Category Archives: 24-7 Nurse

Does your child need a flu shot?

The official start of fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to think about the upcoming cold and flu season. Many parents call the Stork Line asking if their child needs a flu shot. The answer is yes!  … Continue reading

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Prevention is key to swimmer’s ear

Do you have swimmer’s ear? External Otitis, more commonly known as swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the ear canal that can cause pain for swimmers. It can affect people of all ages, but seems most common in children, probably … Continue reading

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What to expect after outpatient surgery

Many patients worry about going home immediately after outpatient surgery. Baptist Health Line nurses will attempt to call patients within 72 hours of surgery to make sure you are progressing normally. Our number, (270) 575-2918, is also on your discharge instructions. … Continue reading

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Tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Heat exhaustion can occur when people work or exercise in a hot, humid environment. Body fluids are lost through sweating, causing dehydration and overheating of the body. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition. … Continue reading

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How to treat poison ivy and poison oak

Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are one of the hazards of being outside in the summer. The best way to avoid a reaction is to avoid areas where you know poisonous plants grow, or cover up with long pants … Continue reading

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Western Baptist offers Living with Diabetes class

Diabetes affects one out of every four Americans. Your quality of life depends greatly on how you manage the disease.  By managing diabetes on a daily basis, you will lower your risk of long-term complications. That why Western Baptist offers the … Continue reading

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4 ways to treat mosquito bites in kids

People of all ages can fall victim to mosquito bites, but children may have the hardest time dealing with the annoying itching that follows. So, how can you treat your little one’s mosquito bite? Here are four ways to minimize … Continue reading

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