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TMC Medical Minutes: Pancreatitis

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Each year an estimated 80,000 people will suffer from a form of pancreatitis. Internal medicine physician Dr. Marilyn Landrum joins us today to discuss the purpose of this gland and the causes for pancreatitis.

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Safe Family: Baby formula warning

Posted: 12/02/2008 - In today's Safe Family report, a warning to all parents after traces of melamine, a toxic chemical, is found in baby formula.

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Living Lean After Thanksgiving

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Fitness expert Jimmy Rosser from Nautilus Sport & Fitness was in studio to show you how pop squats can jump start shedding those Thanksgiving pounds, and nutritionist Tori Park shows you how to turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a healthy salad.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Effects of second hand smoke on children

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths occur in nonsmokers each year. TexomaCare Pediatrician, Dr. Lanna McClain joins us to discuss the effect that second hand smoke can have on children.

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TMC Medical Minutres: Bladder Trauma

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Fortunately traumatic injury to the bladder is uncommon, but if you or someone you know experiences it, how will it be treated? Urologist Dr. Steve Johnson joins us today to discuss the facts associated with bladder trauma.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Toxemia

Posted: 11/25/2008 - High blood pressure is a serious condition demanding treatment and vigilance whenever it’s discovered. But when it occurs during pregnancy, it is especially dangerous. It is estimated that seven out of every 100 pregnant women develop high blood pressure—better known as toxemia—during pregnancy. Dr. Kinion Whittington joins us today to discuss toxemia and its dangers

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TMC Medical Minutes: Flu Season

Posted: 11/25/2008 - November through March is typically flu season. As we head into this vulnerable time of year, what can we do to arm ourselves against this dreaded illness? TMC Home Health Nurse Karen Brown joins us with some tips.

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TMC goes smoke free

Updated: 11/20/2008 - DENISON, TX ― Thursday was the Great American Smoke Out. Texoma Medical Center, along with other hospitals nationwide, is going smoke free and encouraging people to kick the habit.

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Oklahoma fights childhood obesity

Posted: 11/19/2008 - ARDMORE, OK ― As childhood obesity numbers continue to rise across the country, Oklahoma Legislators are addressing the problem at home. Daniel Armbruster has more.

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New procedure to relieve lower back pain

Posted: 11/18/2008 - SHREVEPORT, LA ― Lower back pain could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new procedure that promises relief. The Louisiana Spine Institute in Shreveport hopes the Dascor Arthroplasty System will help millions of people who suffer from degenerative disc disease.

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TMC Medical Minutes: “Rescue” Inhalers

Posted: 11/17/2008 - An estimated 40 million people with respiratory disorders rely on lifesaving asthma medication commonly referred to as rescue inhalers. But changes to the types of inhalers that will be available in the future is changing soon. Registered Respiratory Therapist Shannon Powell joins us today to discuss what to expect starting next year.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Prematurity

Posted: 11/17/2008 - A normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, but some babies are born earlier. This premature birth may or may not be cause for concern. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Kinion Whittington joins us today to discuss what families can expect with the premature delivery of an infant.

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TMC Medical Minutes: A Parent’s Role in Preventing Medical Errors

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the US, but these errors don’t just affect adults. Dr. Lanna McClain joins us today with information on how parents can lead a more active role in preventing medical error in their children.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Alzheimer’s vs. “Normal” memory loss

Posted: 11/17/2008 - Many older adults complain about memory loss and think it is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease. But this may not always be the case. TMC Chaplain Dianna Niemann-Harris, who is also the Texoma Area Family Services Manager for the local Alzheimer’s Association Chapter, joins us today with info on the differences between Alzheimer’s and normal age-related memory loss.

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Mylicon infant drops recalled

Updated: 11/14/2008 - Johnson & Johnson and Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Company are recalling about 12,000 units of infants’ Mylicon gas relief dye free drops.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Heart Disease & Diabetes

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in those with diabetes. Joining us to discuss strategies that can limit heart disease in those with diabetes is Endocrinologist Dr. Larry Whitfield.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Motion Sickness in kids

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Nothing can ruin a trip in the car like a case of motion sickness and when it happens to our kids, it seems even more unfair! Dr. Lanna McClain joins us today with tips on preventing this condition.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Retinal Detachment

Updated: 11/07/2008 - If you suddenly begin to notice spots, floaters and flashes of light in your sight, you may be experiencing the warning signs of retinal etachment, a serious sight-threatening condition. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Larry Wood joins us to give more information on why this condition may occur and who may be at risk.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Pre-Diabetes

Updated: 11/07/2008 - At least 54 million people in the United States have a condition called pre-diabetes. Endocrinologist Bryan Kahl joins us today to talk about what this diagnosis means and why it’s so important to take steps to reverse it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: What is CABG?

Updated: 11/07/2008 - You may have heard the term “cabbage” when it comes to heart surgery and weren’t sure exactly what that meant. TMC Cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vicky Chappell joins us today to discuss this common type of procedure.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Domestic Violence

Posted: 11/07/2008 - An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault in the US each year. Family medicine physician, Dr. Angela Latham joins us oday to discuss how to spot the signs of domestic violence and what we can do to encourage women to report these abuses.

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Possible new treatment for Alzheimer's

Updated: 10/30/2008 - BOSTON, Mass. -- Five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and that number is expected to grow. There's been a huge push to develop a drug tat can slow down the disease, and now researchers near Boston believe they've found an answer.

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TMC Medical Minutes: HealthCare Quality

Posted: 10/27/2008 - We all expect quality and safe healthcare, but as patients, what can we do to help ensure this quality? Joining us today is TMC President nd CEO Dr. Mackey Watkins to discuss ways that each and every one of us can get involved.

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