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A Bad Bug Bite: When is it time to go to the emergency room?

September 21, 2023

Most of us have experienced a bug bite in our lifetime, which came with redness, itchiness, and even pain at the bite site–ouch! Most of the time, there is nothing to worry about. However, sometimes, a bug bite may not be that simple, and you may notice an unusual reaction. When you experience a bad…

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What Do Food Labels Really Mean

September 14, 2023

Food labels can be tricky. Here is a quick guide to understanding the most common labels and what they really mean. A simple trip to the grocery store can become confusing when you go in for one item and realize there are three options, all labeled differently. What do the labels mean? What food item…

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Most Common School Sports Injuries

September 7, 2023

As much as parents love cheering their kids on from the sidelines during their big games, there is still a worry about sports injuries. Unfortunately, no one can predict a sports injury, however, certain injuries are common to all school athletic activities. Knowing them can help minimize the risk.  School sports have a long list of benefits…

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Common Emergencies in Early Pregnancy and How to Prevent Them

August 24, 2023

Pregnancy is a joyful and exciting time for expecting mothers as you are preparing to bring new life into the world. However, whether you are a first-time mom or have multiple children, pregnancy can be frightening and overwhelming. As your body is changing in many ways, how do you know if a symptom is a…

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Get a Healthy Start Back to School

August 17, 2023

Parents – ensure your little ones head back to school healthy! The start of a new school year can be exciting! However, preparing for your kids to return to school means more than just school supplies shopping and registering for class. You want to ensure this school year is your child’s best year yet. For…

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How to Properly Dispose of Expired Medication

August 8, 2023

Discover the best way to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medications. Are you looking to clean out your medicine cabinet filled with expired medication you no longer use? It is important to properly discard medication as it can pose a harmful risk if it falls into the wrong hands. Getting rid of expired medication…

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Topeka ER & Hospital Celebrates 3 Years of Exceptional Emergency Services with a Community Event at the Topeka Zoo

August 1, 2023

The hospital reflects on its trailblazing achievements as it celebrates its third anniversary of providing medical services. Media Contact Jami Nichols Director of Marketing For Immediate Release: August 1, 2023 (Topeka, Kansas) – Topeka’s state-of-the-art micro-hospital celebrated three years of providing exceptional medical services to the community with an anniversary event at the Topeka…

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Do food expiration dates really matter?

July 27, 2023

Trash it or not … how long is it safe to eat expired foods   There has been a time in all of our lives when we grabbed something from the refrigerator and noticed the expiration date had passed. Whether it’s one day or a week, we all wonder what this date really means—can we…

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The Dangers of Drinking Alcohol While Taking Medication

July 20, 2023

Learn why you should never drink alcohol while on medication If you have ever taken any medication – prescribed or even over-the-counter – you have heard the saying “do not consume alcohol while taking medication” – but how true is this? Most medications include warning labels that tell us the dangers of mixing alcohol. The…

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Emergency Sting, Bite, and Burn Care

July 13, 2023

What to expect when experiencing an emergency sting, bite, or burn If you spend any time outdoors, especially during the summer months, you know how common stings, bites, and burns are. It is important to use caution when outdoors because you never know how an insect sting, animal bite, or skin burns from a poisonous…