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Avoid Getting Sick When Traveling This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to explore new destinations and experience different cultures, but it's important to take precautions to avoid getting sick while traveling, especially when traveling out of the country. In this blog post, we will explore ways to avoid getting ill or sick while traveling and why it's important, especially for those living in border communities, such as Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.

Common Summertime Injuries and How To Avoid Them

Summer is a wonderful time for kids to be outside, playing and having fun. However, with increased outdoor activity comes an increased risk of injuries. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common summertime injuries for children and how to avoid them.

Lowering Cholesterol Levels in Our Community

High cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.According to the American Heart Association, more than 102 million American adults have cholesterol levels above the recommended level. The situation is even worse in communities living along the Texas border, such as Laredo and TheRio Grande Valley, where the prevalence of high cholesterol is higher than the national average. In this blog post, we will explore ways to lower your levels of cholesterol and why it's important, especially for those living in border communities.

Heat Stress in the Workplace: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

As temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illness in the workplace. Heat stress is a common condition that affects many workers, particularly those who work outdoors or in hot indoor environments. In this blog post, we will explore the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of workplace heat stress.

Colon Cancer Awareness: Symptoms, Testing Methods, and Preventative Care Tips

Colon cancer is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Recent reports suggest that colon cancer is on the rise, particularly in younger people. In this article, we will explore colon cancer awareness and provide insight on the symptoms, testing methods, and preventative care tips that can help you reduce your risk of developing this disease.

Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anemia is a common medical condition that occurs when your body doesn't have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues and organs. This can lead to fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms. In this blog post, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anemia.