How Sleeping Disorders Can Affect Your Performance in Sports

How Sleeping Disorders Can Affect Your Performance in Sports

An average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep to stay healthy and perform their best at work. Whether you’re a professional athlete or an amateur, you need enough sleep to give good performance in the field. However, research shows that one in every four athletes suffers...

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Custom-Fit Knee Replacement Surgery in North Texas

Custom-Fit Knee Replacement Surgery in North Texas

Methodist McKinney Hospital Supports Cutting Edge Technologies Effecting Joint Replacement Candidates Are you suffering from knee pain? Has your doctor told you it’s time for surgery? Did you know that doctors (within the US) perform more than 600,000 knee replacement...

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Reverse The Negative Effects of Sitting With Quick Exercises

Reverse The Negative Effects of Sitting With Quick Exercises

Did you know the average adult spends approximately 6.5 hours a day or more sitting. For teenagers that number increase to around 8 hours a day. That’s a lot of sitting! Studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and...

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What is Concierge Medicine?

What is Concierge Medicine?

Concierge medicine is a relatively new approach to healthcare delivery in which primary care physicians significantly limit their practices to fewer patients in order to spend more time and care with each one. Appointments are easier and more flexible. Extra time and...

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The Key to Exercise and Weight Maintenance is Music

The Key to Exercise and Weight Maintenance is Music

Previously, I stated that to lose weight you did not have to exercise and could eat more protein and vegetables and even fat – oh the scandal.  I discussed the best way to lose weight for most people is low carb (less than 80 grams a day) and I discussed...

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Exercising During The Summer Time: How To Keep Cool

Exercising During The Summer Time: How To Keep Cool

There are risks when it comes to exercising in the hot weather and in Texas that means you need to be aware of the risks starting in June. As we approach summer, it is important to think about preventing dehydration and heat-related illnesses. According to...

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Flip Flops Should Be Temporary

Flip Flops Should Be Temporary

We are just a few days away from summer (official start is June 21) and yet most of us have had our flip flops on for several weeks. Over the years, flip flops have gone from casual beach shoes to fashionable accessories that can be dressed up or dressed...

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June is National Safety Month – Drive Safely

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...

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Obesity – Are you hoarding your weight?

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...

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Can Colds or Flu Cause a Hernia?

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...

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Risks of Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running

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...

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