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The Hunt Regional Healthcare Blog

How to avoid food poisoning

Was it the reheated leftovers from three—or was it four —days ago? Or maybe it was the salad that spent too long out of the fridge? Whatever the culprit, chances are you've been affected by food poisoning at some point in your life. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
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Preventing Group B Strep in newborns

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die. Even babies born to mothers who have tested negative can become infected by group B strep.
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Depression: Conversation starters

Depression can be hard to talk about. But if a friend or loved one is depressed, having a conversation about getting help can make a big difference. Still, it can be hard to find the right words or to know exactly what to say. Use these conversation starters to start talking.
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Ideas for summer snacking

During summer months when children are home from school, it can seem like the snack requests are endless. Snacks don't need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of healthy options for snacks that give your kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals.
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Beating the summer heat

Temperatures in Texas are already nearing triple digits. Some people are more at risk of developing a heat-related illness than others, including older adults, outdoor workers, children, and people with chronic medical conditions.
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Overcoming digestive health stigmas

Because of social taboos, many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are reluctant to talk about their symptoms or seek medical care. It’s important that patients with any type of health need talk with their doctor about obtaining a diagnosis and getting appropriate care without being embarrassed.
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Gestational diabetes questions for the doctor

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that some women develop during pregnancy. When you have diabetes, there is too much sugar, also know as glucose, in your blood.
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OT: A helping hand when simple tasks become difficult

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Occupational therapy (OT) is useful for many injuries and conditions. It may be that a patient is recovering from a car accident, surgery, or stroke. In other cases, conditions like arthritis or other diseases may be keeping a patient from performing their everyday activities normally. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, eating, and brushing your teeth can become difficult when recovering from a health condition. That’s where OT comes in.
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