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5 Ways to Prevent a Return Trip to the Hospital

5 Ways to Prevent a Return Trip to the Hospital

Having to stay in the hospital is probably not your idea of a good time. And when you're discharged, chances are you don't want to return. It's nice to have skilled, compassionate care you can depend on when you need …

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Q&A: Living with a Pacemaker

Q&A: Living with a Pacemaker

Here's everything you need to know about this life-saving device. Imagine a defibrillator restarting a heart. A pacemaker, in a way, does the same trick – just on a smaller scale. Pacemakers are commonly used as a treatment for reoccurring …

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Panic Disorders: What You Should Know

Panic Disorders: What You Should Know

Have you experienced a panic attack? Aditya Sharma, MD, shares symptoms of a possible disorder, and how to seek treatment. Aditya Sharma, MD, offers advice for those who suffer from panic attacks, and what to do next. What is a …

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What to Know about Medicine Interactions

What to Know about Medicine Interactions

A bad combination can lead to a medicine making you sick instead of better. According to the Food and Drug Administration, almost 40 percent of the U.S. population takes four or more prescriptions. Medications, for all intents and purposes, are …

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A-fib Q&A with Medical Center of McKinney Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dale Yoo, MD

A-fib Q&A with Medical Center of McKinney Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dale Yoo, MD

Medical Center of McKinney Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dale Yoo, MD, Answers Questions on Atrial Fibrillation Q: What is A-fib? A: Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib for short, is the most common irregular heart rhythm that originates in the atrium, or top chamber …

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What is the Texas Ten Step Program?

What is the Texas Ten Step Program?

Attention new mothers and mothers-to-be! Did you know that the Medical Center of McKinney is designated as a Texas Ten Step facility? This elite program recognizes outstanding breastfeeding education and training for all facility staff, and requires specific steps to …

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Eating for Two: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Eating for Two: Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Getting adequate nutrition during pregnancy is important for mom and baby. A pregnant woman should get about 300 more calories per day than pre-pregnancy, and there are some other things she should take into consideration as well. Here are some …

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Posture: Why it Matters and Tips to Improve Yours

Posture: Why it Matters and Tips to Improve Yours

Your posture, the position in which you hold your body upright, can speak volumes without saying a word. Good posture can make a person look tall, slim, and confident while poor posture can make a person look short, heavy, and …

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Managing Pain After Joint Replacement

Managing Pain After Joint Replacement

After joint-replacement surgery, patients often suffer pain and discomfort. Managing this pain is key to recovery, and resuming regular day-to-day activities in a timely fashion. ¬†According to Orthogate.org, patients can take several steps to manage their pain after joint-replacement surgery: …

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Cancer & Depression

Cancer & Depression

When patients receive a cancer diagnosis, depression sometimes follows. According to the National Cancer Institute, depression, sadness and grief are often experienced by patients and are a normal reaction to the crisis of a cancer diagnosis. ¬† Depression Symptoms Major …

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