Also called: Broken bone Summary A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse […]

Knee Injuries and Disorders

Summary Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking. Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. […]

Physical Activity for Different Groups

Physical Activity for Different Groups alert icon COVID-19 Physically Inactive People are More Likely to Get Very Sick Obesity and Excess Weight Increase Risk of Severe Illness; Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist Food Assistance and Food Systems Resources Regular physical activity is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health. […]

Broken Bones

en español Fracturas de huesos What Is a Broken Bone? A broken bone, also called a fracture (say: FRAK-shur), is when a break goes through part or all of a bone. How Do Broken Bones Happen? Most broken bones in kids happen from a fall. Kids also can break a bone in an accident or […]

Benefits of Frontline ER Houston

1. Little to No Wait At Frontline ER, we minimize the wait. We average 20 minutes of waiting while you complete your registration, then you are shown to a private room. It’s your emergency and your choice where you are treated. We accept most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, […]

Build A Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

Build A Kit After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Make sure […]

Blood Clotting Disorders

Symptoms and Diagnosis Blood clotting disorders that cause your blood to clot more than normal can be very serious. You may experience different symptoms depending on which part of your body is affected by the blood clot. Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and do tests to find out whether you have a […]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat

Español (Spanish) What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures […]

Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions

Updated July 11, 2022 Post-COVID Conditions Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID. People call post-COVID conditions by many names, including: long COVID, long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection (PASC), long-term […]

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the […]