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What to Know about Venomous Snake Bites

What to Know about Venomous Snake Bites

Nearly 7,000 people are bitten by snakes each year in the U.S., and about one out of every 500 results in death. According to Sean Floyd, RN and Trauma Services Manager here at the Medical Center of McKinney, we’ve treated …

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Leaving Kids Alone at Home over the Summer

Leaving Kids Alone at Home over the Summer

Eventually, all parents must make the decision to leave their children home alone. Not only is it important to make sure your children are mature enough to handle staying home alone, but you must also prepare them to face challenges …

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Nutrition for Children

Nutrition for Children

To kids, healthy eating conjures pictures of strange green food, tofu, and dry bran. It doesn’t have to be that way. Providing the proper nutrition for your child can be fun and easy. Try these tips to promote healthy eating. …

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Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 3)

Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 3)

Before you cancel your trip to Antigua or Equatorial Guinea, remember that a little planning and proper equipment can make an impact. Protection can be found as easily as covering up with darker clothes made of tightly knit fabric, and …

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Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 2)

Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 2)

The take home message is that there is no safe sun exposure, in fact we are actually being irradiated by the sun continuously. While clearly the benefits of the sun (allowing the possibility life on earth itself, vitamin D absorption, …

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Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 1)

Should You Be Afraid of Your Own Shadow? (Part 1)

A famous singer-songwriter once described the happiness that “sunshine” can bring by merely shining on your “shoulder”. As the spring turns to summer, outdoor activities become increasingly common; and with the inevitable “school’s out” mentality the swimming pools, lakes, beaches, …

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Hospitals Can Help the Community

Hospitals Can Help the Community

A hospital is often associated with emergencies, tragedy, and stressful emotions. However, a hospital is more than a place where people receive treatment and get well. In many cases, a hospital is a vital part of the surrounding community. Charity: …

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Turn Sleep Apnea into Sweet Dreams.

Turn Sleep Apnea into Sweet Dreams.

Are you tired all the time? Does your partner complain about your snoring or restlessness at night? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a blockage or partial blockage of your …

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Let’s Make McKinney the Fittest City in America

Let’s Make McKinney the Fittest City in America

Back in March, the Mayor Brian Loughmiller issued a challenge to the residents of McKinney. He wants to make McKinney, Texas, the fittest city in the United States. He even dedicated the month of March to health by deeming it …

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Meet Our Star Performers

Meet Our Star Performers

We are proud of each and every member of our staff here at the Medical Center of McKinney. We feel that we truly have one of the best teams of medical care providers anywhere. Even with all of our dedicated …

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