Snowman helping push hurt Santa in wheelchair

Ho ho ho — oh, no!

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  trauma

It seemed like a pretty good idea at the time, climbing your 12-foot extension ladder to hang the lights along the eaves of the house. Until you landed after free-falling all the way back down. “The holidays are especially tough times for falls from ladders,” said Dr. Bruce Adams, chair of emergency medicine at University Hospital and UT Health San Antonio. “Us men, we want to get up there hang the lights, get up on the roof, put Santa and the reindeer on the roof — and we fall.” Dr. Adams, speaking to KENS5 reporter Jeremy Baker, said ladders are …Read More >

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Cold, flu or allergies?

Categories: Emergency care  /  Flu  /  Infections  /  News

SOMETHING is making you sick. And unfortunately, this time of year, it could be any number of things. While you may be miserable regardless of the cause, identifying the problem could make a difference as to how to treat it and feel better sooner. Influenza is the most serious of the cold-weather bugs, mainly because its complications put a lot of people in the hospital. And flu season is well underway in San Antonio. Our University Health System labs are seeing a lot of the A/H3N2 strain — which is the predominant strain this year. Although there’s been concern that …Read More >

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Sad woman

Beating back the blues

Categories: News  /  Wellness

The holidays can be stressful. Shopping, social events, debt, and other pressures can lead to anxiety. Missing loved ones and stewing about past events can also contribute. This change from your everyday routine can cause you to neglect good nutrition. And you are more likely to skip exercise. Together, these factors can lead to holiday blues. During the holidays, you may feel lonely, sad, angry, and have poor sleep. Even if you’re not prone to depression, you may have other symptoms, such as headaches, tension, and fatigue. It’s also easy to eat and drink too much. It’s also common to …Read More >

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Boy eating turkey leg

Talking turkey

Categories: News

If you’re feeling a bit uneasy about cooking for Thanksgiving, we understand. It’s a lot of pressure. How do you cook it? How do you serve it? How do you accommodate family and friends who are watching their waistlines? Tip No. 1: If you don’t need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead. If you start with a fresh turkey breast, you don’t have to worry about thawing it in time to cook for dinner. It will probably come with directions and a pop-up timer, but here are the basics: A 5-pound …Read More >

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Learning to walk again

Categories: News  /  rehabilitation  /  Technology  /  trauma

For those who’ve found it hard to walk after an injury or a stroke, technology can help them relearn how to walk. The Ekso exoskeleton is a kind of wearable robot that allows patients to stand and walk. Sensors in the device control its movements as the patient shifts weight. “It’s kind of a training tool to help the patient figure out how to weight shift so that they can get back to the normal pattern of walking,” said Gabrielle Canales, a physical therapist at University Health System’s Reeves Rehabilitation Center, where the device is used. Ms. Canales has been …Read More >

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