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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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TMC Medical Minutes: Prostatitis

Posted: 10/22/2008 - One of the most common urological conditions in men of all ages is prostatitis. Urologist Dr. Steve Johnson joins us today to discuss the symptoms and treatment options for it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Posted: 10/22/2008 - One in every 10 American women is affected by a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, the leading cause of infertility. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Jeffrey Herman joins us today to discuss this condition and how treating it early can reduce the chances of other health problems.

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TMC Medical MInutes: Better Hearing and Speech Month (Swallowing Disorders)

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Approximately 10 million Americans are evaluated each year for swallowing difficulties; difficulties that can negatively impact quality of life. TMC Speech-Language Pathologist Terry Taylor joins us today to discuss causes, ways we can spot the signs and what treatment is currently available.

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TMC Medical Minutes: SIDS

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the leading cause of death among infants who are 1 month to 1 year old, claiming about 2,500 infants each year in the United States. While the cause remains unknown despite years of research, Pediatrician Dr. Joseph Lipscomb joins us today to discuss steps you can take to reduce it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Hypothyroidism

Posted: 10/22/2008 - About 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of thyroid disease. But where is our thyroid and what trouble can a dysfunctional thyroid cause? Joining us with information on this important gland is Endocrinologist Dr. Bryan Kahl.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Psychiatric Medications in the Elderly

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Medications have had a remarkable impact in helping to manage many diseases and certainly those for mental issues; often keeping patients out of the hospital, but sometimes “too much of a good thing” can actually backfire. Psychiatrist Dr. Judy Cook joins us today to discuss this problem.

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TMC facilities to become tobacco-free effective November 20

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A countdown to better health is on at Texoma Medical Center. Beginning November 20, 2008, TMC will not permit the use of any type of tobacco product in its buildings, on its grounds, or in privately-owned vehicles on its property

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Living Lean (October 20, 2008)

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Lisanne was joined by registered dietitian Tori Park, who showed us how to make homemade protein bars, and Jimmy Rosser from Nautilus Sport & Fitness showed us his "double squat" exercise.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Better Hearing and Speech Month (Swallowing Disorders)

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Approximately 10 million Americans are evaluated each year for swallowing difficulties; difficulties that can negatively impact quality of life. TMC Speech-Language Pathologist Terry Taylor joins us today to discuss causes, ways we can spot the signs and what treatment is currently available.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Airbags & Kids

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A car with an air bag is definitely considered safer than a car without one. But for children under the age 12, air bags can be dangerous. TMC trauma coordinator, Sharon Alexander joins us today to explain why.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Flu Shots

Posted: 10/10/2008 - It’s hard to believe but we are already coming up on flu season. TMC Employee Health Nurse, Marcy McIntire joins us today with information on when and why we don’t want to miss out on getting our flu shot this year.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Often called "pink eye”, conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in both children and adults. Pediatrician, Dr. Shannon Hayes joins us today to discuss the signs and symptoms.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Hospice Care

Posted: 10/07/2008 - For families and caregivers of those with a terminal illness, providing that loved one with comfort and quality-of-life when a quantity of life can’t be increased is so important. TexomaCare- physician, Dr. Duke Carlson joins us to discuss the care that is provided by hospice services.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Does a toenail infection make you feel self-conscious about putting on open toed shoes or going barefoot? You’re not alone. Fungal toenail infections affect at least 2.5 million people annually. Podiatrist, Dr. Matthew Jackman joins us today to discuss a new treatment option using laser technology.

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Living Lean: Work out at work

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Jimmy Rosser from Nautilus stopped by this morning with workouts you can do at work.

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TMC Medical MInutes: IUD

Posted: 09/29/2008 - With so many birth control options available today, how do women know which method is the best choice for them? Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Kinion Whittington joins us today to discuss one of the more popular options right now, the estrogen –free IUD.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sick kids: Stay at home or back to school?

Updated: 09/29/2008 - For parents of school age children, sneezes and sniffles are pretty common. But how do you know when you need to send your child to school and when they need to stay at home and rest. Pediatrician Dr. Lanna McClain joins us with a guide.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Endometriosis

Updated: 09/29/2008 - A condition called Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of pelvic pain in women. Obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Kinion Whittington joins us today with information on the symptoms and treatment options.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Hair Loss

Updated: 09/22/2008 - Losing hair is a natural, daily occurrence for all of us, but could excessive hair loss be a sign of something more serious. TexomaCare Family Medicine physician Dr. Michelle Carr joins us with some answers.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Over 40 million Americans will suffer from some form of anxiety this year. And some will suffer from its worst form, the panic attack. Psychiatrist Dr. Judy Cook joins us today to discuss how to spot and treat these disorders.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Signs you may be in labor

Posted: 09/22/2008 - After nearly 9 months of pregnancy, it’s understandable that a woman would be anxious for the big moment to arrive. But how can you know that you’re really in labor? TMC Labor and Delivery nurse, Carroll Morris joins us to discuss how you can be sure.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sling Treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Updated: 09/22/2008 - While urinary incontinence may not be painful or life threatening for women, it can certainly be more than just an annoyance and can dramatically affect the quality of life. Urologist, Dr. Steve Johnson joins us today with information on a new procedure that aims to correct the issues involved with stress urinary incontinence.

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