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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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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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TMC Medical Minutes: Post-partum vs. the Baby Blues

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The birth of a baby can trigger many powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. TexomaCare Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Timothy Parker talks about a new mom’s emotional health.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Getting older

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Aging is inevitable, but there are some changes in our healthcare that shouldn’t be ignored. Internal medicine physician Dr. Marilyn Landrum sorts through some changes that shouldn’t necessarily be considered normal as we get older.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Metatarsalgia

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The area we commonly refer to as the “ball” of our foot can sure take a lot of stress, but when that area gets too much pressure, it can result in a condition called Metatarsalgia. Podiatrist Dr. Matthew Jackman discusses how to avoid the pain that can be put on this area.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Metatarsalgia

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The area we commonly refer to as the “ball” of our foot can sure take a lot of stress, but when that area gets too much pressure, it can result in a condition called Metatarsalgia. Podiatrist Dr. Matthew Jackman discusses how to avoid the pain that can be put on this area.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Obesity in kids

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. In fact, if you combine the percent of kids who are overweight with the percent of kids who are at risk of becoming overweight, about one out of three children are affected. Family medicine physician Dr. Jim Tarpley has information that parents need to be aware of.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Are you one of the growing number of Americans that have an overpowering urge to move their legs, especially when you’re resting or sleeping? You may be experiencing Restless Leg Syndrome. Vein specialist, Dr. Clint Hayes discusses the condition and what can be done to treat it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Heat Emergencies

Posted: 08/12/2008 - When it comes to the hot summer sun, heat emergencies shouldn’t be taken lightly. Knowing how to spot the signs of a heat-related illness is key. Dr. Duke Carlson has tips on how to recognize those signs.

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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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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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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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