How to Prevent Golfing Injuries

How to Prevent Golfing Injuries Safety Tips to Enjoy

Learn How to Prevent Golfing Injuries so you can “Tee it High, and Let it Fly!”

Playing golf with the family is the perfect vacation or weekend activity, best of all you don’t need to travel far to enjoy a day at the golf course.

Like with any sport, there is a risk of injury when you play golf, the little ones and less experienced players are the ones who run the biggest risk of being injured mainly due to bad posture. To ensure everyone in the family enjoys this great sport safely, we have put together a list of most common golfing injuries and how to prevent them.

 

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Most Common Golfing Injuries

Back Pain

Back pain is at the top of our golfing injuries as according to the American Chiropractic Association, “80% of adults in America will suffer from back pain at some point or another in their lives.” The long hours hunched over your club along with the rotational stresses of the swing, can place considerable pressure on your spine and muscles, leading to minor strains that can easily become severe injuries. The most common type of back pain is lower back pain, however, many golfers experience stabbing pain between their shoulder blades.

Tendinitis in the Elbow

Another one of the golfing injuries, tendinitis, is a condition where tendon tissue becomes irritated and inflamed. There are two common types of elbow tendinitis:

Tennis Elbow: Occurs when there is an injury to the outer tendon.

Golfer’s Elbow: When the injury presents itself on the inner tendon.

Ironically, golfers are more prone to suffer from tennis elbow than from golfer’s elbow.

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Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuffs are the four stabilizing muscles located on each shoulder; golfers can easily develop tendinitis, bursitis, and tears in the rotator cuff due to the repetitive motion of the golf swing.

There are two types of rotator cuff golfing injuries, both can cause pain and inhibit your game:

  • Rotator cuff impingements: Occurs when the tendons swell and pinch the space between the arm and the bones in the shoulder.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: this happens when there are tears in the shoulder muscle and tendons.

Knee Pain and Damage

Golfers commonly complain from knee pain due to the strain placed on it to stabilize the rotation of the hip axis at the beginning of the swing. Torn ligaments can be a result of placing extreme force on a weak knee, and knee injuries are especially problematic for arthritis sufferers given the degenerative nature of the disease which can gradually wear down the joint cartilage.

Hip Injuries

Although the hip joint is usually very mobile and able to withstand a lot of stress, it is particularly vulnerable when playing golf since the swing involves a large amount of pivoting and twisting movements. The hip joint resembles the shoulder joint or rotator cuff so the injuries sustained at the hip are very similar to the tears experienced at the shoulders.

Tips to Prevent Golfing Injuries

TIP #1: Practice correct form and work on your swing.

According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine increasing the range of motion of lumbar spine extension and rotation of the lead hip can prevent one of the most common golfing injuries, lower back pain.

TIP #2: Warm up.

Before you tee off, take a few minutes to stretch your shoulder, back, arm and leg muscles, and if possible, go to the driving range and hit a few balls. This will not only help warm up it can seriously improve your game.

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TIP #3: Exercise.

It is important to strengthen the muscles of your back, focus on the trapezoid and pectoral as well as your core. Flexibility exercises like yoga and Pilates also help in preventing back, shoulder and knee injuries.

TIP #4: Have someone else carry your bag.

Paying for a caddy is a good investment, carrying your golf bag across the entire course can increase your risk of back and ankle injuries.

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TIP #5: Avoid hitting objects other than the ball.

Hitting the ground or a root instead of the ball can result in an injury, the sheer force of the swing coming to a hard stop can cause injury to your back, wrist, and shoulder.

TIP #6: Choose proper footware and clothing.

Your clothing should be comfortable and suitable to protect you from the elements, remember to wear sunscreen and shades always. Wear golf shoes with short cleats, longer cleats will dig into the soil and hold your feet planted as you swing which may cause knee and ankle injuries.

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If you find yourself in severe pain after a day at the golf course, it is better to visit one of Altus ER Centers sooner rather than later, untreated injuries can become chronic and lead to more severe conditions that may require surgery down the road.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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Meet the Lufkin Administrator – Lauren Frazier

Meet the Lufkin Administrator: Lauren Frazier, MBA

Introducing Lauren Frazier, the Newly Appointed Lufkin Administrator, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Emergency Center

On Monday, July 17, 2017, one of our very own Southeast Texas professionals, Lauren Frazier became the administrator of Lufkin’s Finest Emergency Center.  Lauren recently completed the rigorous Fellowship Program under the mentorship of Kevin Herrington, President of Altus Emergency Centers and Executive Vice President of Development – Healthcare Division ZT Wealth and ACHE Fellow.  

As Kevin describes, She has been part of the Lufkin project from the beginning and has lead significant marketing initiatives over the last year.”  Lauren has been a great asset, team member and mentor to her staff and peers over the years and will be even more so now as Lufkin’s new on-site administrator.

Meet the Lufkin Administrator who is dedicated to the amazing people behind the company, they are the stars that help us shine!

Studies & Formation

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A Hometown Girl with International Flair

Lauren Frazier, the Lufkin Administrator, studied health sciences and minored in corporate communication and public relations, also obtaining a concentration in Biochemistry at Baylor University.  An adventurous spirit, Lauren has also been involved in international studies and practice in order to expand her perspectives.

I received my MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Administration at Lamar University. My early days were very focused on the clinical side with countless hours in labs and patient care and experience. I have completed countless days of hands-on-experience throughout my studies and career, including spending time in Costa Rica and Panama solely to help administer patient care and  assess the disparity and continuum of care.

Last summer, she did a Study Abroad MBA program in China which included projects and learning sessions in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

The Fellowship Program

After a year in the fellowship program, Lauren is more than ready to tackle the leadership as the Lufkin administrator. The fellowship program was created for post-graduate students to thoroughly develop and begin their career as a well-rounded Healthcare Executive.  “During this time, I was able to lead significant efforts and gain thorough experience in all management departments including Communications and Marketing, Executive Office, Finance, Operations, Private Equity, Billing and Management, and other Regional Services associated with Altus Health. There is no training period for the rigorous program.”

It has been a long road to this point in my career. However, it is one that has been most rewarding.

Greatly respected by all, president Kevin Herrington announced her new role as Lufkin Administrator with great pride, Lauren has been a stellar employee and has a great ability to observe, analyze and make sound judgment calls.” 

Lauren is one of our excellent health care executives that has obtained valuable first-hand experience through the Fellowship Program.  

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MEET THE LUFKIN ADMINISTRATOR

Get to know this Port Arthur, Texas native.

We enjoyed a lovely chat with Lauren while she shared about her vision, purpose, family, and love of music. The following are some highlights of our interview with Lauren.  

Q: “Why did you decide to go into healthcare administration?”

A:  Lauren

“Healthcare Administration is a field where you are able to truly value each person within an organization because you know each person contributes to its success. You must be able to work with everyone from housekeeping to senior level executives. Throughout my studies and career, I have had very high-level and microscopic views of healthcare companies and organizations.”

 

Q: “What or who has been your biggest influence or your mentor?”

A:  Lauren

“I know most have one mentor. However, I’ve met several who played significant roles in guiding me, largely because I always asked ‘Why’ and ‘How.’  These people were willing to do more than just simply return with a short answer. Throughout my path, I have met many mentors, who have helped shape me and my future. The individuals who have had a truly lasting impression and helped shape me as a professional are Diana Kendall, PhD; Scott Garner; Rosalind Kennerson-Baty, Ph.D.; Dr. Terri Woods; Dr. Peter Isaac; Jeff Dyson and last but certainly not least Kevin Herrington.”

My parents instilled in me at an early age that you do something right or you don’t do it at all. That has driven me all my life.

“All of these people are remarkable and have left lasting impressions.”

Q: “Who is the Lufkin Administrator at Home?”

A:  Lauren

“Born and Raised in Port Arthur, Texas I have a true appreciation for hometown and local love. By day I am a Healthcare Executive and by night I am a loving wife to a High School Band Director, Alex Frazier.” 

Affectionately known as a band wife, my path is uncommon but one I wouldn’t trade.

“We have a French bulldog named Luca.  Music is obviously big in our household. I am really creative and enjoy spending time with my family.”

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Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation Safety Tips to Enjoy

Texas Parks to Visit and Recreation Safety Tips to Enjoy

Let’s Learn About Park and Recreation Safety

In celebration of National Parks and Recreation Month, Altus Emergency Centers is challenging the community to improve their quality of life by going out and enjoying one of the many parks around their city. The best way to plan out a great time outdoors is to first learn about park and recreation safety.

Spending time outdoors promotes a healthy vibrant community life, whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, playing chess in the park, or organizing play dates for the kids; parks are the perfect gathering place.

To ensure you experience a safe outing, we have prepared a handy list of Park and Recreation Safety Tips to keep in mind!

 

National Parks & Recreation Month: Keeping it Safe and Fun

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Playground Safety Tips.

The most common summer activity is a trip to the playground.  The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind during your visit the the playground:

  • Wear Proper Shoes: Make sure your kids footwear is adequate to play and run, never let your child play barefoot at the park as they may be bitten by insects, step on a thorn or small rock or burn their feet on hot surfaces.
  • Watch Out for Hot Surfaces: During summer, slides, swings, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds and even picnic tables may become overheated by the sun, so, always check the surface temperature.
  • Stranger Danger: Teach your children not to speak or follow adult strangers, and to immediately run towards you or someone they know to report the incident. While not everyone has bad intentions, it is best for kids not to engage in conversation with adults they do not know.
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Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking is an excellent acivity for all ages.  You may choose the pace and distance that you wish to hike and enjoy the scenery during your voyage. The following park and recreation safety tips are important to keep in mind when planning on your next hiking quest:

  • Tell People: Always inform friends and family the route you’ll be taking and how long you expect to be gone; if possible always travel with a companion.
  • Carry ID: Make sure to carry some sort of ID that includes your name, phone number, address, pertinent medical information, and emergency contact information.
  • Carry a Whistle: This will help scare wild animals or signal for help should you be injured.
  • Plan Your Route: Become familiarized with a trail before you head out, do not venture into unknown hiking trails by yourself.
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Camping Safety Tips

If you’re a woodsy person at heart, camping is wonderful to replenish the mind and spirit.  It is particulary important to heed the park and recreation safety tips while on your home in the wilderness away from home.

  • Stay Away from Wildlife: Clearly one of the joys of camping is to commune with nature, but, it is better to enjoy the wildlife from afar. If you do come face to face with a wild animal, regardless of if it’s a bear or a squirrel do your best not to disturb them, this will keep you out of trouble and possibly a visit to one of our centers.
  • Respect the Fire Rules of the Park: Most parks that offer camping sites have clear rules when it comes to camp fires, make sure you find out what they are and that you respect them. Unattended or poorly managed campfires have been known to start wildfires that can destroy thousands of acres, kill wildlife, and endanger human population as well.
  • Store Food Carefully: Again, check the food regulations with park officials before you set out on your camping trip. Food should be properly stored for several reasons, preventing food poisoning while camping and, avoiding a close encounter with dangerous animals.
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General Park Safety Tips

No matter which outdoor activity is your cup of tea, the following are universal park and recreation safety tips to always take into consideration:

  • Wear Sunscreen: We cannot stress the importance of sunscreen enough, make sure to reapply every couple of hours to avoid getting sunburned.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a water bottle, and, if you plan to go for a hike, make sure to take snacks along with you.
  • Check for Ticks: Lyme Disease is a serious illness, it can be easily treated when diagnosed early, but, if left untreated, it can linger for years and cause serious side effects. After a day at the park, make sure you check yourself and your family for ticks.
  • Watch Out for Poisonous Plants: Learn to identify the different poisonous plants that grow in these parts, poison ivy and poison sumac can both cause nasty rashes just by touching them, but poison hemlock can actually kill you. If you come in contact with any of these plants head to the nearest Altus Emergency Center for treatment, if possible take a picture of the plant so we can identify it and administer the proper treatment.

Texas Parks to Visit

We are blessed with so many wonderful parks in our beautiful state of Texas! The following are just some of the many great options to consider for this weekend.  There are so many, you can plan to visit a new park every weekend!  Have a lovely time and share your photos on our social media pages!

Baytown, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many beautiful parks in Baytown, Texas:

  • Jenkins Park
  • Goose Creek Park
  • Allenbrook Park
  • Baytown Nature Center
  • Blue Heron Park
  • Roseland Park
  • Hollaway JC Park
  • WC Britton Park
  • Wayne Gray Sports Complex
  • McElroy Park
  • Eddie Huron Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • Bayland Park
  • Edna Mae Washington Park
  • Brownwood Park
  • Unidad Park
  • W.C. Britton Park
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Lake Jackson, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many colorful parks in Lake Jackson, Texas:

  • Brazos Oaks
  • Brazoswood Key Club
  • Brazoria Natural Wildlife Refuge
  • Captain R.R. Terry Park
  • Dunbar Park
  • Fireman’s Park
  • Garland Park
  • Jasmine Park
  • James F. Crews Park
  • MacLean Park
  • Morrison Park and Shy Pond
  • Shadowglen Park
  • Wilderness Park
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Lufkin, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many breathtaking parks in the area of Lufkin, Texas:

  • Azalea Trail
  • Angelina National Forest
  • Davy Crockett National Forest
  • Chambers Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Grace Dunne Richardson Park
  • Jones Park
  • Wetlands Garden Park
  • Herty Park
  • Winston
  • Mantooth Park
  • Louis Bronaugh Park
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Lumberton, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many vibrant parks in Lumberton, Texas:

  • Village Creek State Park
  • Big Thicket RV Park
  • Thompson Lake Park
  • Red Cloud RV Park
  • State Park Fishing Spot
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Waxahachie, Texas Parks

The following are just a few of the many fun-filled parks in Waxahachie, Texas:

  • Getzendaner Park
  • Chapman Park
  • George Brown Plaza
  • Lions Park
  • Brown Singleton Park
  • Brown Chiles Park
  • Richards Park
  • Lee Penn Park
  • Belle-Vue Park
  • Wags-a-Hachie Dog Park
  • Waxahachie Sports Complex
  • Waxahachie Lake Pavillion
  • A&F Thompson Memorial Park
  • Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail
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Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun National Parks and Recreation Month!

At Altus Emergency Centers we encourage you to get outdoors to enjoy a safe, fun and healthy time with the family.  Enjoy!

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway

Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway!

Sizzling Summer Giveway Fun! You Could be the Winner of a Free Family Four Pack when you enter our Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway!

Enter the Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of a FREE FAMILY FOUR PACK to Splash Kingdom Waterpark Nacogdoches, sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin.

 

At CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin, we’re making a huge splash this summer with our first Summer Raffle Giveaway! This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a family four (4) pack, to Splash Kingdom Waterpark Nacogdoches which includes the following:

  • FOOD: 4 Option #1 Meal Vouchers

  • FUN4 General Admission Tickets

Scroll below for details on how to enter the Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway today!

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate! Visit our Facebook Page and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page. If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE? No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL! Simply type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Link & Share it.

Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to our Facebook & Instagram Pages find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Splash Kingdom Waterpark Free Giveaway sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER Lufkin.

 

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Lufkin, Texas

CALL US: 1 936-699-5900

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with a free Family Four Pack to Splash Kingdom Waterpark in Nacogdoches.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER.
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial ER reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Our Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Raffle is the Coolest Deal This Summer!

Enter the Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Paradise Waterpark, sponsored by Altus Emergency Lumberton.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a trip for four (4), to Paradise Waterpark. Scroll below for details on how to enter the Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway today!

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate! Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page. If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE? No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL! Simply type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Link & Share it.

Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Paradise Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Lumberton!

Altus Emergency Centers
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Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Paradise Waterpark.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Grab your chance to enjoy tons of Fun in the Sun this Summer. Our Altus Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway can Make it Happen!

Enter the Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Pirate’s Bay Waterpark, sponsored by Altus Emergency Baytown.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a trip for four (4), to Pirate’s Bay Waterpark: 

  • Four Family Pack of Tickets

  • Four Beach Towels

Scroll below for details on how to enter the Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway today!

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Pirate's Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate! Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page. If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE? No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL! Simply type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Link & Share it.

Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Pirate’s Bay Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Baytown!

Altus Emergency Centers
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Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Pirate’s Bay Waterpark.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Enjoy a Great Chance to Cool Down and Have Fun on Us this Summer With the Altus Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway!

Enter the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of four FREE tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, sponsored by Altus Emergency Lake Jackson.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun. This July, we would like to reward a lucky family with a trip for four (4), two adults and two children to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate! Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page. If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE? No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL! Simply type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Link & Share it.

Which is Your Favorite Water Slide? Enter our Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Lake Jackson!

Altus Emergency Centers
Freestanding ERs. Saving Lives 24/7. No Lines.

Rules:

  • Social Media: You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-18-2017.

Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway

Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway
Two Lucky Winning Families!

Time to Add Excitement to Summer with a Free Trip for the Family to Six Flags!

Enter the Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway!  You could be one of the two lucky winners of four FREE tickets to Six Flags over Texas sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we believe in good old healthy fun.  This July, we would like to reward two lucky families with a trip for four (4) each to Six Flags in Dallas.

What’s Up for Grabs!

This July Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway allows for two (2) sets of winners with four (4) tickets in each set. This means that each of the two families wins:

  • 4 Tickets to Six Flags

  • 4 Towels

  • 4 Altus ER Sunscreen

  • 4 Altus ER Sunglasses

  • 4 Altus ER Rackcards

HOW IT WORKS

HOW TO ENTER the Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway

SOCIAL MEDIA: Just Like & Share to Enter!

It’s Super Easy to Participate!  Visit our Facebook or Twitter Pages and Like, Share Publicly & Tag 2 Friends.
EXTRA POINTS ALERT!  Increase your chances of winning the raffle! You can earn an Extra Entry by following our Instagram Page.  If you haven’t already, like us today!

How to Enter BY EMAIL

DON’T HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE?  No problem! Get your FREE RAFFLE SHARE LINK to share by EMAIL!  In order to rack up more raffle entries, simply Share Your Share Link. Type in your Name and Valid Email Address Below to Receive Your Raffle Share Link.

Which Rides Would You Go On if You Won? Enter our Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway Today!

Stay Tuned to find out if YOUR name comes up as one of the winners of our Six Flags Free Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Altus Emergency Waxahachie!

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Rules:

  • Social Media:  You must Like, Share the Post Publicly & Tag Two Friends.
  • Email: You must supply a valid email address to receive your Raffle link.
  • You will rack up contest entries by sharing your link by email and/or social media pages, liking our social media pages and the unique clicks on your link. People who like, share and tag us publicly on social media posts will also be entered.
  • The winners will be rewarded with 4 free tickets to Six Flags Over Texas.
  • In order to receive your prize, the winners must present a valid photo ID.
  • The following are not eligible to participate in the contest: employees of the company, affiliates, or any agency working with the company, and their immediate families.
  • Altus Emergency is not liable should the application or any Social Media site experience any issues or downtime.
  • Any disputes relating to eligibility will be determined solely by Altus Emergency.
  • Altus Emergency reserves the right to modify or discontinue this program at any time without prior notice.
  • The Raffle Draw will take place on 7-17-2017.

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Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Fourth of July Safety – How to Celebrate Safe & Fun

Fourth of July Safety Tips: Great Ideas for Having a Safe & Fun Time

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4th of July Celebration. Happy Birthday America!

As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our nation, Altus Emergency Centers would like to extend our gratitude and commemorate the brave men and women of the armed forces who have fought for our freedom and every one of you, who’s hard work, love of family and country helps build a better nation.

Fourth of July Safety: Fun Activities for the Whole Family

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Summer Cookouts.

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for a delicious cookout, bring out the grill, some cold drinks, and impress your friends with your outdoor cooking abilities while you enjoy this special day.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Summer Cookouts:

  • Never leave your grill unattended.

  • Keep children and pets away from the hot grill.

  • Place your grill out in the open, away from flammable objects like tree branches and curtains.

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Swimming, Boating, Tubing, and Other Water Activities

July is one of the hottest months of the year, so it is no surprise we love to cool down either in a pool, tubing down a river, spending the day at the beach or going for a boat ride. Water activities are one of the best ways to create fun memories of summer.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Water Activities:

  • Always keep an eye on the kids when you are close to water.

  • If you are on a boat, make sure everyone on board is wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

  • Before going into the water at the beach or a river check for warning signs posted by the authorities.

  • Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.

  • Don’t dive head first into rivers or pools if you are not sure how deep they are.

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Picnics and Block Parties

Few things are more American than gathering with neighbors to share a meal, 4th of July picnics and neighborhood block parties are a staple of American tradition. Organize a potluck lunch, sit on lawn chairs, have a drink with your neighbors and relax in good company.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Picnics:

  • Stay in the shade as much as possible.

  • Keep hydrated.

  • Store food in coolers; remember the hot weather accelerated the spoiling process of uncooked food.

  • Check for ticks; summer is tick season, and these pesky little critters can carry diseases like Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus.

  • Wear insect repellent.

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Fireworks

It wouldn’t be a 4th of July celebration without a firework display. Attending a local firework show is the best way to end a fun packed day, arrive early and claim the perfect spot to view the show, and marvel at the beauty and artistry of these professional displays.

Fourth of July Safety Tips for Fireworks:

  • Leave the firework display to the professionals. Texas law prohibits private citizens from using, selling, or possessing fireworks.

  • If you have small children, it is best to cover their ears with noise cancelling headphones to prevent damage to their tender ears.

Keep pets at home in a safe place where they won’t be able to escape, harm themselves or others due to the stress caused by fireworks.

Take Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

Have a Safe and Fun 4th of July from All of Us at Altus Emergency Centers!

Altus Emergency Centers wants you to have a great 4th of July celebration, we urge you to drink responsibly, stay hydrated and avoid unnecessary dangers.

We would like to remind the community, that all our centers will remain open during this 4th of July celebration, to attend any emergency situation.

At Altus Emergency Centers, we are strong advocates of education and prevention. Our expertly trained staff is available 24/7. We are here for you when it’s more than urgent.

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We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Lumberton and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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