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How to Talk to An Emergency Dispatcher

April: National 911 Education Month

Are you educated on what to do in an emergency? Do you know who to call and what to say? If you don’t, then not to worry because HealthCARE Express has all the answers you need to prevent yourself from standing at the phone booth asking yourself, “What’s the number for 9-1-1?”. When Should You Call 911 vs Going to HealthCARE Express Urgent Care? 911 is the nationwide phone number for emergenc...

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COVID-19 vs The Flu

What’s the Difference Between COVID-19 & The Flu?

At the end of 2019, a new virus started to spread and created a global pandemic that is still taking the world by storm. COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc on our world for over two years now, cycling through its series of peaks and valleys, and affecting everyone in different ways. Flu season is not new by any means and having the flu is something most people have experienced for themselves. Th...

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Why You Shouldn't Vape

Why Vaping Is Bad For Your Health

If you haven’t heard of vaping or electronic cigarettes, aka e-cigarettes, their popularity is growing. This is especially true within our teenage population. There are lots of claims out there that vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes while there are also claims that vaping actually does more damage to the body than cigarettes. So what are we supposed to believe? We at HealthCAR...

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Mocktail Recipes For The Holidays

Mocktails - The Tasty Alternative

  History of Mocktails Mocktails date back to 1916 when they started to appear in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as well as in the famous Jerry Thomas’s Bar-Tenders Guide. Sometimes referred to as temperance drinks, mocktails became very popular during the times of prohibition. After prohibition ended, the popularity of mocktails dwindled some but were not forgotten. If you have ever had a Sh...

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A Sore Subject: Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A streptococcus bacteria. This bacteria dwells in the nose and back of the throat, but it doesn’t always cause illness. It shows up most commonly in children and young adults. It is normally a very minor infection, but it can cause serious complications if left untreated. Strep throat is highly contagious. Due to where the bacteria lives in ...

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Stay Safe Falling Back!

It’s that time of year again: the end of Daylight-Saving Time (DST). While we may rejoice at the idea of getting that blessed extra hour of sleep, the time change can have a big impact on our health! Changing our alarm clocks also forces our body’s internal clock, our circadian rhythm, to change too. Pushing our days an hour back can have an effect on both our bodies and minds.    You may not...

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End of Year Wellness Visits

The end of the year is fast approaching, so you should get in your wellness visits if you haven’t done them yet.           Some Examples of Wellness Visits Cancer screenings Women need to have breast cancer screenings done every one or two years after they turn 40, and men should have prostate cancer screenings every year after 45. People with a personal or family history of cancer are mo...

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Watch Out for Those Itsy Bitsy Spiders!

Is that spider a helpful housemate or a venomous villain?

The itsy bitsy spiders (and the not so itsy bitsy ones) are soon going to be creepy crawling into your home, trying to find shelter from the cold. “Spider season” starts in the fall, with its height happening in September and October. The weather starts getting colder so they’re trying to seek shelter to protect themselves from it. And where better to do that than inside a warm house? But wha...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just about all of us know someone who has suffered, or passed, from breast cancer. HealthCARE Express is here to help you understand what breast cancer is, and to hopefully dispel different misconceptions about it.   What is breast cancer? To understand breast cancer, we must first understand what cancer is. Cancer occurs when the cells that build tis...

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Meet Our New CAT Scan Tech: Marcy Shelley

Meet the newest addition to our awesome team at HealthCARE Express Imaging: Marcy Shelley!  Outside of work, she enjoys singing, going to sporting events, and spending time with her family.  Marcy was led to join the medical field because of all of the time she spent with her grandmother growing up. Her grandmother worked at Little River Memorial Hospital in Ashdown, AR and Marcy spent quit...

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