Health & Fitness

  • Quit Smoking and Reap Many Benefits

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    By Dr. Eric Roberson Facility Medical Director, Neighbors Emergency Center Pearland   When it comes to smoking in Texas, there’s good news and bad news.  The good news is the percentage of Texas adults who smoke has dropped. The bad news is those adults who currently smoke represent approximately 3 million adults. According to the…

  • 15 Injuries that Require Emergency Care

    Emergency Room vs Urgent Care Urgent Care Centers are an excellent source for minor medical care. However, some emergencies require a higher trained staff and more complex medical equipment. When your needs, or the needs of your family, are critical it is important to take these situations seriously and seek emergency care. Here are 15 injuries that will require fast…
  • Why Neighbors Has the Shortest Wait Times

    ER wait time Did you know that the average wait time at Neighbors Emergency Center is between 5 to 10 minutes? Unlike hospital ERs that can keep you waiting up to 10 hours, we get you in and out of our doors in no time. Learn the top five reason that makes us stand out and make lives…
  • The Most Common Reasons for Back Pain

    NEC_blog_backpain_072617HW Back pain can affect anyone and prevent you from functioning throughout your everyday routine. The causes of back pain are endless; however, the most common injuries can be prevented. From picking up the kids, to overdrive at the office, we want to help you get back in action for your fall schedule. Sports When you…
  • What You Need to Know About Tetanus

    Tetanus You’ve probably scheduled a tetanus shot at some point in time for your child, but do you really understand what you are protecting them against? Get educated and learn the risk factors, symptoms and treatment for tetanus. What is Tetanus? A tetanus infection is caused by a bacteria that is found in soil, dust and…
  • Top 5 Summer Emergencies

    summer injuries No one plans a trip to the emergency room, but with summer activities going on, unexpected situations may arise. Dubbed “trauma season,” ERs usually see a double in traumatic injuries in children. It’s not just kids- adult ER cases jump about 30 percent. Be cautious during these common outdoor activities and have a safe summer.…
  • Do You Know the Average ER Wait Time?

    ER wait time “Please take a seat. We’ll be with you as soon as we can.” These words are all too common in emergency rooms throughout America today. When you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is wait an extended amount of time to see a doctor. But why is there such an extreme wait…
  • Don’t Ignore Hypertension – The Silent Killer

    hypertension Also known as high blood pressure, Hypertension is a common condition affecting about 75 million Americans. It occurs when the force of blood against artery walls becomes too great from increase in blood flow or narrow arteries. Over time this condition can damage blood vessels and your heart, and lead to more serious issues like…
  • 3 Types of Spider Bites to Watch for This Summer

    spider bite Ouch! Is that a… spider bite? As the summer heats up, our eight legged friends can tend to appear more frequently. Although most spiders in the United States are not poisonous, their bites can leave red, itchy wounds with side effects that need medical attention. Learn about the most common spiders, the side effects of…
  • True or False? Vegetable Myths Debunked

    vegetables We’ve all been told to “eat your vegetables” at one point or another in our lives. We know the basics - the more colorful your plate, the better. But is eating vegetables really as necessary as everyone says? Or were our mothers exaggerating about the power of veggies? Celebrate National Vegetable Day with us and…
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