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How to Spot Concussion Symptoms

Concussions can cause serious health complications, but they don’t show up in typical imaging tests. Where should you turn for diagnosis and treatment? It happened. Your child took the field for the first time and knocked heads with another player. When you get home, you notice your little athlete seems groggy and is complaining of a headache. It’s possible your child may have a mild traumatic brain injury—also known as a concussion—that could require treatment from a specialist. Not a Mild Injury A fall, jolt, or an impact that interferes with the normal function of the brain may cause a concussion. However, the term “mild traumatic brain injury” can be misleading. “The way the injury occurs is mild—not the injury …

E.R. or Not? How to be a Savvy Healthcare Consumer

When it’s 7 p.m. on a Friday evening and you don’t think you can wait through the weekend to see your doctor, where should you go for treatment? If you guessed the emergency department, think again. The emergency department is one of the most expensive places to seek non-emergent healthcare. Ideally, patients should try to be seen by their primary care physician first, but illnesses don’t always strike during normal office hours. Learn about the differences between medical clinics, urgent care centers, and emergency departments before you need care, so you know where to go when you need it. Your physical and financial health will benefit. In addition to your primary care office, you have four basic options for care: …

Don’t put your Heart Health on the Sidelines – a Lesson Learned from the NFL

Learn about the heart health scares faced by 2 NFL coaches & how you can keep your heart healthy.

Am I at risk for Cardiomyopathy?

Dr. Nathan Ho explains the signs, symptoms, & treatment of Cardiomyopathy.

Why Do I Have to Wait So Long at the E.R.?

Is it REALLY an emergency? If so, go to the ER. If not, consider other options.