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Why We Relay: Relay for Life 2012

Why We Relay: Relay for Life 2012

Did you know over 3.5 million people will participate in Relay for Life this year? Each one is Relaying for their own reason and undoubtedly has their own personal story. But no matter what their reason, each step that is …

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Summertime Safety

Summertime Safety

Summer will be here before you know it, and the safety of your children is always a priority! In this video, Dr. Dan Maurer, DO, an orthopedic surgeon with Medical Center of McKinney, discusses how to stay safe during the …

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Herniated Disc: How Exercise & Therapy Can Help

Herniated Disc: How Exercise & Therapy Can Help

Herniated discs are very common and can cause extreme lower back pain. Fortunately, surgery is not the only option when alleviating herniated disc pain. Exercise and therapy are often used prior to resorting to surgery, as they are proven remedies …

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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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What Is an Electrophysiologist?

What Is an Electrophysiologist?

When a doctor puts a steth oscope to your chest to hear your heart, he or she is listening to its beat, which may be regular or irregular. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis …

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