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The benefits of “After-hours” Health Careaaaaaa

“After-hours care” refers to care for medical problems arising after 5 p.m. and on weekends that could be appropriately managed by the patient’s primary care physician/team. Health problems developing outside of normal business hours are a leading cause of ER visits. Many acute complaints seen in the ER, including stomach

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Mistakes parents make with their kids’ teethaaaaaa

You know regular brushing, a healthy diet and dental visits are some of the best ways to prevent cavities, yet experts say many parents are falling short when it comes to oral hygiene. In fact, 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in their baby teeth. And

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MEHOP Annual Fundraiser 4/14/18aaaaaa

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program’s (MEHOP’s) Annual Fundraiser is April 14th, 2018. We look forward to an evening filled with fun, great food, and Rock and Roll! This year, proceeds from the event will support us in renovating our old dental offices for multiple uses by medical, administrative, and community health

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Your child and ear infectionsaaaaaa

Your Child and Ear Infections Middle-ear infections, which doctors call otitis media, are less common during mid­dle childhood than at younger ages. When the Ear is Infected... When an ear is infected, the eustachian tube—the narrow passage connecting the middle ear (the small chamber behind the eardrum) to the back of the throat—becomes

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Pain and Fever medicines for your childaaaaaa

About Pain and Fever Medicines Acetaminophen (uh-SET-tuh-MIN-uh-fin) and ibuprofen (eye-byoo-PROH-fin) help with fever and headaches or body aches. Tylenol is one brand name for acetaminophen​. Advil and Motrin are brand names for ibuprofen. These medicines also can help with pain from bumps, or soreness from a shot. Ask

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Benefits of Extended Hour Clinicsaaaaaa

MEHOP extended-hours Family Medicine clinic is the perfect solution to the problem of crowded emergency rooms, appointment waiting lists, and illnesses and injuries that always seem to happen on the weekends. We have extended hours so you and your loved ones will be able to get the care you need

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Take precations during this active Flu seasonaaaaaa

  DSHS Commissioner urges people to take precautions to avoid getting the flu   With influenza continuing to be widespread throughout Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to avoid getting and spreading the disease. The state health commissioner, Dr. John Hellerstedt, filmed two short messages encouraging

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Dental Plaque: What is it?aaaaaa

Plaque can cause your teeth to appear dull and not feel smooth. It is difficult to see, but plaque is made up of invisible masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to our teeth. Not a very pleasant thought and more than likely makes you want

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MEHOP to participate in Texas Youth Friendly Initiativeaaaaaa

SEVEN CLINICS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TEXAS YOUTH FRIENDLY INITIATIVE (AUSTIN) The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, an education and advocacy organization committed to reducing the rate of teen pregnancy throughout Texas, has announced the selection of seven clinics to participate in the first cohort of their Texas Youth

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