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National Breastfeeding Month

mother breastfeeding child

While mothers are obviously the central figure when it comes to breastfeeding a baby, there’s a considerable amount of teamwork that the rest of a family unit, family friends, and the community at large can contribute to making it a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for mother and child. Helping out is not only a…

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Skip the Sunburns this Season

Everyone enjoys spending time in the sun when summer comes around, but no one enjoys a sunburn. Even though sunburns may seem harmless when they happen, repeatedly sustaining sunburns can lead into more serious threats such as skin cancer. It is not anything to just shrug off your shoulders, so we want to share with…

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Woman suffering from headache

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, there are 39 million Americans living life with debilitating headaches and migraines.  Most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, but 4 million people have chronic daily migraines. Of those individuals experience migraines, 18% are women, 6% are men, and 10% are children suffering from this neurological disease.…

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5 Water Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

There was an average of 3,536 drownings in the United States, every year, from 2005-2014 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Safety Council reports drowning is the second leading cause of death among children under 15, with boys drowning two times more likely than girls. It is important to remember…

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Preventing Sexual Assault in Your Community

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and while this is a subject that many families find difficult to talk about, it is an issue that affects thousands of people every day. Red River ER wants to show support for victims of sexual assault and help our local communities address this important issue. From…

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Hidden Stress & Illness in Women

This month is Women’s History Month, and as discussions of women’s importance spread, so too do discussions of women’s health. Throughout history, there have been certain risks and conditions that affect women more so than men. Many of these risks are influenced by a multitude of factors, including stress and mental health. Many women suffer…

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Heart Attacks in Women

In recent news, there have been reports about women’s heart health in the celebrity world. While stories of sudden heart failure might seem random and unpredictable, for women, there are often symptoms that go unchecked. There are lots of warnings about heart attacks, such as feeling tightness in your chest and arm or sudden dizziness,…

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How Blood Donors Impact Public Health

We see blood drives often, sometimes at doctors’ offices, schools, or even grocery stores. Many people donate regularly, while others only give once, but some people might be wondering why there are so many blood drives. What do they help with? Which ones are reliable? When a public health effort, like blood drives, becomes common…

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Keep Texoma WarmER

Since Red River ER opened its doors earlier this year, we have worked to get involved with numerous community outreach events. From our food drive in August to last month’s sock drive, we have been engaging with our generous Sherman and Texoma communities to help those in need. Now, with the cold weather, and families…

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Cold & Flu Prevention

As the winter holidays get closer, infections are on the rise. This time of year, we tend to see more friends and family members falling ill with cases of the sniffles, coughs, and flu. As we get ready for parties and gift-giving, though, the last thing anyone wants to be is sick. If you are…

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