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First Aid Handbook: Sinus Infections
Have you ever had a cold that just wouldn’t go away and seemed to last for weeks? Or have you ever woken up with a throbbing headache in your forehead or under your eyes? If so, you may have been experiencing “sinusitis” or a sinus infection. The -itis ending on a word, particularly in a medical context, refers to an inflammation or infection of that area or body part.
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First-Aid-Handbook-Asthma

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As we launch into spring, many people unfortunately find their desire to be outside more enjoying the warmer weather and longer daylight hours impeded by allergies and the possibility of an asthma attack. While the two are often talked about in the same context, they are not the same – although severe allergies my precipitate an asthma attack.
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Spring Break Safety Tips

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Spring Break Safety Tips
Spring is coming! Or at least we thought it was until this recent return to frigid temperatures. Trees are blooming or budding, the bluebonnets are trying to bloom, and college students, kids and parents alike are anticipating a break from school and the daily routine during spring break. But spring break can also be the season for injuries, blistering sunburns and complications from chronic illnesses that can land you in the ER.
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First Aid Handbook: Cold Sores

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First Aid Handbook: Cold Sores
Many people – both children and adults – experience sores or blisters in and around their mouth from time to time. Cold sores – also called fever blisters – are a common group of sores caused by the herpes simplex (HSV-1) virus. The tiny, fluid-filled blisters most frequently appear on or around the lips but may also occur inside the mouth or nose. They should not be confused with canker sores, which are not contagious.
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First Aid Handbook: Upper Respiratory Infections
Now that fall is here, it’s not uncommon to wake up one morning with that scratchy feeling in the back of your throat or find yourself having a sneezing attack at work. While many of us may experience seasonal allergies at this time of year, colds and upper respiratory infections may also be the cause of symptoms like these. The upper respiratory tract includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, throat, and larynx and an infection may occur in any or all of these passageways.
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First Aid Handbook: Preventing Fall Flu
Fall officially begins with the autumnal equinox (this year on September 22), when even in Texas our thoughts turn to pumpkin spice [everything!], harvest festivals, scarecrows, sweaters, and [of course] football. While you may not think about flu season until the weather really starts to feel like fall, the best time to get your annual fall flu shot may be earlier than you think.
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Back to School Health Tips

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Back to School Health Tips
You may have been turning a blind eye to the back-to-school ads which have been appearing for weeks from Wal-Mart, Target, and other stores, but once the calendar turns to August it’s hard to deny that back-to-school is coming soon!
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First Aid Handbook: Waterborne Illness
Getting into the water is probably one of almost everyone’s favorite things about summer. However, that favorite "swimming hole,” – whether your backyard or neighborhood pool, a nearby lake, or the ocean – may be hiding some nasty waterborne illnesses which can take the fun out of your water activities.
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First Aid Handbook: Heat-related Illnesses
If you have been outdoors lately, you may have noticed - it’s HOT! Even though we know it’s coming, it seems like really HOT weather can come very quickly, especially here in Texas. Being outdoors in hot weather, especially when the heat is accompanied by high humidity, requires special precautions.
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First Aid Handbook: Mosquito, Tick, and Flea-Borne Illnesses
We aren’t the only ones who enjoy the warmer weather – as you continue to enjoy your time outside during the summer months, be wary of the pests who might want to join you. Reports released recently from the CDC revealed that the number of disease cases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites in the US tripled between 2004 and 2016.
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