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When Is Chest Pain Dangerous?

Introduction Chest pain is an extremely common presenting complain in virtually all healthcare settings and can be caused by a wide range of conditions which range from musculoskeletal disorders to potentially life-threatening issues like ischemic heart disease. Chest pain comprises approximately 5-10% of all emergency department visits. In this article, we will be reviewing the […]

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Out Of Breath – When To Seek Help

Introduction Shortness of breath or dyspnea is a common symptom that affects almost 25% of patients who present to the emergency department. It can arise from a bevy of conditions and is occasionally a manifestation of a serious underlying disease. Some of these underlying conditions are life-threatening, which warrants a prompt evaluation and targeted diagnostic […]

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What In the Blazes?

Introduction The stubborn blaze at International Terminals Co. (ITC) in Deer Park has been raging for the past 4 days, as health concerns emerge from anxious Houston-area residents in the vicinity. Plumes of dark fire smoke have been sighted emerging from the chemical tanks which have been engulfed by the blaze. While the skies have […]