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What Are the Types of Imaging Tests?

What Are the Types of Imaging Tests?

Have you ever wondered why there are different types of imaging tests? If your doctor has ordered a medical imaging exam for you, you might have questions about the type of scan or test you will be receiving. There are many ways doctors use imaging to diagnose or monitor a medical condition. Different types of imaging are used for different conditions and depends on your symptoms. Imaging scans are safe and carry minimal risks, but at Townsen Memorial we want you to know what to expect so that you feel prepared...

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BE FAST to Identify a Stroke and Save a Life

BE FAST to Identify a Stroke and Save a Life

What is a stroke?  Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so the brain cells die.  There are 3 types of strokes:  Ischemic Stroke:  Most strokes are ischemic strokes. They make up about 87% of all strokes each year in America. Ischemic strokes happen when the blood flow through the...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is important to remain educated, find resources, and make sure all those around us are aware of their risk too. Diabetes is a complex health condition that affects millions of people in America. Without proper management it can lead to serious complications.  What is Diabetes? Nearly half of all-American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet don’t understand the serious life-long burden of this illness or the 24/7 work it takes to effectively manage. According...

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Breast Cancer and Early Detection

Breast Cancer and Early Detection

As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While participating in charity runs and wearing pink are great ways to raise funds and awareness, knowing the early warning signs of breast cancer can help you detect the disease early. Whether it’s yearly screenings or monthly self-checks, familiarizing yourself with the early signs of breast cancer can save your life.  Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer Many patients report only noticing one or two symptoms at first. If you notice something is...

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Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Keeping Your Children Safe During Back to School

Back to school looks different this year for everyone–parents, kids, teachers and school staff alike. Whether you’re homeschooling, virtually learning, or sending your child back to school in-person, one thing that’s likely on your mind is how to make sure they’re safe. While there isn’t one sure-fire solution to protecting your child from COVID-19, there are many things you can do, and that you can teach your son or daughter to do, to help protect them.  Physical Distancing School provides tremendous social...

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4TH OF JULY SAFETY – BOATS & FIREWORKS

4TH OF JULY SAFETY – BOATS & FIREWORKS

Summer is all about spending time in the sun, being on the water and seeing friends and family. From celebrating on the 4th of July to Friday night barbecues, there’s no shortage of good times. However, along with the games and relaxation, safety can sometimes be overlooked. It is important to always be aware of the risk that comes along with long days in the sun, boat rides and fireworks. Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to make sure your summer is smooth sailing.  BOAT SAFETYWhile spending the day...

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Heat-Related Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

Heat-Related Illnesses and How to Avoid Them

Summer temperatures are heating up, and while most enjoy the days at the beach and spending time in the great outdoors, the sun can actually be dangerous if you aren’t prepared. According to the CDC, heat stroke is responsible for the death of over 600 Americans each year. Fortunately, there are warning signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke that you can look out for.  Who’s Most At Risk?  While spending time outdoors in hotter weather, those most at risk for a heat-related...

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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

A coronavirus is a type of virus with many different strains that may or may not cause disease. However, last year’s outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, now referred to as SARS-CoV-2, has caused an outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19. While a disease outbreak such as this can be frightening, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. How is COVID-19 Spread?  Currently, the spread of this coronavirus is being studied and monitored closely by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World...

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Common Hand Surgeries and How to Prevent Them

Common Hand Surgeries and How to Prevent Them

If you’re like most people, you use your hands all of the time. In fact, your hands and wrists are probably one of the most used parts of your body. From cleaning and cooking, to writing and typing, to making music and art, to driving a car, we use our hands when we do almost anything. With all of the extra use your hands and wrists see, they are susceptible to all kinds of joint and muscle problems. When that happens, it can be quite debilitating, and can hinder your ability to do a myriad of things important to...

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Now Open in Houston and Humble

Townsen Memorial Clinics Now Open in Houston and Humble Townsen Memorial Hospital Celebrates the Opening of Two Clinic Locations in Humble and Houston’s Bellaire Neighborhood Houston, TX, November, 2019—Townsen Memorial Hospital, located just off of FM 1960 and I-69 in Humble at 1475 FM 1960 Bypass RD. E, celebrated the opening of two clinic locations in early September. The clinics provide area patients with access to a variety of services, including bariatrics, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine,...

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