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Know the Warning Signs for Brain Injury. You Could Save a Life.

July 13, 2020

Brain injuries are a serious health condition that impact people of all ages. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that there are 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries each year. Whether caused by head trauma such as contact sports, workplace accidents, car crashes, loss of oxygen, or poisoning. Even if it “might be nothing,” you should always get potential brain injuries checked by a doctor immediately. When you suspect someone may have brain damage, look for the following warning signs. You might save someone’s life. Loss of Consciousness The most obvious warning sign of brain...Continue Reading

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Don't be afraid of the ED: Seeking Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020

The steady advice for the past several weeks has been consistent: To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible, maintain a social distance of six feet, or better yet, stay home. For most, this is sound advice. For those who are experiencing true medical emergencies—it is a risk too great to take. "Nationally, Emergency Departments are seeing much lower volumes," says Adam Rochman, MD, Medical Director of Augusta Health's Emergency Department, "and our experience here at Augusta Health aligns with the rest of the country. It's understandable. We've...Continue Reading

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3 Things Every Family Must Do to Prepare for a Disaster

September 4, 2018

The power goes out during a thunderstorm, or roads are blocked from a winter storm – most of the time these are nothing more than minor inconveniences. But what if your power was out for weeks, or a winter blizzard left you stranded in your home for an unknown amount of time? Whether a natural occurrence, illness, or a manmade threat, a disaster can strike when you least expect it. Being prepared is essential to keep your family safe. This easy 3-step list gives you key actions to prepare your family for a disaster. 1. Prepare to Prepare Before you get started, do some research on what...Continue Reading

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7 Things Emergency Room Doctors Want You To Know

August 2, 2018

Going to the Emergency Room is never fun. If your condition isn't life threatening you may have to wait, and waiting is hard, especially if you're not comfortable. To make an ER visit more productive and bearable, here are seven things ER doctors want you to know: We're Working as Fast as We Can Unless your emergency is life threatening, the chances are that you're going to have to take a seat in the waiting area. We understand this is hard to do, especially if you're suffering from a case of food poisoning or the latest respiratory woe. However, while you're waiting, you can be sure...Continue Reading