Combating Acute & Chronic Sinusitis

With spring just around the corner, it makes sense to recognize the importance of National Sinus Pain Awareness Month. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal sinuses and may be caused by colds, allergies, or pollutants in the air. Early medical treatment is...

February is Go Red for Women Month

While most Americans might assume that heart disease and heart attacks primarily affect men, the reality is quite different. That is why the American Heart Association (AHA) developed the Go Red for Women campaign in order to educate women about the risks of...

Bumps & Bruises

Did you know that a cut and a bruise are essentially the same thing? A cut occurs at the surface of the body, and a bruise occurs below the surface. The black and blue color of a bruise is the result of blood clots forming under the skin. It’s sometimes difficult to...

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the easiest ways you can help prevent a number of diseases and conditions. A healthy weight can also control the acceleration of existing health problems. Being overweight can create a host of problems including heart disease,...

MMH Emergency Department – A Nurse’s Perspective

Q: What are some of the reasons you would recommend the Emergency Department at Methodist McKinney Hospital? A: At Methodist McKinney Hospital there is little to no wait time to see a nurse or doctor.  We are staffed with professional and caring nurses and doctors,...

Ready to Battle the Flu?

Q: What is the flu? A: The flu is an infection of the respiratory tract. This includes the nose, airways, throat, and lungs. Q: What causes the flu? A: The flu is caused by one of two kinds of the influenza virus, Influenza A and Influenza B. Q: How is the flu...