go to the emergency room immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing issues including: Concussion Seizures Serious …