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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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Free Mammogram and Pap Testaaaaaa

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP) in conjunction with Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC), is offering free pap smears to women between the ages of 21 and 64 and free mammograms to women between 40 and 64 years of age. On Friday, October 13th from 8AM-4PM pap smears will be available

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Car Seat replacement due to Harvey floodingaaaaaa

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program (MEHOP) will hold an event Friday, Sept. 29 to replace car seats lost due to Hurricane Harvey. The state of Texas has provided car seats to be given away during the month of September for those that were damaged by the storm. A car seat needs

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Reporting on Performanceaaaaaa

Once a year, all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) must provide a report to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The report, which is public record, is the Uniform Data System (UDS) and is a core system of information appropriate for reviewing the operation and performance of health centers. The

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