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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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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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TMC Medical Minutes: Fall Prevention

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Getting ready for your delivery

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sinus Surgery

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Eating Healthy while Dining Out

Updated: 07/28/2008 - Just because you’re on a diet, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a healthy meal while dining out. Registered dietician, Roylyn Selvy has the do and don’ts when it comes to eating out.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Infertility

Updated: 07/28/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Flat Feet

Posted: 06/20/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Lake Safety

Posted: 06/20/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Appendicitis

Posted: 06/20/2008 - 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.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Bulimia

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Today we continue our 2-part series on eating disorders with Pediatrician Dr. Jeanine Hatt.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Anorexia

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Eating disorders affect over eight million people. In fact, 1 out of every 100 young women between the ages of 10 and 20 suffers from an eating disorder. Over the next two days, Pediatrician Dr. Jeannine Hatt talks about the two most common beginning today with anorexia.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Summer Skin Protection

Posted: 06/13/2008 - With the summer sun in full force, what do we need to remember when it comes to protecting our skin? Dermatologist Dr. Priya Zeikus discusses some tips and why it’s important to remember them.

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TMC Medical Minutes: High Blood Pressure

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Statistics say that nearly one of every three American adults has high blood pressure. Unbelievably, many people go years before realizing that they have it. Registered nurse, Karyn Boyd discusses the facts when it comes to hypertension.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Diagnosing and Treating a Hernia

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries done in the U.S. In fact, more than 500,000 people have hernia repairs each year. Surgeon Ikram Kureshi discusses the diagnosis and treatment of a hernia.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Melanoma

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Melanoma is responsible for 6 of every 7 deaths from skin cancer in the United States making it the deadliest form of skin cancer. Dermatologist Dr. Priya Zeikus talks with us again about this form of skin cancer and what we can do to protect ourselves.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Fever

Posted: 06/02/2008 - When you hear of someone having a fever you automatically think the worst. But could having a fever may actually be a good thing. Registered nurse Karyn Boyd has more information.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Online Pharmacies

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Today, more and more people are purchasing their prescription medications off the Internet to try to reduce prescription costs. Could trying to save some money be dangerous to your health? TMC Pharmacy Director Richard Austin has more information.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Kids in Hot Cars

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Last year 3 Texas children died after being left in hot vehicles in which they had been riding, a heartbreaking and senseless statistic. Pediatrician Dr. Lanna McClain has some tips to preventing more of these fatalities.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Motorcycle Safety

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Each year more than 46,000 accidents occur involving motorcyclists. What do those riding motorcycles and those sharing the road with them need to remember to decrease this number? Physician and avid motorcyclist, Dr. Steve Johnson joins discusses the safety measures that can be taken.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Using soaps to kill germs

Posted: 05/21/2008 - To wash or not to wash with antibacterial soap, and what about the waterless products? The average consumer is often confused and undecided on this basic yet important healthcare issue. Nurse Karen McCoy with TMC Infection Control helps you decide which option is best in what situation.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Advanced Care Directives

Posted: 05/20/2008 - If you were involved in a serious accident or had a life-threatening illness would your family know your wishes about your medical care? Nurse Leila Bellows discusses the importance of an advanced care directive to both your family and the healthcare community.

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