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Jun

June is National Safety Month – Drive Safely

At Methodist McKinney Hospital we are always concerned with the safety of our patients, physicians and staff. We thought we would highlight the importance of safety in honor of National Safety Month, we are focusing on driving safely since everyone can relate to that. It’s important to stay safe all the time and not just talk about the importance of

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25
May

Obesity – Are you hoarding your weight?

We are all aware of the obesity epidemic affecting our country and the benefits of losing weight are well documented and profound.  For years the answer to weight loss in the medical community was “eat less and exercise more” but studies show that to lose weight you do not have to exercise, and you can actually eat more of certain foods. Don’t

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21
May

Can Colds or Flu Cause a Hernia?

Can colds or flu cause a hernia?  The answer is yes!  One of the most common causes for developing an abdominal hernia is coughing. More so than straining or lifting, having a strong, chronic cough can result in a painful hernia. We definitely see an increase in these in our clinic in the spring months as a result of coughing

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11
May

Your Smartphone May Be The Cause Of Your Finger, Hand, and Elbow Pain

In today’s world it seems most people have a smartphone – from seniors to young children. We all use them in our day-to-day lives and because they play such an integral role, we are constantly on them. Did you know that your fingers, hands, and elbows can be negatively impacted by the use of your smartphone? As we use our

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10
May

Risks of Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running

You throw on a pair of sneakers and head out the door for your daily run. Did you know that those shoes may be causing serious injury to not only your feet, but also your hips, knees, and back? Running is a great way for you to stay healthy, but the wrong shoes could be causing you more harm than

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4
Mar

Methodist McKinney Hospital Awarded Gold Seal for Joint Replacement

MCKINNEY, Texas (February 22, 2019) Methodist McKinney Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement – Knee and Hip Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. “Methodist McKinney Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of

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15
Jan

Outpatient Ortho Surgery

Do you experience pain every day? Is hip or knee pain keeping you from doing the things you love, like playing with your kids or grandchildren? Living with joint pain isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also be life-changing in all the wrong ways. Luckily, people who suffer from knee or hip pain have several treatment options available to them that

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9
Jan

Sports Medicine Care and Checkups

Whether it’s a child or an adult, participating in sports provides some meaningful benefits to the participant. Team sports teaches people discipline, dedication, hard work, and teamwork, for example. While those are great lessons that can serve you well throughout your entire life, playing sports always comes with the risk of injury. If you engage in a contact sport such

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10
Dec

The Differences Between Physical and Occupational Therapy

If you’ve been told that you may need therapy to facilitate your recovery from an illness, injury or surgery, you might be wondering what kind of therapy you need. In general, there are two kinds of therapy available, physical and occupational therapy. Around the time of World War I, both types of therapy were referred to as reconstructive aides, with

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29
Nov

Ortho Care for Winter Sports

Every year, thousands and thousands of people end up seeking treatment for sports-related injuries. It’s been said that there’s a sport for every season and an injury for every sport. And that certainly rings true as it relates to injuries that are the result of people participating in winter sports. In other parts of the country where colder temperatures and

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19
Nov

Methodist McKinney Hospital Named to Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” As A Five Time Winner

Methodist McKinney Hospital Named to Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” As A Five Time Winner Methodist McKinney Hospital, a physician-owned hospital nestled in the Stonebridge Ranch community, announced today that they were awarded Dallas Morning News’ “Top 100 Places to Work” for the fifth time. In order to be honored with this title, companies are graded on

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3
Jul

Treating Running Injuries with Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a professional runner or you do it to get physical exercise, you may have experienced sports injuries in the past. Although running is good for your health, it applies stress on your lower body. If your muscles are weak, you may end up feeling extreme pain. Sports-related injuries negatively impact your performance and tend to affect your lifestyle.

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