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TMC Medical Minutes: Good vs. Bad Fats

Posted: 08/12/2008 - As surprising as it may sound, you actually need a certain about of fat to maintain a healthy diet. Registered dietician Amanda Duncan helps sort through what fatty foods are ok and which foods to avoid.

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Healthbeat: Diabetes in Kids

Updated: 07/29/2008 - It's difficult to imagine the prospect of twenty-somethings who require dialysis, heart complications or even stroke, or facing blindness. But it may be a frightening reality in coming years according to University of Oklahoma researchers. They have discovered diabetes is not the only "adult" disease they are finding in children enrolled in a landmark pediatric diabetes study. And as the study finds, the future for these youngsters may be bleak without the appropriate intervention.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Posted: 07/28/2008 - No matter what your age or occupation your hands are always working. Since our hands are so important, any pain we feel in them can be a cause of concern. Occupational Therapist Janis Square discusses carpel tunnel syndrome and its effects on our day-to-day activities.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Rabies

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Rabies, a virus that attacks the brain and nervous system can be a serious and even fatal health condition if it’s not treated in children and adults. TexomaCare Pediatrician, Dr. Ted Hayes has some information on rabies and how it’s treated.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sports Physicals

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Participating in a sport can enhance your child’s fitness and coordination, increase self-esteem and provide a positive social experience. But you also want to make sure that your child is healthy enough to participate. Dr. Jim Tarpley discusses the importance of pre-sports physicals.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading known cause of mental retardation and birth defects today. But can having just one drink during pregnancy really cause permanent damage to your child? TMC labor & delivery nurse Carroll Morris has the facts related to this.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Scoliosis

Updated: 07/28/2008 - During your child’s back-to-school physical the doctor will probably do a check for scoliosis. Pediatrician Dr. Timothy Brumit tells us why doing this examination is so important to your child’s good health.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Skin Cancers of the Face

Updated: 07/28/2008 - While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent appear on the face, head, or neck, where they can be disfiguring as well as dangerous. Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Dr. Hunter Richmond discusses the warning signs that you need to look out for.

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TMC Medical Minutes: PSA test

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Most experts agree that healthy men over the age of 50 should consider being screened for prostate cancer. Urologist Dr. Steve Johnson discusses the test that is used to screen for such cancer.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Summertime Traveling with the Kids

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Whether it’s a car ride to the beach or a plane trip to the mountains, vacationing with the kids during the summer can mean a lot of family fun, but also takes some planned preparation. Pediatrician, Dr. Joseph Lipscomb discusses some tips to make summertime travel successful.

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Sen. Jay Paul Gumm on Nick's Law

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Senator Jay Paul Gumm (D-OK) talks with Nicole about "Nick's Law", a measure that would require health insurance policies cover diagnosis and treatment for autistic children.

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Marriage 101: Infidelity

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Licensed counselor Barbara Roland joined Lisanne this morning to continue talking about infidelity.

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Lean Pocket Recall

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling nearly 200,000 pounds of frozen Lean Pockets spinach artichoke chicken sandwiches.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sleep Apnea

Updated: 07/28/2008 - According to the National Institutes of Health, more than twelve million Americans suffer from the respiratory disorder known as sleep apnea. Certified Respiratory Therapist Shannon Powell discusses more about this disorder and how it can be treated.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Deviated Septum

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Could the shape of your nose be the cause of your chronic nasal congestion? Ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Peter Selz discusses a condition known as a deviated septum.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Salmonella Food Poisoning

Updated: 07/28/2008 - According to the CDC, Salmonella outbreaks have been linked to tomatoes, cantaloupe, and even puffed rice cereal in 2008. But if you or someone you know was infected with salmonella, would you recognize the symptoms? Donna Glenn with TMC’s Infection Control department has the facts related to salmonella.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Riding your bike to work!

Updated: 07/28/2008 - With gas prices continuing to sky rocket, many people are trying to figure out ways to cut back. One option might be to ride your bike to work. TMC nurse Christine Hogan talks about how this option could help you save money and be good for your body all at the same time.

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Candid Discussion: Dr. Strobel answers your questions

Posted: 07/11/2008 - We've heard from Dr. Strobel all week. Now it's time to hear from our viewers. Nicole and Lisanne ask the questions you've sent in this week on topics rangings from migraines, heart disease, even menopause.

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Candid Discussion: Menopause

Posted: 07/10/2008 - 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.

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Candid Discussion: Heart Disease

Posted: 07/09/2008 - 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.

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FDA calls for urgent warning on tendon risks

Posted: 07/08/2008 - 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.

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Candid Discussion: Migraines

Posted: 07/08/2008 - 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?

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TMC Medical Minutes: Fireworks Safety

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: 10 Habits of a Sound Nutrition Program

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sprains & strains

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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