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  • Stroke: It Happens in an Instant

    Stroke Awareness

    May is Stroke Awareness Month and according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes may be preventable. Neighbors Emergency Center believes it’s essential you are fully informed on what a stroke is, steps to prevent a stroke and how to act F-A-S-T if you think someone is having a stroke. What is a Stroke?…

  • Administrative Professionals Week – The People Behind Our Patients

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    After the medical emergency has happened, after the fear has turned to chaos, you are looking for help when you or a loved one is in need. You want a welcoming person that will treat you like family. You will meet that smiling, caring face when you enter Neighbors Emergency Center. The first person to…

  • Doctor’s Day – The People Behind Our Patients

    Doctors Day

      When neighbors turn to us in their medical emergency, there are many people they meet at Neighbors Emergency Center. But it’s our doctors who are the foundation of the Neighbors experience. These compassionate, dedicated, board-certified professionals care for our patients and have the experience that thousands of people have trusted when injury or illness…

  • Zoom In on the Flu

    Flu blog As the early spring approaches, you may think you’ve steered clear of the dreaded flu. This is simply not true. According to Texas Health and Human Services, this season’s influenza activity “remains high across the state, with a marginal increase in patient visits due to influenza-like illness and specimens testing positive for flu.” February is…
  • Love Your Heart: 5 Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

    HeartMonth 2018

    February kicks off American Heart Month, which is a wonderful time to commit to living a healthier lifestyle. One way many Americans are striving to stay healthy this year is by keeping their blood pressure under control. High blood pressure is a condition that affects about 75 million Americans. High blood pressure is known as…

  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

    CervicalCancer 2018

    “Reduce Your Risk” is this year’s theme for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is January 22-28, 2018. Almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and about two women die each day from the disease. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35; 75% of all…

  • January is National Blood Donor Month

    Blood Donor Month

    January is National Blood Donor Month, when donors are recognized for the lifesaving gift they provide to others, usually strangers, in their community. The new year is a great time to make a new commitment since we are in the mode to do something different, something better. There are numerous ways to achieve this, but…

  • Radiology Technologists Week – The People Behind Our Patients

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    The science of radiology is profound as its more than just X-rays. It is high-energy radiation that helps physicians with diagnosis and treatment during illness or after injury. But all that science doesn’t just happen on its own. It is the Radiology Technologists that masters the controlling of the equipment so the radiographs are of…

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

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    The statistics are alarming and hopefully they get your attention, or the attention of a woman you love. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Over 300,000 new cases of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year alone.…

  • Emergency Nurses Week – The People Behind Our Patients

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    Dedicated. Compassionate. A lifesaver. There are not enough words to describe the exceptional type of person that chooses to be an Emergency Room nurse. It takes a special individual that wants to help someone, usually a stranger, when they are sick or injured. Easily, ER nurses are superheroes in scrubs. Nurses in the Neighbors family…

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