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World Class Heart Care at The Medical Center of Plano

World Class Heart Care at The Medical Center of Plano

You may be in good shape. You could also have heart disease. If something’s wrong with your heart, you might not always know. Luckily, technology can help doctors detect heart disease long before symptoms show up. A coronary calcium score test, …

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Don’t Let the Flu Knock You Out

Don’t Let the Flu Knock You Out

Surely by now everyone knows that flu season is in full swing. But did you know that influenza activity peaks in January or later? This means that it’s not too late to fight back. By being proactive with your health …

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Five Healthy Eats On-The-Go

Five Healthy Eats On-The-Go

If you’re spending the day out and about, don’t derail your efforts to eat healthy. Fitnessmagazine.com recommends these five quick and tasty snacks as nutritious alternatives to standard “grab and go” treats: String Cheese and Whole-Grain Crackers Whether you pack …

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The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

The Effects of Alcohol on Your Health

So you’ve heard that alcohol can provide certain health benefits, but you also know alcohol can be detrimental to your health. Confused? April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about the effects of alcohol on your …

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When to Worry About a Head Injury

When to Worry About a Head Injury

A head injury is defined as anything that causes injury to your scalp, skull or brain. A head injury can result from a bump, a fall, a collision while playing sports, a car accident, or other factors, and can vary …

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Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs: Is There a Difference?

Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs: Is There a Difference?

When it comes to prescription drugs, who doesn’t want to save money? That is, unless it would negatively impact your health. So, just what is the difference between generic and brand names drugs, and is there really a difference at …

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Why Our NICU is Different

Why Our NICU is Different

At The Medical Center of Plano, we understand the emotions that accompany the birth of a baby, and we know that as a parent your deepest wish is for your child to be healthy. When an infant needs the specialized …

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Who Needs Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Who Needs Medical Nutrition Therapy?

There’s an undeniable link between good nutrition and good health. Medical nutrition therapy, also sometimes referred to as therapeutic nutrition, involves working with a registered dietitian (RD) to use diet and nutrition as tools to help prevent or treat medical …

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Heartburn 101: Causes & Relief

Heartburn 101: Causes & Relief

Heartburn—you know the uncomfortable feeling all too well, but what causes it and how can you get some relief? Causes Heartburn is caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. The result is an uncomfortable burning sensation in your …

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Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said heart disease, you’re right. What can you do about it? Take advantage of February, American Heart Month, to increase your awareness and follow the recommendations of the American …

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