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What is Diabetes? National Institute of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin…

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Food Allergy Causes | Red River ER 24/7 Emergency Center

An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to an allergen.A food allergy is an immune-mediated adverse reaction to a particular food. For someone with a food allergy, eating or swallowing even a tiny amount of a particular food can cause symptoms such as skin rash, nausea, vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea. Reaction is often called a hypersensitivity reaction. Rarely, a severe allergic reaction can cause a…

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Why is The Flu Serious? When To See A Doctor?

If you get the flu, you’ll likely experience a high fever, sore throat, cough, and lots of aches and pains. You might feel like you don’t need to see a doctor, and opt to treat yourself with extra rest and fluids. But in certain cases, seeing a doctor will help you get better faster and…

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Basal Cell Carcinoma-Symptoms and causes-Red River ER

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common and easiest-to-treat skin cancer. Because basal cell carcinoma spreads slowly, it occurs mostly in adults. Basal cell tumors can take on many forms, including a pearly white or waxy bump, often with visible blood vessels, on the ears, neck, or face. Tumors can also appear as a flat,…

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What should you know about chest pain?

Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms that bring an individual to the emergency department. Seeking immediate care may be lifesaving, and considerable public education has been undertaken to get patients to seek medical care when chest pain strikes. You may be worried that you are having a heart attack, but there are many other causes of pain in…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. Substantial support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has…

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National Breastfeeding Month

While mothers are obviously the central figure when it comes to breastfeeding a baby, there’s a considerable amount of teamwork that the rest of a family unit, family friends, and the community at large can contribute to making it a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for mother and child. Helping out is not only a…

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Skip the Sunburns this Season

Everyone enjoys spending time in the sun when summer comes around, but no one enjoys a sunburn. Even though sunburns may seem harmless when they happen, repeatedly sustaining sunburns can lead into more serious threats such as skin cancer. It is not anything to just shrug off your shoulders, so we want to share with…

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, there are 39 million Americans living life with debilitating headaches and migraines.  Most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, but 4 million people have chronic daily migraines. Of those individuals experience migraines, 18% are women, 6% are men, and 10% are children suffering from this neurological disease.…

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