Category Archives: 24-7 Nurse

Back-to-school reminder: Wash the germs away

We all know children don’t always practice the best hygiene, especially before eating meals or after going to the bathroom and making mud pies in the yard. So, why should you keep encouraging them to wash their hands? Let us … Continue reading

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Tick, ticks and more ticks!

How many ticks have you pulled off your pet, child or even yourself this summer? The Baptist Health Line phones have been busy with calls from people concerned about tick bites and prevention. Ticks are small spiderlike animals that bite … Continue reading

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How do you know if you’re having a heart attack?

Heart attack symptoms are not always obvious. The signs can often begin subtly with chest discomfort that comes and goes. Many people brush off the symptoms as indigestion or anxiety, but you should seek medical attention if symptoms persist for … Continue reading

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Cold vs. flu

Do you have the flu or are you just suffering from a bad cold? We receive lots of calls at Baptist Health Line from people wondering the same thing. The flu and the common cold have similar flu-like symptoms, so … Continue reading

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Treating asthma in children

Does your child suffer from asthma? He or she is not alone. Asthma is the most common ongoing illness in children, according to Two Peas in a Pod medical blog. Many children may have one episode as a baby or … Continue reading

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5 tips to staying well during flu season

If your children are in school, then you know they can bring home illnesses as often as they do homework. So, how can you help your child stay well during flu season? Colds, gastroenteritis (stomach virus) and influenza are prevalent … Continue reading

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Who needs a mammogram?

One in eight women will develop breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death among women. But when do you need to get a mammogram? The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a … Continue reading

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