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Father’s Day Giveaway 2019

As a Warm “Thank You” to All Amazing Fathers,

Father’s Day Giveaway 2019!

It takes a special person to be a good father.  For those currently in the trenches of fatherhood, it’s a tough job, but worth every moment!  A dad may be the toughest guy around but he’ll melt at the smile of his child.  Just like mommy, being a dad is a 24/7 job and boy, it’s a magician’s bag full of surprises, challenges, experiences, and lessons to learn.  Every dad is different but most will tell you that to be a good one they must harvest patience, understanding, respect, humor, spirituality, generosity, diligence, courage, compassion, selflessness, strength, honesty, sacrifice, responsibility but above all, love.

At Altus Emergency, we RESPECT YOU, DADS! This Father’s Day Giveaway 2019 is dedicated to all the hard-working dads that every day: nurture, educate, support, and unconditionally love their families. We appreciate all that you do for your children, who are the future of our communities.  Thank you for raising them right.

Enter to Win! The Altus ER Father’s Day Giveaway 2019

Each of our Altus Emergency Center locations has a special prize for a lucky dad!  The following are each of the Father’s Day Giveaway Prize Packages.

Altus ER Lumberton’s Father’s Day Giveaway 2019 Prize

Houston Astros Father’s Day Giveaway

Calling all Houston Astros Fans! This is your chance to WIN 2 FREE ASTROS TICKETS for DAD!  We have put together cooler packed full of awesome free gifts for dad including two free Astros Tickets.  Make dad proud and participate!

Scroll Below to Find Out How to Enter Completely Free!

Altus ER Waxahachie‘s Mother’s Day Prize

Meat Church Father’s Day Giveaway

One lucky dad will be in Grilling Heaven! Enter to WIN a FREE Meat Church Package for DAD which includes everything he needs to create his next savory masterpiece:

  • 6 famous rubs (as seen on Pit Master TV Show,
  • Meat Church Yeti Mug,
  • T-shirt,
  • Koozie and Car decaf,
  • A party portable grill,
  • Altus ER mug and koozie,
  • Dallas Cowboy training bucket hat for the summer heat!
This delicious prize is valued at $300.
Scroll Below to Find Out How to Enter Completely Free!

Altus ER Lake Jackson’s Father’s Day Giveaway 2019 Prize

Free Golfcation Day for Dad Giveaway

One lucky winner will get a Free Cooler filled to the brim with free golf supplies and a FREE gift certificate for a GOLFCATION Day at the Wilderness Golf Course. This is a golfer’s dream!  This special day includes:

  • One day of all you can play golf including cart,
  • unlimited range balls,
  • all you can eat (menu items),
  • and all you can drink (excluding alcohol).

Scroll Below to Find Out How to Enter Completely Free!

Altus ER Baytown’s Father’s Day Giveaway 2019 Prize

Astros & BBQ Father’s Day Giveaway

This is TWICE as NICE! One lucky winner will get a Free Cooler filled to the with wonderous daddy cool gear which includes:

  • A $100 Truth BBQ Gift Card and
  • a pack of 4 Astros Tickets.

Daddy is just dreaming of winning this!

Scroll Below to Find Out How to Enter Completely Free!

IT’S FREE! How it Works

It’s 100% FREE to Participate in the Father’s Day Giveaway 2019

It’s Easy to Participate!  We are giving away one , one for each of our locations:  Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie. Each winner will be announced on Sunday, June 16th, 2019.  All Sweepstakes Official Rules Apply.

1.  THROUGH FACEBOOK

  • Post a Funny Pick of a Dad &
  • Nominate them in the Comments! You can tag all dads that you wish to nominate for the prize.
  • If you think this is a great special, we encourage that you like our page!

2.  THROUGH INSTAGRAM

  • Follow our Instagram Page: AltusEmergencyCenters
  • Post a Funny Pick of a Dad & Hashtag #AltusERDads
  • You can tag all dads that you wish to nominate for the prize.

3.  THROUGH TWITTER

  • Follow our Twitter Page.
  • Retweet, Post a Funny Pick of a Dad & Hashtag #AltusERDads
  • You can tag all dads that you wish to nominate for the prize.

 

Who May Participate?

If you are a dad, have a dad, know a dad, are married to a dad, we’d love for you to participate in the Altus Emergency Father’s Day Giveaway 2019!  You may either give it to a father or if you are one, enjoy it yourself.

Have a Happy & Healthy Father’s Day from all of us at Altus Emergency Centers!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is

Here for You 24/7

About Altus Er

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Mother’s Day Sweepstakes – Free Beauty Spa Package Giveaway for Mom

Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

Win a Free Day at the Spa for Mom!

When God created mothers He poured only the sweetest and toughest ingredients into the mix.  Some of these are patience, responsiblity, honesty, loyaly, determination, strength, caring, inspiration, forgiveness, and uniqueness. Best of all, she loved you with all of her heart before even meeting you for the first time.  Mommies are special in so many ways that it would be impossible to list. This makes it that much more difficult to decide what to get her on Mother’s Day.  We’re happy to help four lucky winners with the perfect gift for mom.

At Altus Emergency, we LOVE MOMS!  We firmly believe that they deserve the best.  This is why this Mother’s Day Sweepstakes is all about giving them that much deserved time off to get pampered.  In honor of all mothers out there, Altus Emergency invites you to participate in our Mother’s Day Sweepstakes.

WHAT DOES MOM GET IF I WIN?

Each of our Altus Emergency Center locations has a special prize for mom!  The following are each of the Free Beauty Spa Packages.

Altus ER Lumberton’s Mother’s Day Prize

Announcing a Mother’s Medical Spa Deluxe Package brought to you from Revivify Medical Spa!

One lucky Lumberton mommy will enjoy a free Mother’s Day package at the most exclusive medical spa of Beaumont.

The Prize Win includes the following:

  • 1 Free Teeth Whitening
  • 1 Free Microdermabrasion
  • 5 Free Units of Botox
  • $500 Free Gift Certificate towards a ViVi Nonsurgical Facelift
revivify medical spa best in southeast texas

Altus ER Lake Jackson’s Mother’s Day Prize

Announcing a Mother’s Medical Spa brought to you from Changing Reflections Medical Spa!

One lucky Lake Jackson mommy will enjoy a Take Time for you Package at this exclusive medical spa!

It’s time to relax and take time for you!

The Prize Win includes the following:

  • Enjoy a customized Spa Facial and
  • a Swedish Massage.

Altus ER Baytown’s Mother’s Day Prize

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS MOTHER’S DAY SWEEPSTAKES PACKAGE…

Will be a Wonderful SURPRISE!

We know that you’ll be absolutely thrilled when we post the details.

Don’t miss out and participate now!

Altus ER Waxahachie‘s Mother’s Day Prize

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS MOTHER’S DAY SWEEPSTAKES PACKAGE…

Will be a Wonderful SURPRISE!

We know that you’ll be absolutely thrilled when we post the details.

Don’t miss out and participate now!

IT’S FREE! How it Works

It’s 100% FREE to Participate in the Mother’s Day Giveaway

It’s Easy to Participate!  We are giving away four (4) prizes, one for each of our locations:  Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie. Each winner will be announced on Friday, May 12th, 2019.  All Sweepstakes Official Rules Apply.

1.  THROUGH FACEBOOK

  • Comment a phrase that describes your mom (or a mom) best.
  • Tag a Mom!  You can tag all moms you believe the will be interested.
  • If you think this is a great special, we encourage that you like our page!

2.  THROUGH INSTAGRAM

  • Follow our Instagram Page: AltusEmergencyCenters
  • Comment a phrase on the post that describes your mom (or a mom) best & #AltusMothersDayRaffle
  • Tag a Mom!

3.  THROUGH TWITTER

 

Who May Participate?

If you are a mother, have a mother, know a mother, are married to a mother, we’d love for you to participate in the Altus Emergency Mother’s Day Sweepstakes!  You may either give it to a mother or if you are one, enjoy it yourself.  We are sure you deserve it!

We’ll all have to agree that Texas Mom’s are the Best! Happy Mothers Day from all of us at Altus Emergency Centers!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is

Here for You 24/7

About Altus Er

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Women’s Day Words of Wisdom

Wonderful Words of Wisdom for Women’s Day

Today, International Women’s Day, we join in honoring the women in our lives, mothers, daughters, friends, wives, grandmothers, granddaughters, and fellow coworkers.  This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter couldn’t have been more appropriate as most of us balance life for the better every day. Our ability to multitask goes beyond anything understood by science and we manage to do it with style.  Behind each beautiful smile lies mystery, intelligence, skill, ambition, a caring heart, sense of humor and wisdom to name just a few.  Yet, it would be unfair to generalize as each lady is highly unique.

As we celebrate women’s achievements, where do we start?  Women are involved in nearly every profession and truly are the backbone of our nation.  At Altus Emergency, we are happy to celebrate Women’s Day by sharing the words of wisdom from our very own Altus Emergency Ladies.  We hope you find inspiration and courage from this diverse set of role models.

A picture perfect Women’s Day at Altus Emergency!  In the photo from left to right: Ashley Morgan, Richelle Blackburn, Lauren Frazier, Kris DeVries, Katie Lucas, Kelly Curtis, Lorrie Anna Soffes & Kristin Kappler.

Real Answers from Real Women.

It all happened rather spontaneously as great things tend to occur.  In preparing for the Women’s Day celebration, we took the opportunity to send eight questions to a group of Altus Emergency ladies to share a little about themselves.  What happened was simply magical.  Thank you, ladies for sharing your words of wisdom with us!

1.  How hard is it to make it to the top? What does it take?

Kris:

I will let you know when I get there!!

Lorrie Anna:

Hard work and dedication is what gets you to the top. Patience and Understanding. Compromising. Listening and learning, not just talking. It takes time, be patient.

Kristin:

Still on that journey and taking all the advice I can get!

2.  What advice would you give to your younger self?

Kris:

Enjoy your youth while you can, life happens too fast.

Richelle:

Trust that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us. Practice patience my child, all things will come in time.

Lauren:

Don’t underestimate your abilities or discount your drive. God is already there waiting on you to arrive wherever you’re headed.

Lorrie Anna:

Negotiate early. No one likes a hot head, cool it down girl!

3.  How do you make time for yourself?

Kris:

I love to get away with my husband so we travel a lot. You have to unplug from work and disengage on a regular basis to maintain a healthy personal and professional life.

Lauren:

I like quiet time, when I can get it. Quiet time recharges me. However, sometime I fall asleep during that time!

Lorrie Anna:

Having to delegate duties sometimes will get you a little bit of time to yourself and away from the Hussle. I can’t do it all, so don’t try to do it all!

Kristin:

I love spending time with family and friends and exploring all that Houston has to offer!

4.  How do you juggle work and home?

Kris:

It is easy for me because I do not have kids.

Richelle:

As a single parent, this can be difficult however, I have been blessed with 5 amazing sisters and a phenomenal mom.  We have always been the strength for one another and our children.

Kelly:

Working full time being a mom is one of the hardest things to balance. You want to spend as much time as possible with your family, be at every event you possibly can, cook, clean, wash clothes, and get the kids ready for bed.

The most important thing to do is take time for yourself. Take that bubble bath, have the candy bar its ok you deserve it.

Remember to leave work at work and home at home. Strive to be the beautiful woman you are!!

Lauren:

Managing work and home is one of my biggest tasks. I spend a great deal of time constantly working to ensure I complete as much as possible during the day and make it home “on time” or within a “reasonable time.” As a result, I am always on a really tight schedule. Additionally, I have put several processes in place to manage home as best as possible, which I constantly tweak. I strive to give my best to my home and professional life.

Lorrie Anna:

I leave work at work and leave home at home. Both are happier that way.

Kristin:

I feel I do a pretty good job of keeping things separate for the most part.

5.  If you could put on a parade for International Women’s Day, which woman would put on the main float?

Kris:

Michelle Obama.

Lori Anna:

My mother, she is the strongest most dedicated person I learned from.

Kristin:

Oprah Winfrey

6.  If you were elected for office, what would be the first thing you do for Texas?

Lorrie Anna:

I would try to help people understand the importance of the ER’s and why they will make a better impact on the communities. How CMS needs to come across and recognize the good that we do.

Kristin:

There is no amount of money in the world that could make me run for office!

7.  What did you first want to be when you grew up?

Kris:

I wanted to be a teacher.

Richelle:

Attorney, may be something I still pursue in the near future.

Lauren:

I originally wanted and attended undergrad to be a doctor.  Ultimately, I chose  to allow more time with my future immediate family and to not be directly responsible for people’s lives. This worked for me, since my husband is a high school band director with a busy schedule.

Lorrie Anna:

Three ring circus Ring Leader!!

Kristin:

I wanted to be a Physician Assistant.

8.  We saved the best for last! What do you like the most about working at Altus ER?

Kris:

Altus is more like a family than a job.

Richelle:

Being the Administrator for Altus ER’s, it is a joy to know that our patients are receiving the best care from all of our staff.  From the time they walk through our doors until the billing process is complete they always have the best treatment from all of our staff.

Kelly:

Here at Altus we are a family. Everyone always has a welcoming friendly face, asking how your day was and if there is anything they can do to help you. BEST JOB EVER!!! So glad to be a part of this beautiful family!!!

Lauren:

What I like most about working at Altus ER is the familial environment and the work everyone puts in to accomplish the remarkable initiatives each year.

Lorrie Anna:

The compassion and sense of family. Almost 11 years with this great company. Because of a great leader, that is the biggest reason to stay! I’m happy and have been given more than my fair share of opportunities!

Kristin:

I love our staff and management team. When you enjoy the people you work with, it makes work feel less like a job!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.

American Heart Month – Guide to a Healthy Heart

Today is the Day to Learn to Love Your Heart!

This Valentine’s Month, it’s all about the heart!  Many of us are planning the perfect date night to show our partners just how important they are to us and how much we love them.  Altus Emergency Centers wants you to pause and pay a little more attention to all of the beautiful hearts in your life, starting with your own.

This year we are partnering with the Million Hearts® initiative to bring awareness of how dangerous and devastating heart disease can be, not just on a personal level but for those we love as well.  May this be the February that you learned to love your heart.

Heart Disease Fact Sheet

  • Cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans every year
  • Heart Disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 1 in every 3 deaths
  • Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States

Every 40 Seconds, an American will have a Heart Attack.

  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, and it’s responsible for over 370,000 annual deaths
  • Every year more than 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack
  • According to studies:

Nearly Two-Thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.

Sources: CDC & Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018

We all glance over numbers every day like these every day.  Instead of a number, see them for what they really are, a mother, father, teacher, co-worker, best friend, classmate, neighbor, grandma, or the person standing right beside you.  At Altus Emergency Centers, we’re committed to helping you not become a statistic.  Chances are, you are still in time to make the lifestyle changes necessary to keep a healthy heart pumping for much longer.

Heart Disease Death Rates Statistics USA

Safeguarding Your Heart

We’ve all had our hearts broken at some point in our lives, but, as hard as heartbreak can be, we know that in time we will get better and be able to love again. This is not always the case when our hearts get sick, some of us won’t have the luxury of time to heal, which is why we need to start taking better care of our hearts now.

You are always taking care of everyone around you, this month of February make a pledge to start showing yourself some love by making healthier lifestyle and food choices including:

Improve Your Diet

Eat healthier, include more fruits and veggies, choose low-fat dairy products and cut down on the amount of fat you eat.

Fill Up on Fiber

Choose foods that are fiber-rich like oats, whole wheat bread, and beans and legumes. Fiber-rich foods will fill you up more, and they take longer for your digestive system to process, so you will fell fool for a longer time. This will help you eat less and maybe lose a few pounds without having to sacrifice your food intake.

Eat More Fish

Texans love meat, we get it, but try substituting beef for fish at least once or twice a week, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help ward off heart disease.

Get Moving!

Just like the song says you’ve got to move it, move it. We know you have a busy schedule but only 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can make a world of difference. You don’t need to go to the gym, a walk around your neighborhood, or some fun dancing around the house or even putting a little more pep into your housework might do the trick.

Cut Down on The Salt

The American diet has an unusually high amount of salt, and a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that cutting the amount of salt we consume can significantly lower the number of strokes, coronary heart disease (CHD), and heart attacks.

Live Smoke-Free!

Smoking is one of the top risk factors for heart disease, and it’s not enough to decrease the number of cigarettes you smoke per day, you need to stop smoking altogether.

Recognizing a Heart Attack

The possibility of a heart attack is real.  Heart disease is the leading cause of both men and women in the US.  Although medical studies have shown that you can drastically lower your possibility of having a heart attack through lifestyle changes, the odds are still 1 of every 4 people in America die from heart disease.  For this reason, another way to help save hearts is to get to know the signs of a heart attack and to take action.  While men and women will have different types of symptoms and not all chest pains indicate a heart attack, there are some tell-tale signs that should spark an immediate warning sign.

Here are five of the most common signs of a heart attack:

  • Pain or Discomfort in Chest

  • Lightheadedness, Nausea or Vomiting

  • Jaw, Neck or Back Pain

  • Discomfort or Pain in Jaw or Shoulder

  • Shortness of Breath

Time is a major factor, the sooner the better.

The recommended window of time to get treatment for a heart attack is of only two hours away from the first signs as those listed above.  If you risk waiting longer, the damage will be greater as the chances of survival will be lowered.

If you or someone you know experiences any of the symptoms listed here, the best thing you can do is have someone bring you to the nearest Altus Emergency Center so we can evaluate you. When it comes to heart attacks and strokes, the faster you get treatment, the greater your chances of recovery and survival will be.

It’s been said that the greatest gift we can give anyone is love, so this Valentine’s Day make a pledge to take better care of your heart so you can be around for many more years to gift love to your friends and family.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is

Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Prudent Layperson Standard, GET THE FACTS, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

Prudent Layperson Standard,

GET THE FACTS, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

If you have ever had to deal with a health insurance company, you know first hand that they have a reputation for using scare tactics to prevent users from fully benefiting from their health insurance plans.

The latest attack on the public’s wellbeing was initiated by Anthem BlueShield BlueCross, the largest health insurer in the country, who unilaterally has decided to deny coverage to emergency room patients based on the final diagnosis rather than evaluating the symptoms which prompted the visit in the first place.

This decision is unlawful as it goes against the Prudent Layperson Standard, which Congress extended to apply to individual and group market health insurance plans in 2010.

What is the Prudent Layperson Standard?

Before 1997, insurance companies could deny emergency department claims based on the final diagnosis instead of symptoms. This meant that anyone who visited the ER complaining of chest pains which was later determined not to be a heart attack, or any other life-threatening condition would have to be responsible for 100% of the cost of treatment.

This forced patients to contact their insurance company during a moment of crisis to ask for permission to visit the ER, a policy which clearly placed the health and wellbeing of the individual in jeopardy.

As a result of these dangerous and unfair requirements, Congress enacted the Prudent Layperson Standard in 1997 which stated:

The term “emergency medical condition” means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that a prudent layperson, who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in:

 

  • Placing the health of the individual (or, in the case of a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy,
  • Serious impairment to bodily functions, or
  • Severe dysfunction of any bodily organ or part
  • Serious disfigurement

Originally the Prudent Layperson Standard only applied to Federal Health Plans such as Medicare and Medicaid, however, as of 2010 thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the standard was extended to include all private healthcare plans.

The great state of Texas adopted this Prudent Layperson definition in 1997 through Senate Bills 385. Section 1301.155.

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!

How Can Insurance Companies Deny Claims if It’s Against the Law?

This is the questions we are all trying to answer, in fact in March of 2018 two U.S. Senators sent a letter to the secretaries of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor requesting that they look into potential Prudent Layperson Standard violations by health insurance companies.

The truth of the matter is that the Prudent Layperson Standard is a federal law, and any attempt by a health insurance company to deny coverage based on final diagnosis rather than the symptoms present at the time of arrival to an Emergency Room is unlawful.

What Can Patients Do to Protect Their Rights?

Any person who experiences acute severe symptoms needs to receive an emergency medical evaluation to determine the cause and to receive proper treatment.

Nobody who is not medically trained should be forced to determine if their symptoms are severe enough to go to the ER. The Prudent Layperson Standard was explicitly drafted to ensure patients receive the emergency medical services they need when they need it.

This means that anyone who believes they are experiencing a medical emergency should visit the nearest Altus Emergency Center for evaluation without any fear; our Patient Advocate will help you every step of the way and file a claim on your behalf.

If your claim should be denied, our Patient Advocate will file an appeal, and even request an external review by a third party if necessary.

You can rest assured that at Altus Emergency Centers we will fight to protect your rights!

MY EMERGENCY, MY CHOICE!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

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Top Seven Holiday Medical Emergencies

Top 7 Holiday Medical Emergencies & When to Head for the ER

We all know how crazy the Holiday Season can be, with relatives coming in from out of town, finding that perfect gift, getting your home decorated, and preparing that unforgettable holiday meal.

With the all the commotion and parties to attend, the risk of suffering an accident, increase during this time of year.  Then there is the question, “Should I visit the ER for this emergency?”  Holiday medical emergencies are a serious concern, especially during Christmas and New Years Eve.

There are about 250 injuries a day during the holiday season. These are the top 7 reasons why people visit the ER during the holidays. Get the facts and signs of alert that you need to visit your nearest emergency center.  If you get quality ER treatment fast, you may be back in time to enjoy your holidays with your friends and family.

Holiday Decorating Injuries

Our first of our holiday medical emergencies believe it or not involves holiday decorating. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that Emergency Rooms across the country attend some 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating during November and December each year, and the number of injuries is on the rise.

Out of those estimated 15,000 cases:

  • 34% involve falls
  • 11% are from cuts and lacerations
  • 10% are due to back strains

Head for the ER if:

  • You fall from a ladder, stool, or roof. You have a broken bone or an internal injury
  • If you have cut yourself and bone or tendons are visible
  • If you lost consciousness after a fall, you might have a concussion
  • If you have severe pain or mobility issues

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

It is not a surprise that alcohol and drug abuse is on our holiday medical emergencies list. Emergency room visits for injuries related to alcohol usage continue to rise according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The investigation revealed that Emergency Room visits for acute or chronic alcohol-related treatment rose by 61 percent between 2006 and 2014.

 

Out of all the drug and alcohol-related injuries treated by Emergency Rooms each year:

  • 17.1% occur on New Year’s Day
  • 10.1 occur on Christmas Day

 

Severe alcohol poisoning could lead to death if you see anyone displaying the following symptoms bring them into the ER immediately:

  • Metal Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Slow breathing
  • A blue colored tint of the skin
  • Low body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

Trauma and Car Crashes

We encourage to drive safely every day of the year but especially during the holidays as trauma and car crashes are among the top holiday medical emergencies.  According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the month of December can be especially dangerous for motorists.

The week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day is considered one of the most dangerous and deadliest weeks of the year for drivers. More people on the roads, stress, weather conditions and alcohol consumption are all contributing factors for road accidents.

 

  • 40% of deaths during the last week of the year involve at least one drunk driver
  • Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 tend to be more often involved in fatal crashes related to alcohol use. The second highest age group was drivers between 25 and 34 years old.

 

Any person involved in a car crash regardless of whether alcohol was involved or not should be brought in to our Emergency Room immediately for evaluation. Remember insurance companies are required by law to cover ER visits for car crashes.

Sprains, Broken Bones and Concussions

It seems the number of falls increases during the holidays, from falling while putting up Christmas decorations, slipping and falling while running errands, to kids falling off their new bikes, and skateboards, the truth is at our Emergency Centers we see a fair share of sprains, broken bones, and concussions during the last few days of the year.

 

You should pay us a visit when:

  • You suspect you or a loved one has a broken bone
  • You have fallen and hit your head and lost consciousness, are feeling dizzy, have trouble remembering things, have difficulty speaking, as you may have a concussion
  • If you have difficulty walking or are suffering from severe pain

Overeating

We are all guilty of overindulging during the holidays. Those special dinners and Holiday treats, however, can give us some nasty scares and some real problems. In fact, the CDC has stated that abdominal pain is the single most common reason that American patients visit the ER, accounting for seven million visits per year

According to a study by the American Heart Association, overeating makes you four times more likely to experience chest pains or worse suffer a heart attack.

 

Additionally, people who overeat during the Holidays:

  • Are 10 times more likely to visit the ER
  • Run the risk of requiring emergency stomach procedures
  • Increase their risk of having food stuck in their esophagus

Whenever you experience chest pains, shortness of breath, or severe abdominal pain you should rush to the ER for evaluation, don’t wait it out.

Allergic Reactions

During the Holiday Season, people who suffer from allergies are exposed to many triggers, from Christmas trees, mold, scented candles, and of course food.

For most of us allergic reactions are mild and can be treated with an over the counter antihistamine, however, in some cases, our immune system’s response can be severe enough to cause an asthma attack or a life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

Severe asthma attacks or cases of anaphylactic shock require immediate medical attention, all Altus Emergency Center locations will be open every day during this Holiday Season to attend such emergencies.

Kitchen Related Injuries

There’s a lot of food preparation that goes on during Christmas and New Year’s, and in our eagerness to create those spectacular meals, we could end up cutting or burning ourselves.

Hopefully most cuts and burns will be superficial and won’t require medical attention, however, if your wound is deep enough as to where you can see bone, cartilage, or tendons you need to come in for stitches, and if you have second or third degree burns you must come in to the ER immediately.

 

Altus Emergency Centers wishes everyone in the communities we serve a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And we would like to remind you that we will be available to treat any medical emergency that arises.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Lumberton Christmas Card Contest 2018

Christmas Card Contest 2018

Thank You Lumberton Intermediate ISD!

4th Annual Christmas Card Contest

It was a pleasure to hold the Annual Christmas Card Contest for the fourth year in a row.  A special thank you to the art teacher, Kristy Cleveland.  Last week we celebrated the students who participated and excelled in our 2018 Intermediate Christmas Card Contest. While we are so proud of each child, allow us to present the following winners:

BOYS TOP THREE:

  • Kai Brown
  • Oscar Rivera
  • Gaivyn Brooks

GIRLS TOP THREE:

  • Emily Nicholson
  • Addalee Buxton
  • Elizabeth Thomas

Highlights of the Awards Ceremony

The following are some of the highlights from the awards ceremony we held in honor of the parents, teachers and of course the inspired children that participated in the Christmas Card Contest 2018.

Our Commitment to You

Altus Emergency is committed to the relationships we forge. Here, the community and schools that surround us are an integral part of our success. We truly want you all to thrive.

Through the years, we’ve remained true to our mission of giving back to the community. Some of you may have actually met us while we were out supporting our local law enforcement or through our monthly Altus Gives charity drives.

We stay true to our commitment year-round and enjoy seeing the impact. We are truly here to serve you, even beyond the ER. You are more than a number. You’re Family!

Thank you, Lumberton, for choosing us time after time!

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.

Texas Mosquitoes – Don’t Give Them a Biting Chance!

Preventing Texas Mosquitoes From Becoming a Health Hazzard

Summertime brings many joys with it, cookouts, outdoor sports, a leisure afternoon by the pool, or a long hike in the wilderness to name a few; but, alongside all the pleasures of summer come its inevitable nuisances like mosquitoes. 

In a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Texas is in the top 20% of states when it comes to the number of people being infected by insect-borne diseases including those transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.  

The Texas Department of State Health Services recently confirmed the first human cases of the West Nile Virus of 2018.

In a recent press release, the Texas DSHS confirmed three cases of West Nile disease reported last week by local health departments in Austin, Dallas, and Galveston. “The first three cases of the year are cases of West Nile fever reported by Austin Public Health and Galveston County Health District and a case of this neuroinvasive disease reported by Dallas County Health and Human Services.”  The very first victim of this mosquito-transmitted virus is a resident of the 75061 zip code of Irving, Texas.  

In this article, we will focus on mosquitoes as they affect the health of people and animals more than any other insect pest, and they are prevalent in urban areas meaning they can affect anyone of us. 

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Common Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Texas 

Mosquito populations exist throughout the state, and unfortunately, our area is no exception. Thankfully, not all species of mosquitoes are disease vectors or carriers; however, carrier species of illnesses like West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya Virus, and Zika Virus are known to live in Texas. 

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West Nile Virus

The carrier of West Nile Virus (WNV) in urban Texas areas is the southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus). Two forms of the virus can affect humans: 

West Nile Fever (WNF): Symptoms include: fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, back pain, muscle aches, decreased appetite, fever, and about 20-50% of patients develop a rash on their arms, chest, and back. 

West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease (WNND): Early symptoms are like those of WNF but don’t include the rash. This type of virus is much more severe because it affects the nervous system and patients can develop encephalitis, meningitis, weakness, or muscle paralysis (commonly on one side of the body), inflammation of the lining of the retina, or a combination of these. This form of the virus requires medical attention as it can be fatal if not treated properly. 

Additional information on West Nile surveillance and a link to current human case counts are available at TxWestNile.org.

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Dengue

Dengue, also known as break-bone fever can be a severe but rarely fatal disease, the more serious manifestations of it are known as dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. It is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and symptoms include:  

  • Sudden onset of high fever 
  • A severe headache 
  • Severe back pain 
  • Severe joint pains 
  • A rash that appears on the third or fourth day of the illness 
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Chikungunya Virus

This virus is transmitted by two types of mosquitoes the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Symptoms include: 

  • Severe fever 
  • Incapacitating arthritic joint pain 

Symptoms typically disappear in 7-10 days, but the pain can linger for years after the infection has cleared. 

Chikungunya Symptoms

Zika Virus

The Zika virus is transmitted to humans mostly by the bite of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes; however, infected humans can spread the disease through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, mother to unborn child, and during birth. 

Not all patients will develop symptoms, those who do are usually mild and include: 

  • Fever 
  • Skin rash 
  • Red eyes or conjunctivitis 
  • Joint pain 

The real danger of contracting the Zika virus is for pregnant women, as it has been linked to cases of microcephaly when contracted during the first trimester of pregnancy. Microcephaly is a medical condition in newborns, that results in an unusually small head because the brain stopped growing or did not develop properly. 

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Stop Mosquitoes in Their Tracks  

The best way to avoid becoming infected by a mosquito-borne disease is to stay clear away from mosquitoes, now, this might be easier said than done as those pesky little flying creatures seem to be everywhere this time of year, but, there are some ways to stop mosquitoes in their tracks. 

  • Wear EPA-approved insect repellent 
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting long sleeve shirts and pants when you are outdoors 
  • Avoid black or dark clothing, strangely enough, it seems mosquitoes love black 
  • Mount screens on all your doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home 
  • Use mosquito nets over cribs to protect babies especially those younger than two months 
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  • Remove any standing water in and around your house 
  • Cover trash cans or containers where water can collect 
  • Avoid foods like avocados, bananas, and dry foods during your cookouts, mosquitoes are attracted to foods that are high in salt and potassium. If you must have guacamole at your backyard party, keep it covered as much as possible. 
  • Turn on the fan, mosquitoes have a low fly range, windy conditions make it difficult for them to navigate so they will shy away from any windy areas. 

Mosquitoes are an annoying reality for us Texans, one we can’t always avoid. If you happen to be one of the unlucky residents who develops a mosquito-borne disease this summer, remember Altus Emergency Centers are amongst the most qualified facilities to treat your symptoms and help you get back to your summer plans. 

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Know Where to Go In the Event of an Emergency

If you are ever in need of quality emergency care, you will not have to wait in line at Altus Emergency Centers. All of our ERs are fully equipped and open 24/7.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.

4th of July Safety Tips – Celebrate Safely!

4th of July Safety Tips
Declare Your Independence from Accidental Injuries

Happy Birthday, America!

On July 4th, 1776, 242 years ago, our founding fathers declared that all men had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At Altus Emergency Centers we want everyone to join in on our nation’s birthday celebration in the safest way possible.

This 4th of July, we urge you to plan your celebration safely, your life and that of your loved ones deserve to be lived to its full potential, but, an accidental injury or illness can destroy your plans for the future in mere seconds.

To help you organize a safe and enjoyable celebration follow these safety tips:

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Summer Food Safety Tips 

Cookouts are a staple of 4th of July celebrations, and we always say the more, the merrier, but one guest you certainly don’t want at your party is salmonella.

 

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is one of the most common bacteria found in improperly cooked foods. Salmonella can quickly grow on foods like eggs, fish, poultry, and other high-protein foods including beans.

Most of the cases of salmonellosis occur during the summer months, a significant number of cases are a result of not refrigerating foods both before cooking and after they are cooked. See the salmonella bacteria can easily grow on any high-protein food that is not stored at the right temperature.

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Symptoms of Salmonellosis

Salmonellosis is not usually not fatal, symptoms will manifest 12-36 hours after eating the contaminated food and include:

  • – A Headache
  • – Nausea and Vomiting
  • – Abdominal Pain
  • – Diarrhea
  • – Fever
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How to Prevent Salmonellosis

Wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling raw foods

Don’t rinse raw poultry meats as you are more likely to spread the germs around the kitchen

Cook Food Properly

Follow this chart to ensure any bacteria is destroyed during cooking:

 

Type of FoodMinimum Temperature
Eggs160°F
Ground Meats160°F
Pultry and fowl165°F
Fresh Meats – Steaks, Chops & Roasts145°F
Fish & Shellfish145°F
Rabbit160°F
Fresh Ham160°F
Reheat Pre-cooked ham140°F

 

* Source: Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Deck Safety Tips 

Decks take center stage during the summer months, but, this outdoor space can take a beating all year-round from sunlight, rain, wind, and other elements that over time can add up to accident-causing damage.

Although fatal deck collapses are rare, deck-related injuries are not. From something as small as a wood splinter to a broken bone from falling off a deck, at Altus Emergency Centers we’ve treated all sorts of outdoor deck-related injuries.

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Deck Safety Tips to ensure the safety of your friends and family this 4th of July.

Take time each year to inspect and maintain your deck space, check for things like:

  • – Missing Lag Screws
  • – Missing Joist Nails
  • – Rotting Posts
  • – Weak Joints
  • – Excessive Wobble
  • – Weak Railings
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Be very careful while grilling on the deck, remember to:

  • – Keep the grill away from any flammable surfaces including wood railings
  • – Never grill under low hanging tree branches
  • – Don’t leave the grill unattended
  • – Don’t use gasoline, lighter fluid, or other flammable substances to light your grill

Fireworks Safety Tips 

We are just going to come out and say it, there is no such thing as a safe firework, even those cute sparklers can cause severe burns, especially in children, after all, they burn at 2000 degrees!

At Altus Emergency Centers every year we treat countless firework-related injuries that include, mild to severe burns, lacerations, and even partial amputations. This 4th of July why not plan to go see a professional firework display rather than having one at home.

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If you live in an area where the selling of fireworks is allowed, and insist on buying some for your home celebration, here is what you can do to prevent any injuries:

  • – Never let your kids play or light fireworks, instead, try giving them glow sticks and bracelets
  • – Create a Safety Zone, keep your kids, pets, and guests at a safe distance from where you are lighting the fireworks, remember not to burn a firework close to trees, shrubs, and other flammable surfaces.
  • – Light the fireworks one at a time and move away from it after it has been ignited.
  • – Keep a garden hose or bucket of water handy, and always douse any duds.
  • – Never throw or point a firework at another person or animal.

Know Where to Go In the Event of an Emergency

Much like our founding fathers thought we should declare independence from the tyrannical government of the British Empire, the staff of Altus Emergency Centers thinks it’s time for you and your family to declare independence from Accidental Injuries and preventable illnesses. We want ya’ll to go out and safely pursue your happiness this 4th of July, and every day after that!

Happy Fourth of July from all of Us!

If you are ever in need of quality emergency care, you will not have to wait in line at Altus Emergency Centers.  All of our ERs are fully equipped and open 24/7.

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Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, 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.

Men’s Health Month – Get Dad Healthy!

It’s Men’s Health Month!

4 Tips to Keep Dad Healthy

Men’s Health Month we celebrate men, so a big shout-out to all the dads, grandpas, hubbies, brothers, and father figures in our lives! Time to get dad healthy and keep him that way!

We all know this month we celebrate Father’s Day, but did you know that June is also Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month?  This is perfect timing to consider that the best father’s day gift is Good Health!

This observance is celebrated to raise men’s health awareness and encourage men of all ages to work together with their families to adopt a better lifestyle that includes exercise and healthy eating habits.

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The most common diseases affect both men and women, however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women on average live five years more than men. While this is not great news for the guys, the male life expectancy gap improved from 1979 when women on average lived 7.8 years longer than men; however, male life expectancy has decreased in the last two years.

Men are now living longer in part because of the efforts to raise awareness about healthcare. Most men don’t like to talk about or acknowledge their health problems, this is mostly due to social stigma; sadly men have been made to feel ashamed for being ill, and it is because of this that most men don’t get regular checkups.

It is essential for both men and women to get regular checkups, as these aid in early detection of the leading causes of death in America, such as:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Cerebrovascular Diseases (Stroke)
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Influenza and Pneumonia
  • Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
  • Hypertension

Men’s Health has come a long way in the last 40 years, we have increased male life expectancy, and improved diagnostic tests, and treatments, but we can do more.

For this reason, the staff of Altus Emergency Centers wants to help dads live longer, healthier lives. We are already committed to saving the lives of those who visit our centers, but, as always prevention is the best medicine, so follow our helpful tips to improve your health and that of the extraordinary men in your life.

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Protect Your Heart

Heart Disease is the number one reason men die in this country, luckily, there are simple ways to strengthen and improve your heart’s function, the most important one is diet.

Improving the way we eat, will help keep our hearts healthy, and you don’t need to give up all your favorite foods, but you should reduce the amount of saturated fat you consume, lower your sodium intake, and add more vegetables, and fruits to your diet. When serving, remember fruits and vegetables should be half of the plate.

You Got to Move it Move it

Most guys think exercise should be intense workouts with heavy weights. We won’t discourage this type of training, but, it is not necessary to be healthier. Just 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise a day is enough to help you live longer and improve your quality of life as you age.

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Be Proactive

Think about how you take care of your car, you know preventive maintenance is essential, that is why you regularly change the oil, you change the brake pads, and rotate the tires, right? So why won’t you do the same for you? Don’t wait until you are feeling sick to visit your doctor, be proactive and take care of yourself; regular medical checkups can catch small problems before they become big ones.

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Talk it Out

Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and just because you are a guy doesn’t mean you have to be tough and brave all the time. Emotional stress hurts our health and can take years off our lives; therefore, it’s not only ok to seek help, but it is also needed. So, talk to your partner, talk to a friend, or find a therapist who can help you deal with emotional issues.

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Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

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, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, 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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