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TMC Medical Minutes: Men's Health

Posted: 05/13/2008 - While the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, it's no secret that men still need to pay more attention to their bodies. Dr. Duke Carlson talks about the main areas men where need to pay attention to live a long, healthy life.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Stroke

Posted: 05/09/2008 - There are approximately 600,000 new cases of stroke each year, with one occurring every minute, on average. Neurologist Dr. Stafford Conway talks about why knowing the signs of a stroke and acting quickly can save your brain.

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TMC Medical Minutes: A career in Nursing

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Nursing is one of the most respected professions and with this week being National Nurses’ Week, we’ve asked nurse Chris Thompson to discuss the roles of nurses today.

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TMC Medical Minutes: 9 Months is Best

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Pregnancy is different for every woman, but for most the growth near those last months becomes more and more uncomfortable causing many women to want to schedule an early delivery. TMC Nurse manager Beva Beagley discussed why waiting that full 9 months is really best for baby.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Feeding Disorders

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Many people believe that eating is completely instinctual and that no matter what happens, a child will eat. But for many parents having a child that refuses to eat food is a problem. Speech language pathologist Angela Taylor discusses the ways she and others work with children who have feeding disorders.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Pregnancies over age 35

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Most women in their mid-30’s and older have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Even so, there are some healthcare questions that may arise for these women. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Dianne Chambers answers some of those.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Skin Infections & Scratching

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Like colds and other illnesses, some skin infections can be passed on to other people. This can be an issue among children, who are more prone to certain types of contagious skin infections. TexomaCare Pediatrician, Dr. Joseph Lipscomb has information about how to keep them from spreading.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Parkinson’s disease

Posted: 04/23/2008 - While several celebrities and former athletes have brought their fight against Parkinson’s disease to the public. But many of us may not understand what this disease is all about. Neurologist Dr. Stafford Conway explains the disease and its effects on those that are diagnosed with it.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Rheumatoid arthritis affects millions of Americans and can vary in severity. Family Medicine physician Dr. Michelle Carr discusses the symptoms and management of RA.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Chronic Pain/Dorsal Column Stimulator Implantation

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Thanks to recent breakthroughs in treating and preventing chronic pain, experts say no one should have to live with excruciating pain. Physiatrist, Dr. Deborah Fisher helps us understand chronic pain and to tell us about a treatment option that is now available

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TMC Medical Minutes: Pesticide Safety

Updated: 04/17/2008 - What’s good for your yard may not be so good for you. TMC Pharmacy Director Richard Austin discusses the dangers of working with pesticides.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Epilepsy

Posted: 04/17/2008 - Around 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year with the majority of those in children under the age of 2 and in adults over age 65. Neurologist Dr. Stafford Conway talks about epilepsy and its effects.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Sensitivity to those with diabetes

Posted: 04/14/2008 - With 20.8 million Americans living with diabetes, the chances that you know someone with the disease are pretty likely. But do you understand their struggles and limitations? Family medicine physician Dr. Duke Carlson has some tips and information you’ll want to know.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 04/11/2008 - Between two and four million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. And sadly, that number is expected to grow to as many as 14 million by the middle of the 21st century as the general population ages. Neurologist Dr. Stafford Conway discusses.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Tendonitis

Posted: 04/10/2008 - Lucky for us, our muscles and tendons all serve a very useful function. But with overuse and age, those tendons can become damaged resulting in pain and swelling known as Tendonitis. Dr. Angela Latham discusses what we can do when tendonitis occurs.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Posted: 04/08/2008 - 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. Dr. Deborah Fisher talks about carpel tunnel syndrome and its effects on our hands.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Neck pain at work

Posted: 04/07/2008 - Is your desk at work causing you neck pain? Occupational Therapist Janis Square has some tips to keep your neck in shape while seated at work.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Adult ADD

Posted: 04/04/2008 - When you hear the term Attention Deficit Disorder, the common response is to think of children, but more and more adults are being diagnosed with ADD. Neurologist Dr. Stafford Conway discusses the condition and its effects on adults.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Spring allergies

Posted: 04/03/2008 - The springtime sneezing season is in full bloom. And with all the heavy winds we’ve had this week, you may be feeling the effects even more. Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. David Sargent joined us to discuss the reason for all the sneezing.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Osteoporisis

Posted: 04/02/2008 - What preventable disease is so common that it causes half of women over age 50 to break a bone? It’s osteoporosis. Physiatrist Dr. Deborah Fisher joined us with information on the disease and a new treatment option.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Warts

Posted: 03/28/2008 - If you’ve ever had a wart you know they can be embarrassing or even hurt when bumped. TexomaCare family medicine specialist Dr. Duke Carlson joined us to talk about what causes these annoyances to pop up and give us the treatment options to rid them.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Male Urological Development

Posted: 03/25/2008 - For most baby boys their development is pretty normal, but for some-30% of those that are born premature-their male reproductive organs are slow to develop and descend the way they should. Urologist Dr. Steve Johnson joined us to discuss this condition.

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TMC Medical Minutes: TV before bedtime

Updated: 03/25/2008 - Just about every parent has done it. It’s just about bedtime and you want your child to wind down, so you put on a video and stick them in front of the TV. A new study shows that you may actually be doing more harm than good. Pediatrician Dr. Ted Hayes joins us with some info.

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TMC Medical Minutes: Strep B

Updated: 03/25/2008 - One in four women carry a certain strain of bacterium that can be harmful to newborns during childbirth. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to protecting these little ones. TMC Labor and Delivery nurse, Carroll Morris joins us with more information.

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