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16
Mar

April Is Foot Health Awareness Month

The average American takes around 5,000 steps each day, so it only makes sense that nearly half of all Americans experience some kind of foot pain during their lifetime. This pain can range from something as simple as an ingrown toenail to more complicated problems such as broken bones, pinched nerves, pain associated with the ball or arch of the

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2
Mar

Healthy Kids Day 2012

Each year, the YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day, its initiative to improve the health and well-being of families across the country. This year, Healthy Kids Day is on Saturday, April 28. Healthy Kids Day encourages parents to make ‘play dates’ with their kids every day as a simple way to become a healthier, more active, and connected family. This year’s

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17
Feb

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 recommended for any degree of sinusitis because, of the several treatment options, each is more effective when

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31
Jan

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 cardiovascular disease. In 2004, when the campaign was inaugurated, cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of 500,000 women

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20
Jan

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 know when to see a doctor for a

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6
Jan

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, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones and gallbladder disease, breathing problems, certain cancers, high cholesterol, joint

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23
Dec

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, and our facility is new, clean, and well-maintained. – Stephanie Barnes, RN A: The Emergency

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9
Dec

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 different from a cold? A: A cold typically

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22
Nov

D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2011 MMH winners

The following physicians on staff at Methodist McKinney Hospital made the top doctors list: Beth Anglin, MD (general surgery) Robert Bass, MD (orthopedics) Renato Bosita, MD (orthopedics/spine surgery) William Daniel Bradley, MD (orthopedics/spine surgery) Gretchen Champion, MD (ear, nose and throat) Robert Glatz, MD (emergency medicine) Nayan Patel, MD (pain management) Rashid Shafiq, MD (internal medicine) Robert B. Simonson, MD

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11
Nov

Foot health Q&A with Dr. Desai

Q: I’m new to exercising, what precautions do I need to take for my feet? A: In general people new to exercising should make sure they are fit to begin an exercise program and a visit to their primary care doctor.  As far as their feet a well fitting comfortable pair of shoes is a good idea, and probably most

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28
Oct

Community Spotlight – Kristja Falvo McKinney YMCA (part II)

What are one of two simple suggestions you can recommend to keep our community healthy and active? Encourage neighborhoods to walk together.  Promote a city wide initiative to encourage basic physical activity rather than exercise.  Encourage parents who watch sports games to have a 5 minute field walk to get people moving.  Keep programs on-going, rather than promote them for

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28
Oct

Community Spotlight: Kristja Falvo – McKinney YMCA (part I)

Tell us about yourself and your background in health and wellness? In have been a certified aerobics instructor for over 25 years.  In addition, I was certified with ACSM as a Health Fitness instructor.  I’ve worked in the wellness field for 20 years, first as a the Wellness Director and Ropes Course Director at Rogers State College in Claremore Oklahoma. 

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