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TMC secured against child abductions

Posted: 01/19/2010 - Denison, TX--It's an unthinkable crime that's grown over the past few years; Abduction of infants from the hospitals in which they were born. Now, in an effort to prevent this from happening in Texoma, the new TMC is updating its security measures. Daniel Armbruster reports.

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TMC using new technology to find kidney stones, tumors

Posted: 10/15/2009 - DENISON, TX -- Texoma Medical Center's Urology Department is using new digital technology for endoscopy procedures. It's a new, tiny digital camera that is much smaller than traditional scopes that makes finding kidney stones and tumors much easier.

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TMC Recognized for High Quality of Care

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Texoma Medical Center has received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Achievement Award from TMF® Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas.

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Reba in Texoma

Updated: 05/23/2009 - DENISON TX --Country music legend Reba McEntire was in town to give back to the community that helped raise her. Today was the groundbreaking for the new Reba ranch house.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Holiday Eating/Sleepiness

Posted: 12/02/2008 - After indulging in a big holiday meal, what a lot of us want to do is take a good nap. Why is this? Wayne Conn from the TMC Sleep Lab is here to shed some light on this subject.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Making sense of the chemical BPA

Posted: 12/02/2008 - You may be scratching your head about the highly controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and for very good reason. A lot of this year's news about BPA has been just as conflicting as it is alarming. Dr. Lanna McClain joins us today to sort out the latest findings.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Arthritis pain

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Many people with arthritis find that their illness flares up during and after the holidays. Occupational Therapist Janis Square joins us to discuss why this tends to happen.

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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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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

Posted: 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 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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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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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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