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Living Lean: Lunch break lunges

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Lisanne was joined by Cheryl Criss with tips on a favorite family dessert and then Nautilus' Jimmy Rosser shared some exercises you can do on your lunch break. Again, small changes equal big results!

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Salmonella risk prompts pet food recall

Updated: 09/17/2008 - It's happened again. Pet food is being recalled nationwide 18 months after killing several thousand cats and dogs. This time a Pennsylvania plant closed in July after being alerted to a link between its dry food and two cases of people being infected with salmonella. Stores are now pulling the affected brands from their shelves.

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Standing Up to Cancer - Locals Contribute to New Book

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Contemplating Cancer: Stories of life, Love, Laughter and Loss is a new book put together by folks at Austin College incorporating local stories from those who have lived with cancer, either directly or indirectly. It's on sale now, with the proceeds going to help the American Cancer Society.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from dry eyes. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Larry Wood joins us today to discuss why keeping your eyes moist is so important and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms associated with Dry Eye Syndrome.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Calcium & Kids

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Because most kids who are age 8 and older aren't getting enough calcium, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reminding parents to make sure kids get the calcium and physical activity they need to grow strong bones, especially during the teen years, when bone growth peaks. Pediatrician Dr. Lanna McClain joins us to stress the importance of calcium.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Depression & Open Heart Surgery

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Open heart surgery is a major physical procedure, but apparently this is often associated with depression. Psychiatrist Dr. Judy Cook joins us today to discuss this problem and how to deal with it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Cervical Cancer

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Every year, close to 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Jeffrey Hermann joins us to discuss the importance of getting screened.

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TMC Medical Minutes: GI Ulcers

Posted: 09/08/2008 - About 20 million Americans will suffer from an ulcer in their lifetime. And even though most ulcers are no larger than a pencil eraser, they can cause tremendous discomfort and pain. Gastroenterologist, Dr. Richard Saltz joins us to talk about them today.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted: 09/08/2008 - About 2 million Americans develop a condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis. When identified early, it is readily treatable. TMC Hospitalist Dr. Robert Watson talks about DVT.

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Living Lean: Small Changes, Big Results!

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Nicole was joined first by Cheryl Criss with tips on a healthy breakfast and after-school snacks and then by Nautilus' Jimmy Rosser, who shared his '44' workout with us.

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Stand Up To Cancer: Research Technology

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Tonight is the big “Stand up to Cancer” event right here on KXII. During the one-hour special on KXII-TV, folks across the nation will be given the chance to donate the American Cancer Society. KXII is proud to show you how that money will help patients right here in Texoma.

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Ragweed blooms in Texoma

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Ragweed season is one of the most dreaded times of the year for allergy sufferers.

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Stand Up To Cancer: Whitney's Story

Posted: 09/03/2008 - This week the major networks are making history with an effort called “Stand up to Cancer.” We’ve been telling you about it, and KXII is proud to be apart of the history-making event. This topic really hits close to home for our CBS family. One of our former reporters, Whitney Wyatt-Kovar, is struggling with brain cancer.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Keeping Colds Away

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Schools and day care centers are natural breeding grounds for the common cold. Registered Respiratory Therapist Shannon Powell joins us today with some tips on protecting the whole family from the common cold.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Growing Pains

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Is there really such a thing as growing pains? TexomaCare Pediatrician Lanna McClain joins us today to clear things up.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Interstitial Cystitis

Updated: 09/02/2008 - An estimated 1.3 million Americans have a bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis. For those diagnosed with it, the treatment options are encouraging. Joining us to discuss is Urologist Dr. Steve Johnson.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Compulsive Gambling

Posted: 09/02/2008 - About 85 percent of American adults say they have gambled at some point in their lives. And for some people, the urgent need to keep gambling can take a toll on their lives leading to a compulsion. Dr. Duke Carlson has some tips on spotting a compulsive gambler and what can be done to stop the cycle.

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Stand Up To Cancer: Skin Cancer

Posted: 09/02/2008 - One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer this year alone. It is an even scarier fact if you have had five or more sunburns in your life, your risk just doubled. In this morning’s Stand Up To Cancer report, we show you the warning signs and how to prevent skin cancer altogether.

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Flu shots now recommended earlier

Posted: 08/26/2008 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State health officials say Oklahomans need to receive their influenza shots earlier this year, and children need to keep getting the shots into their teens.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Alzheimer’s disease

Posted: 08/25/2008 - For caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease, having a place to turn for support is so important. TMC Chaplain Dianna Niemann-Harris, who is also the Texoma Area Family Services Manager for the local Alzheimer’s Association Chapter, has information on what the group has to offer and to tell us about some upcoming events.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Preparing your child for a new sibling

Posted: 08/25/2008 - For expecting families, the arrival of a newborn takes a lot of preparation. As families make this transition it’s important for parents to remember to prepare older brothers and sisters for the new addition as well. Family medicine physician Dr. Jim Tarpley has some tips.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Adding Whole Grains to our diet

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Research shows that whole grains offer our bodies much needed vitamins, minerals and high levels of antioxidants. But how can you add more to your diet? TMC licensed and registered dietician Roylyn Selvy has some tips.

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Living Lean: Small changes, big results

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Small changes bring big results! You've had all summer to have fun, now it's time to get back into the swing of things. Jimmy Rosser with Nautilus has some great exercises to get us toned for fall. Cheryl Chriss has a healthy chicken salad that's sure to please the entire family.

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