Posted: 11:01 AM Dr. DeAnn Strobel sat down this morning with Lisanne and Nicole to discuss the big "M." Menopause--what the change means for you and your family. From hot flashes to mood swings it seems like a never ending battle. Dr. Strobel discusses treatments and suggestions for the big change.
Posted: 9:33 AM Dr. DeAnn Strobel was in our studios again this morning for a candid discussion on heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in America. For men, the statistics are just as startling. Dr. Strobel discusses the warning signs and how you can prevent a heart attack.
Posted: 10:56 AM WASHINGTON - Federal drug safety officials have imposed the government's most urgent warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics, citing risks that they can cause tendon ruptures, a serious injury that leaves some patients incapacitated.
Posted: 9:43 AM Dr. DeAnn Strobel stopped by our studios for a candid discussion on migraines. What triggers a migraine? What treatments are available for this debilitating type of headache. Is a migraine more common in men or women?
Updated: 2:16 PM Ending the Fourth of July holiday with a fireworks display is a tradition for many. But there are safety tips you need to remember so that this fun doesn’t land you in the emergency room. TMC Trauma Coordinator Sharon Alexander joins us today to discuss how to safely celebrate Independence Day.
Updated: 2:13 PM There are plenty of nutrition plan options in the market today. Plans such as Atkins, the Zone, Weight Watchers and LA Weight Loss all claim that they will assist you in achieving your health & fitness goals, but how does the average consumer determine what is the right way for them? Sodexo Dietitian Kyle Rose of Texoma Medical Center helps clear the confusion so that you’re on your way to meeting your goals.
Updated: 2:13 PM With the warm weather often comes the desire to become more physically active. But how can you protect yourself from strains and sprains? Family Medicine Physician Dr. Michelle Carr has some tips.
Updated: 2:12 PM In the elderly, falling can mean more than just a broken bone. Sadly, it can also be an underlying cause of death. A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control even takes a look at how brain injuries from falls factor into deaths in the elderly each year. Physical Therapist James Pierce discussed why it’s so important to take steps to prevent the elderly from falling.
Posted: 10:40 AM Nearly one in approximately 3,000 children are born with a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis. This disorder is known for causing tumors, possibly even deformities, cancer, vision loss and many other challenges.
Updated: 2:09 PM Having a new baby is a time of excitement for most families, but getting ready for that special day does take some preparation. TMC Labor and Delivery Nurse, Natalie Hill has reminders on how to prepare for your hospital visit.
Updated: 2:09 PM For many, having to have surgery is a last option, but for those who have suffered for years with chronic sinus infections, sinus surgery may be well worth it. Ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Peter Selz discusses when you might want to consider taking that step.
Updated: 2:26 PM When a couple reaches the time in their relationship when they want to start a family, it can be devastating to find out that one of them may not be able to contribute to conception. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Dianne Chambers discusses the options available to couples in this situation.
Updated: 3:49 PM DENISON, TX -- Thousands of Texomans may now have to leave the area for medical care covered by their insurance. Years of failed negotiations have led a local physicians' group to drop one insurance company's contract. Emi FitzGerald has the details.
Posted: 4:46 PM How much does the arch in your foot really contribute to your overall foot health? Podiatrist, Dr. Matthew Jackman joins us today to discuss a condition commonly referred to as flat feet and why not treating this condition could set you up for foot pain in the future.
Posted: 4:43 PM Area lakes are full of people enjoying the warm weather and fun on the water. Joining us today to discuss what we can do to keep safe out on the lake is TMC Emergency Department nurse Angie Wright.
Posted: 4:39 PM When it comes to several abdominal pains, you might not want to just write it off as something you ate. Surgeon Dr. Ikram Kureshi joins us today to discuss one of the more mysterious parts of our anatomy—our appendix-- and what happens if it becomes infected or inflamed.
Updated: 5:33 PM The Texoma Regional Blood Center is beyond critical right now in need of blood donors. They are completely out of A- and O- blood types. The Blood Center assists 5 hospitals and right now they have no A- or O- to give.
Posted: 3:39 PM Since 1997, TMC physicians have been presenting the Tar Wars program to students in local schools. Fifth graders in the Denison Independent School District participated in the anti-tobacco education program again this year.
Study: Wiser medication use could cut health costs TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause complications and longer, more-expensive treatments, researchers conclude.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar — but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
Exclusive: Forest mulls bid for Irish drugmaker Elan - sources By Jessica Toonkel and Soyoung Kim NEW YORK (Reuters) - Forest Laboratories Inc, the specialty drugmaker that counts investor Carl Icahn as a major shareholder, is among a handful of companies interested in bidding for Irish drugmaker Elan Corp Plc, two people familiar with the situation said. Elan, which has a market capitalization of nearly $7 billion, put itself up for sale last week in an effort to fend off a hostile offer from U.S. investment firm Royalty Pharma. Forest is among several mid-sized drugmakers considering an offer for Elan, the people said on Wednesday. ...