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Heat and Your Heart

Heat and Your Heart

During the spring and summer months when temperatures rise, the heart has to work harder to keep the body cool, even when you’re not exercising. When your body is hot, your blood vessels dilate to increase circulation of blood to …

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Top Tips for New Moms

Top Tips for New Moms

Bringing a newborn home is exciting and uncharted territory for new mothers. Although books and classes can help with preparing for your baby’s arrival, many new mothers agree that bringing your baby home is when the real education starts. Though …

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Top Tips for Summer Skin Care

Top Tips for Summer Skin Care

You can never be too careful when it comes to sun exposure, but just because you’re concerned about skin cancer doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer indoors. Below are some steps that experts recommend t you take to …

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Hypothermia Therapy for Cardiac Arrest

Hypothermia Therapy for Cardiac Arrest

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and medical treatment for cardiac arrest is literally a matter of life or death. It’s about more than just getting the heart beating again; it also involves trying …

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Kids: Safe at Home Alone?

Kids: Safe at Home Alone?

Contemplating leaving your child home alone? Wondering if he or she is old enough? Worrying if your “baby” will be safe? There is no shortage of questions when it comes to leaving a child home alone. Here are some answers: …

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Forget D2B! We Track E2B!

Forget D2B! We Track E2B!

If you’re suffering a heart attack, every second counts. You need fast, specialized treatment. For patients who suffer ST-segment myocardial elevation infarction (STEMI), time is especially important. This is the deadliest form of heart attack, and the national standard for …

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Meet Great 100 Nurse Kristin Mack!

Meet Great 100 Nurse Kristin Mack!

Here at The Medical Center of Plano, we’re proud to have a great team of nurses supporting our patients and doctors. These men and women deliver exceptional care, and they truly make our hospital a great place. Recently Kristin Mack, …

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Bariatric Surgery: Are You a Candidate?

Bariatric Surgery: Are You a Candidate?

If you struggle with extreme weight problems, you might wonder if bariatric surgery could be the answer you are looking for. This weight loss procedure is usually seen as a last resort by doctors treating obese patients. When considering bariatric …

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Who Needs the NICU?

Who Needs the NICU?

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), also sometimes called the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, is a special place designed just for your baby. It is a place with specialized equipment, nurses, and doctors all working together for the same goal: …

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Plano’s Mayor Recognizes Our Efforts

Plano’s Mayor Recognizes Our Efforts

The Medical Center of Plano recently achieved designation as a Level III Trauma Center. Mayor Phil Dyer expressed his congratulations to Troy Villarreal, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Plano. We appreciate your support, Mayor Dyer! …

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