• Quit Smoking and Reap Many Benefits


    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…

  • 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…
  • Poison Prevention Tips

    medicine poison This week is National Poison Prevention Week. Created by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, this week raises awareness and promotes numerous types of poison prevention. Learn prevention tips that can help save a loved one's life. Food Poisoning Food poisoning, or foodborne illness, is caused by ingesting food that is contaminated. The most…
  • Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

    daylight-saving-200x200 During daylight saving time in the spring, people in most parts of the United States move their clocks forward an hour. This means one more extra hour of daylight in the morning. Many families embrace daylight saving time as it means extra time for the kids to play. However, when we “spring forward” it can…
  • 3 Ways to Make your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    new-years-resolution-200x200 Okay, so you made your new year’s resolution about a month ago. You decided that there was something in your life you really wanted to commit to changing. You wrote it down, meditated on it, and started on your new journey of 2017. Here are the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions that people generally make:…
  • 5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Body

    5-simple-ways-200x200 Valentine's Day is right around the corner! We know you’re going to give your friends and family tons of love, but why not channel that into yourself as well? Show your body how much you love it, by taking care of it. Check out these 5 simple ways you can take care of yourself on…
  • 3 Ways to Relax after the Holidays

    nec_december2016blogs_w4bnedesign_hf-thumbnail The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, food, and of course, festive fun. However, once things start winding down, we can tend to start winding back up. From sorting through the aftermath of our holiday budget, to getting ready to head back to school and work, our to-do list can begin growing. This…
  • Ditch Your Diet Drink

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    On a daily basis, many people try and make smarter choices that are more beneficial to our overall state of health. An example of this is the choice to drink diet soda, and avoid the extra 140 calories or so that comes along with the common sugary soft drink. However, there is more to consider when choosing drinks with the substitution of artificial sweeteners. The overall effects of incorporating diet drinks into your daily consumption…

  • Unleash Your Brain Power

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    Many people are concerned with their physical health and work hard to keep their bodies in peak condition. But, what about exercising our minds? Although we may rarely think about it, our minds control everything we do from driving our cars, to giving our children hugs. Because our minds regulate everything, it is important to keep them healthy. Here are 5 ways you can keep your mind sharp and active.

  • Keep Your Kids Germ Free This School Year


    Believe it or not, the average American child has six to 10 colds every year. This results in colds being the leading cause for doctor’s visits and missed school days for children. So, what can parents do to prevent their children from getting sick in a school full of germs daily? The best way to stop germs before they spread is to have a good defense.

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