Holiday Decorating Safety

As the days grow shorter and the nights darker, this is a time of year when houses on every block begin to fill with lights, wreaths, and more. As the decorations go up, so too the household risks of injuries […]

All About Antibiotics

This week is National Antibiotic Awareness Week, and Grand Parkway Emergency Center, a division of Oakbend Medical Center, wants to celebrate the importance of these modern medical marvels. Anyone who has had bronchitis or strep throat will be familiar with […]

Home Eye Safety

When it comes to arts and crafts or household chores, we don’t often think about eye injuries. When we are cleaning or fixing things around the house, we usually assume that we are safe, because everyone feels more secure in […]

How to Help Head Injuries

With school sports back in session and holiday decorations just around the corner, some families might notice a rise in household accidents and injuries. Some kids might trip on the field while parents might run the risk of getting hit […]

The Importance of Immunizations

As kids go back to school and a new flu season looms ahead, many parents might be wondering about which vaccines they and their children should get. In recent years, there have been news reports about harsh flu seasons and […]

Why Sports Physicals are Important for Your Kids

As your child starts trying out for school sports, there might be a term coming up that you don’t recognize. Your child’s coach might require them to get something called a PPE (Pre-participation Physical Exam) before they can play. If […]

Managing Migraines

We all know what it is like to have a headache. We all know the familiar pounding in our head caused by allergies, lack of sleep, or a cold. Most times, with a little self-care and some medicine, we’re able […]

How to Spot Drowning

With temperatures rising and summer vacation coming up, children and adults alike will want to head into the water. Whether it is to cool off or to have fun under the sun, swimming and other water-related activities can be a […]

Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

This week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, so we here at Grand Parkway Emergency Center wanted to show our appreciation to some of the dedicated, highly-skilled medical laboratory professionals who work in our facility. Medical laboratory professionals are the technicians […]

Do You Have an Insect Allergy?

As spring arrives, so do the bugs. We’re all swatting at mosquitoes in the evenings and avoiding honeybees that we see gathering around flowerbeds. But what if you have a severe bug allergy and don’t know it? Let’s discuss these […]