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Get Your New Year Wellness Visit!

The New Year is almost here, so you should come to HealthCARE Express to get your wellness visits!       Early detection and prevention are the best way to overcome illness! You can schedule wellness visits for the whole family with your primary care provider, or you can all drop by HealthCARE Express— no appointment necessary!  Wellness visits are extremely important to make sure you are as ...

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Texarkana Hometown Hero: Natalie Haywood

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Natalie Haywood!  Natalie is the Director of Events and Communication for the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. She’s been part of the chamber since February 2019!  Her greatest professional accomplishment was helping her team at the Texarkana Chamber earn the Leadership Texarkana Wilbur Award for Organization of the Year in ...

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Toy Safety

Flu season is in full swing, so it’s best you start taking precautions to keep your whole family flu-free!  It’s a hard thing to admit to ourselves, but our children’s toys are covered in germs. We don’t want to think about our precious little ones playing with things that are so dirty. Wooden toys are some of the worst, too. But what’s the best way to clean them?  The influenza virus can liv...

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Stomach Bug Season is Here!

While it is often referred to as “stomach flu,” viral gastroenteritis isn’t related to the flu at all. Gastroenteritis is often caused by rotavirus or norovirus. These viruses cause inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines, which can cause the symptoms normally associated with the stomach virus: Diarrhea Vomiting Nausea Stomach and abdominal pain Fever Headaches and body aches Th...

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De Queen Hometown Hero: Jerald "Burger" Birmingham

We would like for you to meet this week’s Hometown Hero: Jerald “Burger” Birmingham!  Why is he called “Burger,” you may ask? When he first started EMT school, he was working at Burger King. His instructor used to refer to him as “Burger Boy,” and over 17 years later, the “Boy” has been dropped and he is now the Burger of the EMS world. Burger works at Southwest EMS as a paramedic, clinical...

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HealthCARE Express Now Offering FLUMIST!

Scared of needles? Get vaccinated against the flu without having to get a shot. We’re now offering FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT! It’s a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect you against the flu.  The flu is mainly spread through droplets when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks. The virus typically enters your body through your nose, so FLUMIST hits it right at the source....

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It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate!

Flu season is upon us! We’re well into it now, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The best way to avoid the flu, and its possible complications, is to get the annual flu vaccine! The strain of flu that is prevalent each year can vary, and the body’s immunities deteriorate over time, so it is important to get the shot yearly. Up to 26 million medical visits each season are because of the f...

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Keep Food Out of the "Danger Zone"

You just cooked dinner and set the food out for everyone to dig in. You sit down to eat, and after the family wants to turn on a movie. But first, should you put the food away? The movie is only a couple of hours long. The food should be good for that long, right?   Nope.   According to the FDA, food should never be left out of refrigeration for over two hours! When storing your leftovers, ...

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now at HCE!

Our HealthCARE Express locations in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, now have rapid COVID-19 tests available! Rapid tests will be coming soon to Oklahoma.  If you or a loved one suspect you have COVID-19, you can head to your nearest HealthCARE Express location to get tested. During your visit, our providers will determine if you need to be tested and which type of COVID-19 test...

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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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